Jerry Lewis in "The Nutty Professor."
Jerry Lewis in "The Nutty Professor."

Jekyll and Hyde Week begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Sam Hamm introducing 1963's "The Nutty Professor," starring Jerry Lewis as nerd-turned-heartthrob Buddy Love.

Probably Jerry Lewis's most enduring film, and the one that sparked a critical reappraisal of his entire oeuvre, this variation on The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll has inspired not only a 1996 Eddie Murphy remake and follow-up but an animated direct-to-video sequel and a proposed Broadway musical version directed by Jerry with music by the late Marvin Hamlisch. Look for an impossibly young Henry Gibson in a miniscule role in his first feature.