Jerry Lewis Pantomimes Through The Sound Era

With apologies to Harpo Marx, I don't think I'm alone when I make the claim that Jerry Lewis was probably the best pantomime of the post-silent era. He really understood what it was about. He got the acrobatics of it. He really knew how to use his body as a comic instrument. One doesn't always need a clever punchline to be funny. Silent comedians did just fine without them. With that in mind, check out this compilation that some kind soul edited together that showcases Lewis' brilliant pantomime:


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