The Bellboy

Synopsis: Stanley is a bellboy at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach. It is there that he performs his duties quietly and without a word to anyone. All that he displays are facial expressions and a comedic slapstick style. And anything that can go wrong - does go wrong when Stanley is involved. Then one day, Jerry Lewis, big star, arrives at the hotel and some of the staff notice the striking resemblance. Stanley continues to do what he was hired to do while star Lewis has more trouble with his entourage than the hotel accommodations.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Jerry Lewis
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
72 min

Hello. Allow me to introduce myself.

I am Jackie Mulchen,

the executive producer in charge

of all productions here at Paramount.

And before showing this picture,

I thought I should at least explain.

The motion picture you're about to see

isn't the run-of-the-mill film fare

that has been presented

to the movie going public of late.

It's quite easy

making this type of picture,

filled with love, emotion and tears.

And of course, we could easily

make the space...


...and horror films that are enjoyed

by many peoples of the world.

But we chose to make

what you're about to see.

A film based on fun.

And it's just a little different

insofar as there is no story and no plot.

That's right. I said no story, no plot.

It is actually a series of silly sequences.

Or you might say it is a visual diary

of a few weeks in the life of a real nut.

And it's real silly.

Oh, put it on. Show it to 'em. Put it on!

This is Walter Winchell reporting,

and this is Miami Beach at night.

The nights here are the same

as anywhere else.

No sun.

This is the same Miami Beach, daytime.

It is just waking up,

rubbing the sand out of its palms,

ready for another "let's be pretty

for the tourists" day,

a day that could never get started

without the people who provide

the services

that are required in order

that the visitor is satisfied.

The people who serve

are the real backbone,

the people who serve and work

in order that you might pay...

... that is, play.

Company... halt!

And of course, there are chefs,

chambermaids, clerks, hostesses,

waiters, doormen,

bartenders, waitresses,

musicians and entertainers.

But these men are

the real unsung heroes of a hotel,

the men who have no real direction.

They are called on day and night,

for anything,

from burping babies

to walking the dog.

These are the men who are

almost always called upon

for services above and beyond

the call of duty.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen,

I call them men,

but everyone else

calls for... the bellboy.

As the bellboys break ranks, they all

know where to go and what to do.

That is, most of them.

How are you?

Here, Stanley. Get everything

out of the trunk.

George, come help me.

Hello? Hello?

Hello, Mr Hartman. How are you?

- Yes, we...

- I need a couple of guys...

Yes, we have your trunks.

I can't hear very well.

What did you say?

Oh, yes, of course.

We've got beautiful accommodations.

I'm sure you'll be happy with them.

We'd be delighted to see you. Yes.

Yes, thank you. Goodbye.

- I'm Mr Carter. I have a reservation.

- Yes, sir, Mr Carter. Sign here, please.

It's nice to have you with us again.

Unfortunately, I can't stay too long.

This has to be a hit-and-run vacation.

We certainly hope you enjoy your stay.

Front boy!

Mr Carter is in Room 625.

We certainly hope you enjoy your stay,

Miss Winkly.

Front boy!

Miss Winkly is in Room 626.

It's so nice to see you again,

Mrs Hartong. Let me help you.

You're very lucky. We've been having

wonderful weather, Mrs Hartong.

Here we go, that's it. Easy.

That's it now.

Boy, open that bag

and hang those things up in the closet.

Well, if it isn't Mrs Hartong

back with us again.

I hope it isn't because of dieting again.

Don't you fret. We'll do all we can.

But you'll have to stay away

from the candy.

- I know, I know.

- Good.

Clerk, the key to Room 988

for Mrs Hartong, please.

I'm sure you'll be very happy

in the new wing, Mrs Hartong.

I'd like to leave a forwarding address.


Two weeks certainly did fly by,

Mrs Hartong.

They certainly did.

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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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