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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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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
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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
 
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Runtime:
USA:99 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
First feature film of 'Patrica Routledge'.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Alfie (1966)See more »
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Worst Lewis Film Ever., 2 September 2013
Author: scohcon from United States

I'm a big fan of Jerry Lewis. It seems people either love him or hate him. They either get the humor or they don't. I have every movie he's made, except for this one. And after seeing it again today, I realize why.

First of all he's completely miscast. It was mistake to cast him in this role and an even bigger mistake for him to take the job. This obviously wasn't a role for a comedian because the film isn't a comedy. Is divorce funny? When is the last time you heard someone say, "My divorce was hilarious."?

Then there's Jacqueline Pearce, who plays the role of his wife, or ex-wife. I'm amazed at all the positive talk about her. She can't act, looks like she cut her hair herself while wearing a blindfold and is totally annoying.

And if the storyline wasn't bad enough, throw in a girls scout troop, with mumps headed up by the stuffy Patricia "voice like the French Chef" Routledge. Seriously? Why? It had nothing to do with the plot.

And as I stare at the screen in disbelief that this is a Jerry Lewis movie, it all makes sense when you realize it was directed by Jerry Paris - the untalented hack that played Dick Van Dyke's neighbor.

Odd that the video cover says "The original king of comedy at his outrageous best!" Yes, he's one of the original kings of comedy, but in this film he's never outrageous and at his all time worst.

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