1963, Paramount, 107 min, USA, Dir: Jerry Lewis

With one swig of his magic potion, Jerry Lewis is transformed from meek college professor into the God of Mutant Swingers - Buddy Love! A few critics saw Lewis’ performance as a sharp dig at old partner Dean Martin (The Hollywood Reporter winked, “There’s more than a dram of vinegar in this portrayal of the glib, flip, guzzling hipster.”) Be sure to check out Love’s den of unearthly delights, the Purple Pit, and grrrr-oove to the swanky sounds of Les Brown and His Band of Renown. With Stella Stevens.

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