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

This is Hollywood.

Land of the real and the unreal.

The unreal are the actors.

And the reel, nothing more

than a thing to put film on.

From up here, I guess

it doesn't look very much different

from your hometown.

But how would you know?

You don't go around looking

at your hometown from a plane.

This is a town where dedicated people

spend every waking hour

applying their varied talents

to the making of a product,

the only purpose of which is

to take you away

from the harsh realities of life into

the wondrous land of Make-Believe.

What's your pleasure?





How about a love story?

Yes, a love story.

I love you very much.

Saying it is very trivial.

I love you too.

Oh, my beautiful, wonderful man.

I could listen to you for hours.

But that would deprive me

of the tenderness of your lips.

Don't speak anymore.

Nor shall I.

Kiss me, my love.

Yes, this is Hollywood.

Where, for just the price of a ticket,

they will take you anyplace

you want to go.

Anyplace that is, except one.

Seldom will they let you inside one

of those sound stages down there,

where their magic potion is brewed.

And we'll show you why.

Sometimes the good guys

are afraid of horses.

And if they're afraid of horses,

they're certainly not going

to let them use real rocks on them.

Mistreated girl, you think.

She was formerly middleweight

champion of the Marine Corps.

The lovers?

In real life,

these two are man and wife.

All right. Here we go for a take.

Would you mind not sitting

on my jacket?

If I had my way, stupid,

I'd be sitting in another state!

- Oh, yeah?

- Yeah!

Well, listen, nitwit!

If it wasn't for me...

If it wasn't for you?

Why, you cheap imitation

of a screen extra,

I ought to smack you

right in the mouth!




Besides everything else,

you're the Very dream that I dreamed.

Aside from the behind-the-scenes

activities of the people

that are constantly seen

on the silver screen,

we would like to show you

the behind-the-scenes activities

of the motion-picture tsars

and tsaresses and their tsurisses.

Of the motion-picture tsars

and tsaresses and their tsurisses.

And so as not to make this

in any way

a completely dry

and stilted documentary,

we have acquired the services

of one the most prominent

and highly intelligent idiots available.

This is Paramutual Pictures


And this is the inner working brain

of a highly successful

and wealthy company

of motion-picture makers.

And furthermore, how do you expect

us to continue to be highly successful

and wealthy motion-picture makers

when constantly, day after day,

we're losing money?

And furthermore and most important,

we're not losing that money

at the box office.

I suppose that's because

"MoVies Are Your Best Entertainment".


Now. This money that I mentioned

that we're constantly losing,

it's here, in the studio.

And we must find out how and where

it's going and who's getting it!

Now, I haVe sitting beside me

Mr. Fumble,

of the distinguished firm

of Fumble, Fidgett and Fuss,

the famous efficiency experts.

I've asked Mr. Fumble here

to help us find out

why money is being wasted

by some 3,000 employees

of Paramutual Pictures.

In short,

we need an efficiency expert

to be exposed to the everyday routine

of this studio

and report to us any financial leak

or excess spending.

Tom, dear.

You're the businessman of the family,

and you've always been the smartest.

Up to now.

And you've always been the smartest.

Up to now.

But this is not the way, Tom, dear.

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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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