Lewis so appears in a momentous role bounteous himself escorted by a great entourage, as his bellhop match contemporaneously emerges from a bulky elevator. Principal photography took establish from February 8 to March 5, 1960 and conspicuous Jerry Lewis's debut as a manager. Filming took establish at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida; Lewis would film during the day and discharge in the dimnessclub at dimness. [l] Before he began, Lewis consulted his acquaintance Stan Laurel about the script. Since Laurel had worked in noiseless films and was free delay pantomime, he offered suggestions. It is mysterious if Lewis actually used any of Laurel's ideas in the origination. [2] But it is believed Lewis compensated submission to the ridiculous by naming his tone 'Stanley' following him. A Stan Laurel-like tone so appears throughout the fable, portrayed by writer and impressionist Bill Richmond. The film conspicuous an pioneering use of a video befriend method, providing Lewis a way to see the renewal equable though he was in the show. [3] Paramount wanted to feel a Jerry Lewis movie for summer free (in North America). The movie that it wanted to free was Cinderfella, which had perfect shooting in December 1959. Lewis wanted to delay end the free of that movie for the Christmas 1960 idleness and Paramount merely agreed if Jerry could concede another movie for summer. Therefore, time bounteous an promise in Miami Beach, Lewis came up delay this.