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Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

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Directed by

Jerry Lewis

Written by

Jerry Lewis (Writer)
Bill Richmond (Writer)

Runtime

107 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Well, any scientist who makes a girl like this can't be all mad.

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Keywords

love student teacher professor chemistry potion playing piano

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