The Ladies Man. 1961. USA. Directed by Jerry Lewis. Screenplay by Lewis, Bill Richmond. With Lewis, Helen Traubel, Pat Stanley, Kathleen Freeman. 95 min.
In his second film as a director, Lewis is already demonstrating the sense of formal invention that would dazzle the French New Wave directors—a sense that is even more pronounced in this rare preview cut of the film, which includes an extended romantic subplot that builds to a breathtaking camera movement.