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Director:
Writers:
Max Wilk (screenplay)
Max Wilk (novel)
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Release Date:
12 July 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Disappointing film, not really worth watching. See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jerry Lewis ... George Lester

Terry-Thomas ... H. William Homer
Jacqueline Pearce ... Pamela Lester

Bernard Cribbins ... Fred Davies

Patricia Routledge ... Lucille Beatty
Nicholas Parsons ... Dudley Heath

Michael Bates ... Dr. Spink
Colin Gordon ... Mr. Hartford

John Bluthal ... Dr. Pinto
Sandra Caron ... Pinto's Nurse

Margaret Nolan ... Spink's Nurse
Harold Goodwin ... Six-Eyes Wiener
Nike Arrighi ... Portuguese Waitress
John Barrard ... Zebra Man
Pippa Benedict ... Fern Averback
Alexandra Dane ... Masseuse
Colin Douglas ... Barman
Robert Lee ... Bruce (as Robbie Lee)
Al Mancini ... Portuguese Chauffeur
Ricardo Montez ... Arab (as Richard Montez)
John Moore ... Digby
Molly Peters ... Heath's Secretary
Henry Lincoln ... Bearded Arab (as Henry Soskin)

Francesca Tu ... Chinese Telephonist

Jerry Paris ... Baseball Umpire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Geeson ... Girl Guide (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Air Passenger (uncredited)
Gary Warren ... Boy with Telescope (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jerry Paris 
 
Writing credits
Max Wilk (screenplay)

Max Wilk (novel "Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River")

Produced by
Leon Becker .... associate producer
Walter Shenson .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Whitaker 
 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
 
Art Direction by
John Howell 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Benny Royston .... makeup artist
Joan Telfer .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Basil Rayburn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director (as Doug Hermes)
 
Art Department
Pamela Cornell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jeanne Henderson .... sound editor
Ken Ritchie .... sound recordist
Nolan Roberts .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
David Wynn-Jones .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe
Gabriella Falk .... wardrobe coordinator
Charles Guerin .... wardrobe
Maxine Leighton .... wardrobe designer: Miss Pearce
 
Music Department
David Whitaker .... conductor
 
Other crew
Eileen Head .... continuity
Leo Kharibian .... choreographer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:99 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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First feature film of 'Patrica Routledge'.See more »
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References Alfie (1966)See more »
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing film, not really worth watching., 19 May 2005
Author: jrfranchi from USA

Jerry was cardboardish and unfunny. Good effort by Terry-Thomas, his scenes were funny. Jacqueline Pearce as Jerry wife was attractive but added nothing to the film. There was generally poor writing & directing. I was surprised to see Jerry Paris (the dentist neighbor from the Dick Van Dyke Show) was the director and not Jerry Lewis himself.

The unseen pilot of the Plane to Lisbon on the British Air Company that has no offices had some funny lines. I particularly like the line were they cruising " somewhere between 8,000 and 30,000 feet." I cannot really find any reason to recommend watching this movie, it is not campy and doesn't even show off Jerry's typical shtick.

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