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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
Robert Middleton ...
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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27 September 1970 (Sweden)  »

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¿Dónde está el frente?  »

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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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WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT? (Jerry Lewis, 1970) **
18 August 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I had watched this as a kid but, not being much of a Jerry Lewis fan, I had completely forgotten it (not that it's in any way memorable). The film revolves around impersonation (which seems to be in the curriculum of every comic star!) - in this case a German officer - and, while not as bad as Leonard Maltin claims (awarding it a BOMB rating), it's not exactly classic stuff either - certainly leagues behind Chaplin's THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940), even if comparably narcissistic! Ironically, the scenes prior to the appearance of the would-be wacky General offer more felicities than the rather forced humor at Nazi expense!

The film was really Lewis' last gasp during his heyday; in fact, this proved to be his last vehicle to be released for 10 years (it's painfully apparent here that his particular brand of foolishness wouldn't pass muster in the age of Mel Brooks and Woody Allen)!


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