Monday, September 4, 2017

TCM's Jerry Lewis tribute

Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy (1960); on overnight tonight at 2:00 AM

Comic actor Jerry Lewis died two weeks ago at the age of 91. TCM was still going through Summer Under the Stars, so there was no way they could do a programming tribute until sometime in September. Considering Lewis' longtime involvement with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the former Labor Day telethon, it's only fitting that TCM should run their Lewis tribute on Labor Day.

TCM has five Lewis films tonight, only one with Dean Martin; three from Lewis' solo career in the 60s; and one later movie:

The Nutty Professor at 8:00 PM;
The King of Comedy, the more recent movie, at 10:00 PM;
The Stooge, the one with Dean Martin, at midnight;
The Bellboy at 2:00 AM; and
The Disorderly Orderly at 3:30 AM

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