The Nutty Professor (1963 movie)

1963 film

The Nutty Professor is a 1963 American science fiction comedy movie directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis. The movie also co-stars Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman, Howard Morris, and Elvia Allman. It is a parody of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The Nutty Professor
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJerry Lewis
Produced byErnest D. Glucksman
Arthur P. Schmidt
Screenplay byJerry Lewis
Bill Richmond
StarringJerry Lewis
Stella Stevens
Del Moore
Kathleen Freeman
Music byWalter Scharf
CinematographyW. Wallace Kelley
Edited byJohn Woodcock
  • Jerry Lewis Films
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 4, 1963 (1963-06-04)
Running time
107 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$19,000,000[3]

A remake was released in 1996. A sequel, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, followed in 2000.


  1. "THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (U)". British Board of Film Classification. June 18, 1963. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  2. "The Nutty Professor - IMDB". IMDB. June 7, 1963.
  3. "Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91". August 20, 2017.