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The Family Jewels (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 July 1965 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Joe
Milton Frome ...
Pilot
Gene Baylos ...
Clown
Donna Butterworth ...
Donna Peyton (as Miss Donna Butterworth)
John Lawrence ...
Chief Petty Officer
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Storyline

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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1 July 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las joyas de la familia  »

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Little Miss Go-Go
Written by Russell / Brown / Leslie
Sung by Gary Lewis and the Playboys
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31 May 2003 | by (OKC,OK) – See all my reviews

I know this isn't the best movie to watch, but for some reason I found it campy, corny and enjoyable. Jerry Lewis did seem to try and have fun with this film, and showed off his mulit-character talents which some people called hogging the movie. But hey can't we all just have fun sometimes? Apparently not since some of the negative reviews the movie received. Oh well I still like the movie alot and will always look to catch it on TV.

10 out of 10, bc I said so.


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