The Errand Boy
Hired to spy on the employees of a major movie studio, well-intentioned but disaster-prone Morty Tashman wreaks havoc on Hollywood as he wanders into a string of mishaps at the Paramutual Pictures lot, looking for infractions to add to his report.
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- Jerry Lewis
NRParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; director's commentary; outtakes; photo gallery.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Errand Boy is a classic 1960s Jerry Lewis comedy that pokes fun at the movie industry. There's some movie-set violence, including war and cowboy scenes with fake guns going off, a behind-the-scenes look at how to fake a man hitting a woman, and lots of bumbling slapstick accidents. There's also some mild innuendo, including an on-screen kiss and a song about lovers. Casual drinking and smoking is plentiful, typical of movies from the era. Tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic jokes about the movie industry also are central to the plot and most likely will be over young kids' heads.
- Lots of slapstick accidents, some movie-set war scenes with guns, one fake scene of an actor slapping a woman in the face.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- No positive messages here. If you act idiotic, you'll be rewarded with fame and movie roles.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Lots of casual smoking and drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it