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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 used the surname "Calonico" for one of the characters. Calonico was the original birth name of Jerry's then-wife Patti (Palmer). This was one example of how Jerry used references to his wife or children in his films. See more »

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

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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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Not the worst, but one of the very best Jerry Lewis films
6 February 2001 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

A very different Jerry Lewis film, not like all those more famous films that everybody knows. Lewis deals with the difficult task of WW II and National Socialism in Germany in a rather unconventional way. But even more interesting and important, he does it in a very un-American way. And as with so many things in the world and especially in the film industry un-American means more sophisticated, more subtle, more intelligent or simply better. That is the reason why the film was no success in the US but a very great success in Europe.

All in all, Jerry Lewis has proven by this movie, that he is able to do much more than simple slapstick comedy.


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