The Ladies Man
The spirit of Frank Tashlin hovers over Jerry Lewis’s first auteurist triumph which‚ came at the height of his power at Paramount, allowing him to construct a huge set, add video tape (which he’d been using since The Bellboy)‚ and fill the stage with a large number of microphones‚ a decade‚ before Altman did the same. Mel Brooks contributed a number of gags, but his original script wasn’t used.
About John Landis
John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Coming To America, Kentucky Fried Movie, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos!, Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios, among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special. He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.