Three on a Couch

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Three on a Couch
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Directed by Jerry Lewis
Produced by Jerry Lewis
Written by Bob Ross
Samuel A. Taylor
Starring Jerry Lewis
Janet Leigh
James Best
Mary Ann Mobley
Kathleen Freeman
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • July 7, 1966 (1966-07-07)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,875,000 (est. US/ Canada rentals)[1]
464,995 admissions (France)[2]

Three on a Couch is a 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.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

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.

Production[edit]

Comedians Buddy Lester and Fritz Feld have cameos. Janet Leigh previously co-starred with Lewis and Dean Martin in Living It Up.

Main cast[edit]

Actor Role
James Best Dr. Benjamin Mizer
Janet Leigh Dr. Elizabeth Acord
Jerry Lewis Christopher Pride
Leslie Parrish Mary Lou Mauve
Mary Ann Mobley Susan Manning
Gila Golan Anna Jacque
Kathleen Freeman Murphy
Buddy Lester The Drunk
Fritz Feld The Attache

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