Jerry Lewis Gets a TCM Labor Day Movie Marathon
Five films are set to air in a tribute to the star.
From 1966 through 2014, The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon was associated with Labor Day weekend, so Turner Classic Movies has chosen this coming Labor Day, Sept. 4, to host a daylong marathon of films featuring the star, who died Aug. 20 at the age of 91.
The lineup ranges from 1952’s The Stooge, in which Lewis starred with Dean Martin, to 1983’s The King of Comedy, in which Lewis was directed by Martin Scorsese.
The complete schedule follows:
TCM Remembers Jerry Lewis – Monday, Sept. 4
8:00 p.m. The Nutty Professor (1963) - A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side
10:00 p.m. The King of Comedy (1983) - A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show
12:00 a.m. The Stooge (1952) – A failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act
2:00 a.m. The Bellboy (1960) - An accident-prone bellboy's resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion
3:30 a.m. The Disorderly Orderly (1964) - An inefficient hospital orderly wreaks havoc when he tries to help the patients
All times are Eastern.