Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

  1. Jerry Lewis

    Director, Writer

  2. Bill Richmond


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis

    Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love / Baby Kelp

  2. Stella Stevens

    Stella Stevens

    Stella Purdy

  3. Henry Gibson

    Henry Gibson

    Gibson, College Student

  4. Richard Kiel

    Richard Kiel

    Man in Gym (uncredited)

  5. Del Moore

    Del Moore

    Dr. Hamius R. Warfield

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The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 4, 1963


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

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