The Jerry Lewis Films

An Analytical Filmography of the Innovative Comic

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About the Book

Using interviews with Jerry Lewis and many of his co-stars, this book analyzes his collaborative efforts with Dean Martin, his subsequent solo work, his writing and directorial careers, and later movies such as Hardly Working (1979) and The King of Comedy (1982).
Comprehensive data are provided for each of the films, with cast and production credits, studio, release date, and running time. Lewis’s own reflections on his work are included for many of the entries.

About the Author(s)

James L. Neibaur is a film historian and educator with more than 20 books and articles in Cineaste, Classic Images, Film Quarterly, Films in Review, Filmfax, and Encyclopædia Britannica. Ted Okuda is a Chicago-based film historian whose articles have appeared in such publications as Nostalgia Digest, Filmfax, and Classic Images.

Bibliographic Details

James L. Neibaur and Ted Okuda
Foreword by Kathleen Freeman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 295
Bibliographic Info: 51 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7500-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0308-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“indispensible…it’s so hard to put down I wonder how I ever got along without it”—Examiner.com; “the ultimate tribute”—The Intelligencer Record; “a superior tome”—Classic Images; “the best book ever written about Jerry Lewis’ movie work! Well-researched, smartly organized, and crisply written…essential”—Roctober; “valuable”—Video Eyeball.