The Nutty Professor
Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and stars in this riotously funny movie that
set a new standard for screen comedy. Lewis plays Dr. Julius Kelp, a homely and
nearsighted chemistry teacher whos ignored by the ladies and ridiculed by his
students and fellow professors. All of that changes one day when he concocts a
magical potion that can transform him into a sophisticated and handsome Romeo, a
confident, self-assured swinger dubbed ‘Buddy Love’.
But the Jekyll-and-Hyde routine soon creates double the trouble for the bumbling professor and the girl of his dreams (Stella Stevens), a student whos fallen head-over-heels for the conceited, debonair Buddy.