Who's Minding the Store?
|Who's Minding the Store?|
|Directed by||Frank Tashlin|
|Produced by||Paul Jones|
|Written by||Frank Tashlin
Jill St. John
|Music by||Joseph J. Lilley|
|Cinematography||W. Wallace Kelley|
|Edited by||John Woodcock|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||November 28, 1963|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Phiffier, a dog walker, is as awkward socially as he is physically. Mrs. Tuttle despises Phiffier but she arranges for him to get a job at one of her stores. She directs the store manager, Quimby (Ray Walston), to assign Phiffier a series of impossible and outrageous tasks, hoping he will become frustrated and quit, proving to her daughter that he is worthless. Instead, he becomes more driven and determined, with Quimby realizing that "he's a man of character."
Barbara has been keeping her heiress status to the Tuttle Department Store fortune a secret from Phiffier, knowing he is a proud person who refuses to marry her until he can afford to buy her a home. When her identity as an heiress is revealed, Phiffier breaks off the engagement and quits, returning to his previous job as dog walker.
Phiffier in this way does prove his worth to Mrs. Tuttle and she accepts him into her family.
Who's Minding the Store? was filmed from March 25 to May 22, 1963.
- The scene in which Fritz Feld feeds Lewis a delicacy of fried ants actually contained genuine fried ants, a fact that Lewis was unaware of until after the scene was over.
- The film's poster can be seen in the background of Jerry's film, The Patsy when Ina Balin gets into a phone booth to call Jerry's character, Stanley Belt.
The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 27, 2012.
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