Who's Minding the Store?
Who's Minding the Store?
Barbara is a very rich girl who falls in love with Norman Phiffier, a poor young man. She doesn't tell him who she really is and prepares to marry him. But, Mrs. Tuttle (Barbara's mother) doesn't want her daughter to mary such a poor man. So, she hires Norman at one of her big stores, and gives him the most difficult and disgusting works. She hopes that seeing Norman humiliated, Barbara will finally leave him. But things don't work exactly this way...
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JERRY LEWIS AT HIS ZANY BEST!!!
Who's Minding the store is Jerry Lewis at his very best! Frank Tashlin
directing, and with Tashlin directing Lewis, you know it's going to be a
CLASSIC. One moment after another in this 1963 film, Jerry Lewis leads the
audience into one madcap nutfilled scene after another, from the scene where
Jerry's supposed to be selling gourmet "De-Lights" food, being forced to eat
Fried ants in a scent free sauce, to trying to sell shoes to a 300 Lb.
Female Wrestler, who's actually been hired to make Jerry want to quit...
Well this film is as funny as any film of the 1960's, included are the Pink
Panther, Shot in the Dark and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World....This is also one film of Jerry's that you really don't have to be a fan of
Jerry's to appreciate...with an awesome supporting comedy cast of Agnes
Moorehead, John McGiver, Ray Walston Jill St. John, this film in my opinion
is Jerry Lewis FINEST, without Dean Martin, and maybe his best of all-time.
(But that would take alot of doing.) My advice, If you get the opportunity
to see "Who's Minding
the Store?" See it, if you don't find it utterly hilarious, it's time to
make an appointment with the undertaker.
Just plain fun!
This is one of the all time comedy greats. Jerry Lewis plays a guy who
can do nothing right, (to the extreme). Jerry plays a young man who
wants to make something of himself so he can marry the girl of his
dreams. Jill St. John is wonderful as the girl of his affection.I can't say enough about John McGiver. He plays the "milk toast", Mr.
Tuttle. I've seen him in a number of fun films and he always gives a
strong performance. His wife, who wore the pants, was played by
Hollywood legend, Agnes Moorehead. She gave a strong performance in
this film. She was simply wonderful. The things she puts Jerry up to
are extremely over the top! Very funny.I was to young to see this film when it came out. However as a child I
can remember seeing it on television. I can remember my dad falling out
of his chair and rolling on the floor in laughter. I remember joining
him on the floor and finding it hard to breath because I was laughing
so hard. My mom was hitting the side of her chair and screaming. You
can't buy memories like that. I truly believe Jerry Lewis was the best
comic of his time. For that matter, Our time.Jerry Lewis is a true comic who isn't afraid to be the butt of every
joke. That's what separates great comics from the rest. People like
Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller,George Burns, The Three Stooges and on and
on. It wasn't about them, It was about laughter. If you want to take a break from the stress of life, if just for a
moment, and simply enjoy a little nuttiness for the sake of nuttiness,
this is the film for you.
A Great Film
This is one of the funniest films in the career of Jerry Lewis. This film
can pretty much be seen as a series of vignettes as Norman bounces around
from department to department as he tries to earn enough money to marry the
woman he loves. Also, the rest of the cast give solid performances
especially John McGiver, Ray Walston and Agnes Moorehead. Walston is great
as the weasel of a store manager who does everything he can to break Norman.
McGiver is outstanding as Mr. Tuttle who in the process of the film turns
from a milquetoast to a tiger as he finally stands up to his wife, Phoebe.
However, Agnes Moorehead is perfect as Phoebe Tuttle and she pretty much
plays a mortal version of Endorra, the character she would play less than a
year later on "Bewitched". However, the one negative criticism of the film that I have is the fact that
like what a couple of other commentators said was the fact that this film is
pretty much takes great joy in bashing women. Other than that this is a
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Jerry minding the store
Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffier, a poodle dog walker who is going to marry
a rich girl named Barbara Tuttle (Jill St. John) who works as an elevator
operator at a department store.Barbara doesn't want Norman to know that
she's rich.Barbara's mother Phoebe Tuttle (Agnes Moorehead) doesn't want her
daughter to marry such a fool as Norman so she gets Norman a job from the
store Barbara works and gets him the worst jobs.Norman has to eat fried ants
for example.Frank Tashlin's Who's Minding the Store from 1963 is filled with
hilarious situations.Jerry Lewis causes disasters and makes people crack
up.It's hard to say the best movie of Jerry Lewis but this must be one of
the them.It has everything Jerry Lewis fans need.Watch this movie if you
want to get a good laugh a'la Jerry Lewis.