The Ladies Man
|The Ladies Man|
|Directed by||Jerry Lewis|
|Produced by||Jerry Lewis|
|Written by||Jerry Lewis
|Music by||Walter Scharf|
|Cinematography||W. Wallace Kelley|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release dates||June 28, 1961|
|Running time||106 minutes|
Herbert H. Heebert (Jerry Lewis) is a young man who loses his girlfriend, swears off romance, and then takes a job at a genteel, women-only boarding house, run by Helen Wellenmellen (Helen Traubel). Although most of the women treat him like a servant, Fay (Pat Stanley) helps him with his fear of women, including Lillian Briggs, the blonde bombshell "Queen of Rock & Roll", who made her Hollywood acting debut in the film.
The main set is a four story doll house-like interior of a mansion turned boarding house with a central courtyard allowing crane shots spanning floors. At $350,000, it was the most expensive set for a family comedy to date.
The film was released on DVD on October 14, 2004.
- COMIC CONSTRUCTS EDIFICE FOR FILM: JERRY LEWIS CONCOCTS A 40-ROOM BUILDING FOR 'THE LADIES' MAN' By GLADWIN HILL,Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 02 Dec 1960: 33.
- Howard Thompson (July 13, 1961). "'Ladies' Man' Heads New Double Bill". The New York Times.
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