Release dateJuly 7, 1966 (1966-07-07) WriterBob Ross (screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay), Arne Sultan (story), Marvin Worth (story) ScreenplaySamuel A. Taylor, Bob Ross CastJerry Lewis (Christopher Pride / Warren / Ringo / Rutherford / Heather), Janet Leigh (Dr Elizabeth Acord), Mary Ann Mobley (Susan Manning), Gila Golan (Anna Jacque), Leslie Parrish (Mary Lou Mauve), James Best (Dr. Ben Mizer) Similar moviesK-PAX, Don Juan DeMarco, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Gothika, The Voices, The Forgotten
TaglineWhen Jerry takes over as "The King" of the great lovers Pandemonium reigns!
Three on a couch original trailer
Three on a Couch is a 1966 American comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis.
Filmed from September 13-December 1, 1965, it was released on July 7, 1966 by Columbia Pictures. Co-starring are Janet Leigh, Leslie Parrish, Mary Ann Mobley, James Best and Kathleen Freeman.
This was the first film that Lewis made for Columbia after ending a 17-year partnership with Paramount Pictures. This is also the first film that Lewis directed in which he did not receive a screenwriting credit. Three on a Couch was listed in the 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.
Jerry lewis and janet leigh in three on a couch 1966
Christopher Pride wants to marry his girlfriend, Dr. Elizabeth Acord. However, she is too involved with her patients and she doesn't think that she would be able to leave them to live in Paris for a year. Pride decides to solve her patients' problems after finding out that most of them are merely despondent after having relationships go bad. Therefore, he decides to "date" these women, without Acord's knowledge, and give them back their self-esteem so that they will be less dependent on their doctor.
The film comes to a climax when all the women, including the psychiatrist, assemble at a party with Pride present. He quickly switches from one character to the next depending on which woman is present.
Comedians Buddy Lester and Fritz Feld have cameos. Janet Leigh previously co-starred with Lewis and Dean Martin in Living It Up.