|The Errand Boy|
|Directed by||Jerry Lewis|
|Written by||Jerry Lewis|
|Produced by||Ernest D. Gluscksman|
|Cinematography||W. Wallace Kelley|
|Edited by||Stanley E. Johnson|
|Music by||Walter Scharf|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||843,546 admissions (France) |
The Errand Boy is a 1961 American comedy film directed by, co-written by and starring Jerry Lewis. 
Paramutual Pictures decide that they need a spy to find out the inner workings of their studio. Morty S. Tashman, (the 'S' stands for 'scared'), is a paperhanger who happens to be working right outside their window. They decide that he is the man for the job and hire him on the spot. He bumbles his way through a series of misadventures, reporting everything back to the corporate executives.
The Paramutual Studio President eventually has to fire Morty for incompetency. But secret film taken of his bumbling becomes public and everybody wants to know who the terrific new comedy star is. Paramutual is forced to beg Morty to come back and rescue the studio from bankruptcy; which he does.
The Errand Boy was filmed from July 24 to September 1, 1961 and was released on November 28, 1961 by Paramount Pictures.
In 1967, it was re-released on a double bill with another Jerry Lewis film, Cinderfella .
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 50% rating based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 5.47/10. 
The film was released on DVD on October 12, 2004, July 15, 2014 in a 4-film collection, 4 Film Favorites: Jerry Lewis, with The Bellboy , The Ladies Man , and The Patsy , and March 15, 2021.
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