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How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border (1949)

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This farcical short was Jerry Lewis' first film as a director, according to co-scripter Don McGuire. Lewis appeared in dual roles as an American Indian and as an Army recruiting officer. ... See full summary »

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Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Mary Ann Mobley
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This farcical short was Jerry Lewis' first film as a director, according to co-scripter Don McGuire. Lewis appeared in dual roles as an American Indian and as an Army recruiting officer. The 16mm film was shot in Lewis' house. Janet Leigh commented, "A lot of us would gather there and make these funny movies. And we would then all go and have dinner, and we would go back and continue our shoot the next day. They were funny and quite wonderful. We just had great fun doing it." Written by Anonymous

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The 24 Year Old Tony Curtis
18 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 24 year old Tony Curtis began to form an alliance with Janet Leigh in this film which would take them through the 1950's. Although there was no plot to this documentary, it was the landmark for their alliance. Frankly, I thought they made a good couple.


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