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Genre  Comedy, Romance
Initial DVD release  October 12, 2004
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Director  Frank Tashlin
Executive producer  Jerry Lewis
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Country  United States
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Writer  Norm Liebermann, Ed Haas, Frank Tashlin
Release date  December 16, 1964 (1964-12-16)
Cast  Jerry Lewis (Jerome Littlefield), Karen Sharpe (Julie Blair), Glenda Farrell (Dr. Jean Howard), Everett Sloane (Mr. Tuffington), Kathleen Freeman (Nurse Higgins), Del Moore (Dr. Davenport)
Similar movies  Self/less, Mission: Impossible III, Straight Outta Compton, Johanna, Stonehearst Asylum, Thank You for Smoking
Tagline  NOTE: This picture was made entirely without the co-operation of any medical association!

The disorderly orderly 1964 bloopers gag reel outtakes


A hospital orderly creates havoc by igniting a patients beard and stealing an ambulance to pursue his girlfriend.

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The Disorderly Orderly is a 1964 American comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Jerry Lewis. The film was produced by Paul Jones with a screenplay by director Frank Tashlin, based on a story by Norm Liebermann and Ed Haas.

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The Disorderly Orderly is a 1964 American comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Jerry Lewis. The film was produced by Paul Jones with a screenplay by director Frank Tashlin, based on a story by Norm Liebermann and Ed Haas.

Plot

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Jerome Littlefield (Lewis) is an orderly at the Whitestone Sanatorium and Hospital who suffers from "neurotic identification empathy" a psychosomatic problem that causes him to suffer the symptoms of others and interferes with his ability to function effectively on the job. His unwitting propensity for slapstick-style mayhem sorely tries the patience of Dr. Howard (Glenda Farrell) and Nurse Higgins (Kathleen Freeman).

When his high school crush Susan Andrews (Susan Oliver) is admitted to the hospital after a suicide attempt, Jerome gradually comes to the realization that his problem is a result of his years-long obsession with her. While he fails to establish a romantic relationship with Susan, he does lift her spirits, thus banishing any thought of suicide and giving her the will to live.

A runaway gurney is chased by several ambulances and causes the destruction of ceiling-high canned goods displays in a grocery store. Littlefield is cured of his problem, reunited with his girlfriend Julie (Karen Sharpe), and looking forward to resuming his interrupted medical school career.

Cast

  • Jerry Lewis as Jerome Littlefield
  • Susan Oliver as Susan
  • Kathleen Freeman as Nurse Higgins
  • Glenda Farrell as Dr. Howard
  • Karen Sharpe as Julie
  • Alice Pearce as Patient
  • Barbara Nichols as Patient
  • Jack E. Leonard as Patient
  • Everett Sloane as Mr. Tuffington
  • Soundtrack

    The title song, sung over the opening credits, is performed by Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Reception

    While Howard Thompson of the New York Times (December 24, 1964) liked a few comedic bits and praised some secondary performers, he generally panned The Disorderly Orderly writing, "[The film] runs dry at the end of the first third — like a juiceless watermelon — and splits open, with about the same results."

    DVD release

    The film was released to Region 1 DVD in United States in October 2004.

    References

    The Disorderly Orderly Wikipedia
    The Disorderly Orderly IMDbThe Disorderly Orderly Rotten TomatoesThe Disorderly Orderly themoviedb.org


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