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The Family Jewels

  • Comedy
  • 1965
  • Jerry Lewis
  • 95 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Jerry Lewis. Under the terms of her father's will, a young orphaned heiress has to decide which of her uncles she wants to be her guardian.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

After the split with comedy partner Dean Martin, the unique talents of Jerry Lewis made him one of those performers you just couldn't ignore. The French, in particular, seem to find him irresistible. But the man who influenced Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler began at one point to overreach himself and this movie is a sorry reminder of that period. Here, Lewis plays seven roles as potential guardians of precocious little Donna Butterworth, heiress to a fortune. He also directed this clumsy, mawkish and unfunny load of old tripe. Better to remenber the sheer inventive comic genius of The Nutty Professor or The Ladies' Man instead. The 1960s Paramount Technicolor gives this a spurious gloss it doesn't merit.

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Credits

Cast

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Willard Woodward / Everett Peyton / James Peyton / Eddie Peyton / Julius Peyton / "Bugs" Peyton / Skylock PeytonJerry Lewis
Dr MatsonSebastian Cabot
Donna PeytonDonna Butterworth
AttorneyJay Adler

Crew

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DirectorJerry Lewis

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Released on
1965-12-13
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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