Published on July 5, 2016
The Errand Boy is a 1961 American comedy film directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis.
Paramutual Pictures decide that they need a spy to find out the inner workings of their studio. Morty S. Tashman (Jerry Lewis), (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.
Jerry Lewis as Morty S. Tashman
Brian Donlevy as Tom “T.P.” Paramutual
Howard McNear as Dexter Sneak
Dick Wesson as The A. D.
Robert Ivers as Young NY director who argues with T.P.
Pat Dahl as Miss Carson
Renée Taylor as Miss Giles
Rita Hayes as Singer who dubs Davitt
Stanley Adams as Grumpy
Kathleen Freeman as Mrs. Helen Paramutual / Mrs. T.P.
Isobel Elsom as Irma Paramutual
Sig Ruman as Baron Elston Carteblanche
Felicia Atkins as Serina
Doodles Weaver as Weaver
Fritz Feld as Roaring 20’s Director
Richard Bakalyan as The Studio Director (uncredited)