Three on a Couch
|Three on a Couch|
|Directed by||Jerry Lewis|
|Produced by||Jerry Lewis|
Samuel A. Taylor
Mary Ann Mobley
|Music by||Louis Brown|
|Cinematography||W. Wallace Kelley|
|Edited by||Russel Wiles|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
$2,875,000 (est. US/ Canada rentals)|
464,995 admissions (France)
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.
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.
|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|
|Buddy Lester||The Drunk|
|Fritz Feld||The Attache|
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.
- "Big Rental Pictures of 1966", Variety, 4 January 1967 p 8
- Box office information for film in France at Box Office Story
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-29. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
- "Jerry Lewis Triple Feature: Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Terry-Thomas, Peter Lawford, Anne Francis, Mary Ann Mobley, Various: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2018-02-16.