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The Family Jewels (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  1 July 1965 (USA)
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A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.

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Dr. Matson
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Attorney
Jay Adler ...
Mr. Lyman, Attorney
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Pool Hall Owner
Jesslyn Fax ...
Airline Passenger
Renie Riano ...
Airline Passenger
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Airline Passenger
Frances Weintraub Lax ...
Airline Passenger (as Frances Lax)
Marjorie Bennett ...
Airline Passenger
Herbie Faye ...
Joe
Milton Frome ...
Pilot
Gene Baylos ...
Clown
Donna Butterworth ...
Donna Peyton (as Miss Donna Butterworth)
John Lawrence ...
Chief Petty Officer
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Nine-year-old Donna Peyton is orphaned when her father dies and leaves her with a $30 million fortune. Her late father's attorney, John Wyman, explains that she must visit each of her six uncles (all played by Jerry Lewis) and decide which of them will become her new "father." Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Jerry is seven times nuttier in seven gems of character portrayal!

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About eight minutes into the film, Jerry Lewis (as the chauffeur) sits down to listen to a phonograph record. It's his son's band's (Gary Lewis & The Playboys) biggest hit, "This Diamond Ring." See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1998) See more »

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Little Miss Go-Go
Written by Russell / Brown / Leslie
Sung by Gary Lewis and the Playboys
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5 July 2000 | by (Kansas, Missouri) – See all my reviews

And now I would like to write an objective review of the movie for you--but I don't have time. Just watch it. I thought it was fascinating and funny. I hadn't seen it since 1965 when it was at the theaters, maybe it was kept off tv because experts didn't like it. But make up your own mind, one that isn't closed from the beginning because of analysis or psychoanalysis by someone else. There are two great pool shots that you definitely need to see, and the part where Jerry Lewis was talking like Pee Wee Herman way back in 1965 was also interesting. I think there's a lot more to the movie than these two things though.


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