The Errand Boy

Synopsis: Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Jerry Lewis
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

With due respect to Mr. Fumble,

it simply will not work.

And may I ask, why?

Yes. Why?

Because this is a job

for someone that nobody knows.

Well, I haVe a Very good business,

and I simply will not

take on an assignment

that I feel we can't do

our best work with.

- And therefore, I must withdraw.

- But, Mr. Fumble!

And I warn you, if this is to be

a successful Venture on your part,

be sure that you pick someone

that nobody knows.

But nobody!



Someone nobody knows?

Irma Paramutual?

You've been around here

since we opened the place.

Ulysses Paramutual?

No, you've been around too long too.

Albert Paramutual?

No. EVerybody knows you.

Paramutual. Paramutual.


Nobody but Paramutuals.

Someone nobody knows.

Tom, I maintain that in order

to get the information that you want,

we should get somebody

that not only nobody knows,

but someone that couldn't care less

about our problems,

or anybody else's for that matter.

- How do you mean?

- I mean that we need somebody

who is so concerned

with his own problems

that he won't know that we

literally want him to spy for us.

And it should be somebody

who doesn't care about money,

who doesn't care how we spend ours

or how much we haVe

or how much anybody else has.

Just where do you find

this sort of someone?

Frankly, Tom, I don't think you do.

The person that we want

probably doesn't exist.

There just couldn't be

anybody that stupid.

Yeah. There isn't anybody that stupid.


Hey, WeaVer! Come here.

Get him.

Yes, sir.

Hey, kid. Would you

come down here a minute?

Does Hitler? What?


- Hello, young man.

- Hello, man.

- Do you know who we are?

- The parole board?

We're the people who run this studio.

We're the Paramutuals.

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Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis AM (born Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter, humanitarian and innovator. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He and Dean Martin were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of Martin and Lewis. Following that success, he was a solo star in film, nightclubs, television, concert stages and musicals. Lewis served as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and host of the live Labor Day broadcast of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for 40 years. more…

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