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The Big Mouth (1967)

 -  Comedy | Action | Crime  -  12 July 1967 (USA)
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While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful ... See full summary »

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Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine
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Thor
Susan Bay ...
Suzie Cartwright
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Studs
Del Moore ...
Mr. Hodges
Paul Lambert ...
Moxie
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Bambi Berman
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Fong
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Rex
Frank De Vol ...
Bogart
Vern Rowe ...
Gunner
David Lipp ...
Lizard
Vincent Van Lynn ...
Fancher
Mike Mahoney ...
Detective #1
Walter Kray ...
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While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful angler: he is in fact a mobster who has cheated his associates out of their diamonds. What does not help Gerald at all is that the other hoods are persuaded HE is the double-crosser they are supposed to have done away with. Will he get himself out of such a tight situation? He will of course, but not without a little help from Suzie, the girl he only has eyes for! Written by Guy Bellinger

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In an ocean of danger, He's the chicken of the sea!

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"You bungling moron!"
9 September 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote, and stars in this half-wit gangster comedy about a bank auditor who takes a fishing holiday and gets mixed up with jewel thieves who are after buried diamonds; turns out he's also the dead ringer for an allegedly-deceased crime syndicate boss...though that's not the reason Jerry spends half the movie in disguise as his bespectacled "Nutty Professor" character. Sloppy, stupid, braying farce, the kind of star-vehicle which hopes to ring laughs out of every silly gesture or cross-eyed reaction. Lewis plays the kind of fisherman who can't even push a sailboat away from the dock without falling into the water. Frank DeVol as Bogart (our deadpan narrator) is an unusual touch, and Colonel Sanders has a funny (if pointless) cameo. Otherwise, this "Big Mouth" is just an empty hole. * from ****


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