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Which Way to the Front? (1970)

Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Brendan Byers III / Field Marshal Erik Kesselring
Jan Murray ...
Sid Hackle
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Finkel
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Peter Bland
Willie Davis ...
Lincoln
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Terry Love
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Colonico
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Senora Messina
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General Buck
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Schroeder
Sidney Miller ...
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Dock Master
Gary Crosby ...
SS Guard
Danny Dayton ...
Man in Car
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Bland's Mother
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Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" for an answer and so a recruits other 4-F's to fight against the Axis powers. Written by Jerry Roberts

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You vill see "Which Way to the Front?" ... und you vill laugh!

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Comedy | War

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27 September 1970 (Sweden)  »

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¿Dónde está el frente?  »

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Trivia

Jerry's own son, Ron Lewis plays Lt. Levitch, which is also Jerry's original birth name. See more »

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The opening credits say JERRY LEWIS AS "WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT?" See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: Did you know that last year more people died from cigarette smoking than from bombings?
Brendan Byers III: What will you do about that, Führer?
Adolf Hitler: Increase the bombings!
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Spoofs The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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Nein Nein Jerry
23 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I clearly remember being bereft at the age of about 10 when I read that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were splitting up. I think it was my first lesson in the world being cruel, I was truly shocked at that age as these were my comedy heroes. They'd had a string of hits finishing with Pardners and Hollywood or Bust and I just couldn't conceive of a world without Martin & Lewis. Jerry went on to make many comedies which got great acceptance as I remember in Europe, but not so much in the USA. He was regarded as a kind of modern day Chaplin and an acquired taste, mainly due to his obstinance in doing his own thing. This fortunately came to a head with the original Nutty Professor, a truly great comedy. I wish he'd left it there as Which Way To The Front, which I've just viewed is dreadful. An awful script, let down by amateur acting from the so called comedic actors supporting him, a ghastly performance by Jerry himself, screaming for most of it, and in this day and age, politically incorrect to the extreme. I smiled in two or three places and that was it. Best to avoid unless like me, you're a Jerry Lewis completist and just had to watch to the end. It seemed about as long as the second world war in which it was set.


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