A documentary about Jerry Lewis directed by Eckhart Schmidt.
Jerry Lewis biography
Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.
Although he only had three Top 10 hits, Jerry Lee Lewis is considered one of the most influential artists of the early days of rock 'n' roll. Experience the talent and energy of this rock pioneer with this mix of 1969 concert footage and clips of his frenzied, acrobatic performances from the 1950s. Headlines and footage tell of Lewis's rise to fame and subsequent plummet into scandal (with his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin).
Warren Nefron is a hopeless klutz who has some of the worst luck in the world: when he tries to end it all with a foolproof suicide plan, he still manages to mess it up. In desperation, he goes to a psychiatrist to see if there is some way for him to end his troubles.
There sa whole lotta shakin goin on in this exceptional DVD of a classic television special featuring the inimitable Jerry Lee Lewis and friends! Special guest appearances by Carl Perkins, Jackie Wilson, Linda Gail Lewis, Sound Generation and more! Classic country, gospel and folk tunes such as I ll Fly Away, God Bless America and This Land Is Your Land meet with early rock favorites like Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Longley Teardrops, Delilah, Blue Suede Shoes and more! High quality video reproduction plus chapter index and other features make this a must own DVD for fans of Lewis and good ol homestyle rock and roll!
Jerry Lee Lewis along with special guest artists Van Morrison, , Dave Edmunds, John Lodge from the Moody Blues, Brian May of Queen, Dave Davies from The Kinks and many more performing to a sell out audience in London's Hammersmith Apollo.
Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as The Bellboy, The Ladies Man, The Errand Boy, and The Nutty Professor.
TV movie starring Sammy Davis Jr and Jerry Lewis.
It will surprise few to discover that star of stage and screen Jerry Lewis has sought to amuse others since he was five years old. Since that early age, audiences split their sides watching his wacky antics, whilst wannabe comics aspired to his prolific career, from his solo work to his double act with Dean Martin. Indeed, many of his famous fans share stories of affection and admiration for the now 86-year-old performer and filmmaker in Gregg Barson’s documentary. Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld are among those waxing lyrical about Lewis’ particular brand of genius, and his place in the annals of history. Including a cavalcade of hilarious clips from eight decades in the spotlight, Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis examines the icon and his influence, and is essential viewing for aficionados of the man and his legacy.
Jerry almost never made it to Austin City Limits. He cancelled one appearance, and only weeks before this recording on October 17, 1983, his wife died in a freak swimming pool accident at their home. But he did make it, and what we have here is one of the most amazing performances ever to go down on the ACL stage. Throughout the day he was a perfect gentleman, showing up on time and acting very graciously to one and all, but once he hit the stage, all hell broke loose. The songs speak for themselves; they re ALL here. For many years later, Jerry Lee would carry a tape of this show to play for friends (and himself, many times). When producers tried to book him again for a return performance, the response was, Jerry Lee doesn't think he could possibly do a better show. This DVD captures all the hits and more, and includes songs that were never aired on the original TV broadcast.
Enjoy this live concert filmed on location at one of the most unique and exciting locations of its kind The Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House in the complex known as 'Church Street Station' in Orlando, Florida - three levels of hand-crafted golden oak in a setting reminiscent of the Old West.
Tracks: 1. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN 2. BOOGIE WOOGIE COUNTRY MAN 3. NO HEADSTONE ON MY GRAVE 4. DRINKIN' WINE SPO-DEE-O-DEE 5. TROUBLE IN MIND 6. SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN 7. GEORGIA ON MY MIND 8. CHANTILLY LACE 9. WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON 10. OVER THE RAINBOW 11. JOHNNY B. GOODE 12. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
1. Great Balls of Fire 2. Chantilly Lace 3. Green Grass of Home (Tom Jones) 4. End of the Road (Tom Jones) 5. Who Will the Next Fool Be (Solomon Burke) 6. Today I Started Lovin' You (Solomon Burke) 7. Crazy Arms (Norah Jones) 8. Your Cheating Heart (Norah Jones) 9. Hadachol Boogie (Buddy Guy) 10.Don't Put Not Headstones on My Grave 11.Over the Rainbow (Chris Isaak) 12.Cry (Chris Isaak) 13.Rocking My Life Away (Ron Wood) 14.Lewis Boogie 15.Just A-Bummin' Around (Merle Haggard) 16.What'd I Say (Ivan Neville) 17.Once More with Feeling (Kris Kristofferson) 18.CC Ryder (John Fogerty) 19.Will the Circle Be Unbroken (John Fogerty and Kris Kristofferson) 20.Good Golly Miss Molly (John Fogerty) 21.Trouble in Mind (Ron Wood) 22.Jambalaya (Willie Nelson) 23.You Win Again (Don Henley) 24.Little Queenie with Kid Rock 25.Honky Tonk Woman (Kid Rock and Ron Wood) 26.That Lucky Old Sun (Ken Lovelace) 27.Roll Over Beethoven 28.Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin'
This unique rockumentary features classic performances and Jerry Lee's biggest hits.
Time Life is proud to offer the first-ever career-spanning collection of 19 unforgettable live performances from the '50s through the '70s by Jerry Lee Lewis. This includes his greatest hits such as, "Breathless," "Great Balls of Fire," and "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On."