John Landis on

The Ladies Man

Released 1961
Distributor Paramount

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 HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree 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.