THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)
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|Contributor||Kathleen Freeman, Stella Stevens, Jerry Lewis, Del Moore|
Dr Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis) is a homely and near-sighted chemistry teacher who's ignored by the ladies and ridiculed by his students and fellow professors. All of that changes, one day, when he concocts a magical potion that can transform him into a sophisticated and handsome Romeo, a confident, self-assured swinger dubbed "Buddy Love". But the Jekyll-and-Hyde routine soon creates double the trouble for the bumbling professor and the girl of his dreams (Stella Stevens), a student who's fallen head-over-heels for the conceited, debonair Buddy.
- Product dimensions : 19 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 80 Grams
- Director : Jerry Lewis
- Media Format : NTSC
- Release date : 4 December 2019
- Actors : Kathleen Freeman, Del Moore, Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens
- Studio : Shock Records
- ASIN : B07YTDXW3P
- Country of origin : Australia
- Best Sellers Rank: 30,355 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The Stevenson Jekyl and Hyde allegorical formula is worked in a modern context with the hapless, eocentric professor (Kelp by name) of chemistry prompted to take another look at himself through the eyes of his detractors (his students in the main). Of diminutive stature and a faltering, high-pitched voice, he turns initially to the gymnasium in the hope of improving his physique. After some weeks at this (telescoped in the film to a few minutes) he seeks advice from the medical faculty in the university and decides instead to explore his knowledge of chemistry for a solution. Following a spell of experimentation he at last comes up with a liquid concoction which, when taken orally, has almost immediate, drastic results.
The evolved persona is a dashing, colourfully dressed and conceited individual with a natural musical talent who, in his transient state, forces himself on Stella, an impressionable blond student. But the transformation is, as we say, transient with a decreasing "life" span as time progresses, much as befalls the prototype from Stevenson. The full revelation of the deceit comes in a magnificent climax close to the end of the film. The end itself is not quite predictable either, but we leave that for the viewer to enjoy.
But, as with its prototype, this tale has a moral (several of them in fact), and not just limited to pricking the pompous pride lingering a little beneath the surface in some academics. I know, because I have been there!
A film that stands repeated watching and fully deserving of its 5 star rating in this reviever's opinion.
The worlds I would Used is fantasic peace of cinema 100% must see if you are a fan of comedy,
Lets just do a short comparsion with the remake
In the orginall
Jerry Lewis Plays
a Charicter called
Instead of a Charicter Nammed
Professor Sheman Klump In the remake
Lets start off by saying this Version of professor Is fair better than the remake by fair becuase It just seems like a more likeable charicter
In the remake The charicter Is Funny yes but not quite as good as he is in the orginall
The alter ego Buddy Love on the other hand is a Fair Better Charicter In the remake than he is in this version simply becuase he has more personallity.
dispite those differnces
I think the orginall Film Is a Much better film than the remake, Defently worth the watch and in my opoion, Its definley one of the more better films of 60's.