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The Bellboy

The Bellboy(1960)

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  • Writer-director 'Lewis, Jerry' shot the movie in four weeks at Miami Beach's Fountainblau Hotel while he also was performing there. He edited it during his subsequent engagement in Las Vegas.
  • Director 'Lewis, Jerry' is credited with having created the video-assist technique for this film. At the time it was called "Closed Circuit Television Applied to Motion Pictures," for which he was awarded a patent.
  • Cinderfella (1960) was ready to be released that summer, but 'Jerry Lewis' wanted it to wait until Christmas, being a family-oriented film. Regardless, Paramount demanded a summer film, so Lewis shot this film in four weeks, directing himself because nobody else could do it as quickly as needed.

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