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The Disorderly Orderly
The Disorderly Orderly
Actors: Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell, Everett Sloane, Karen Sharpe, Kathleen Freeman
Director: Frank Tashlin
Genres: Classics, Comedy
NR     2004     1hr 30min

As a result of his severe clumsiness and goofy demeanor, Littlefield fits right in with the patients, and is often mistaken for them.


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Actors: Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell, Everett Sloane, Karen Sharpe, Kathleen Freeman
Director: Frank Tashlin
Creators: Jerry Lewis, W. Wallace Kelley, Frank Tashlin, Arthur P. Schmidt, Paul Jones, Ed Haas, Norm Liebmann
Genres: Classics, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Classics, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/12/2004
Original Release Date: 12/16/1964
Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/1964
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Laughter Is The Best Medicine!
Mike King | Taunton, MA United States | 10/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jerry Lewis is Jerome Littlefield, an orderly at a mental institution who acts crazier than the patients. Since Frank Tashlin directed this movie, Jerry is free to concentrate solely on his performance, which he does to perfection. Once again Jerry is the lovable loser, who was thrown out of medical school because he felt the symptoms of every patient he diagnosed. This movie features a lot of great sight gags. Jerry fixes a television set in a patient's room that has poor reception, also known as snow. When he takes out the front of the TV, snow comes flying out of the set and soon fills the room! A patient is in a full body cast from head to toe, looking like a plastered mummy. Jerry accidentally knocks him over, the patient goes rolling down a hill and crashes into a tree. There's pieces of broken plaster everywhere, but no body! Jerry declares, "I lost a patient!" The movie concludes with one of the craziest chase scenes in movie history, as a wheeled stretcher with an injured man on it rolls out of the back of an ambulance and continues to roll down hills, while first one, then two ambulances chase him. This movie features more LPMs (laughs per minute) than most modern comedies, and is one of Jerry's funniest films."
Mike King | 07/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this when I was a kid and I'm glad to say I still do now at 42! This is one of Jerry Lewis's finest with some really clever visual gags and an inspired use of sound(look out for the apple scene.)Kathleen Freeman is also great as the long suffering head nurse.The whole cast is excellent really and Everett Sloane is on fine form as the very un-pc director of the hospital.
A great film and very nearly up there with Lewis's(not Eddie Murphy's!) The Nutty Professor."
You'll need pain relief from laughing so much.
Troy | California, usa | 10/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Funny, funny, funny. Great family movie. Too bad they don't make them like this anylonger."
Lewis is great
Troy | 03/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"my whole family loves Lewis it isn"t very often that my family can watch a wholesome movie and actually laugh."