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The Family Jewels ()


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A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.

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Willard Woodward / James Peyton / Everett Peyton / Julius Peyton / Capt. Eddie Peyton / Skylock Peyton / 'Bugs' Peyton
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Dr. Matson
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Attorney
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Mr. Lyman, Attorney
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Pool Hall Owner
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Airline Passenger
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Airline Passenger
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Airline Passenger
Frances Weintraub Lax ...
Airline Passenger (as Frances Lax)
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Airline Passenger
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Joe
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Pilot
Gene Baylos ...
Clown
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Donna Peyton (as Miss Donna Butterworth)
John Lawrence ...
Chief Petty Officer
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Air Hostess
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Second Pilot
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Second Guard
John Macchia ...
Univac Operator
Douglas Deane ...
Male Model
Maurice Kelly ...
Shoe Salesman
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Oil Change Customer (uncredited)
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Actress in In-Flight Movie (uncredited)
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Model (uncredited)
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Gasoline Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Airport Employee (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Douglas Evans ...
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Carl - Gas Station Manager (uncredited)
Gary Lewis ...
Gary Lewis - Leader of Band aboard the Trimotor (uncredited)
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Pool Hall Patron (uncredited)
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Actor in In-Flight Movie (uncredited)
Robert Nunn ...
Boy at Gas Station (uncredited)
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Sign Painter (uncredited)
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Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
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F.B.I. Agent (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jerry Lewis

Written by

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Jerry Lewis ... (written by) and
Bill Richmond ... (written by)

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Jerry Lewis ... producer
Arthur P. Schmidt ... associate producer

Music by

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Pete King

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W. Wallace Kelley ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Woodcock

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Arthur P. Schmidt ... editorial supervisor
Russel Wiles ... assistant editor (as Russell Wiles)

Art Direction by

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Hal Pereira
Jack Poplin

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Robert R. Benton ... (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer

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Edith Head

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Nellie Manley ... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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William Davidson ... production manager (as Bill Davidson)

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Ralph Axness ... assistant director

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Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

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Howard Beals ... sound effects editor
Charles Grenzbach ... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach ... sound recordist

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae ... special photographic effects

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sy Devore ... wardrobe: men
Nat Wise ... wardrobe: men
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Paul Haggar ... music editor
Pete King ... conductor
Frank Comstock ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jimmy Karstein ... musician: "This Diamond Ring" (uncredited)
Carl Radle ... musician: "This Diamond Ring" (uncredited)
Leon Russell ... music arranger: "This Diamond Ring" (uncredited)
Tom Tripplehorn ... musician: "This Diamond Ring" (uncredited)
John West ... musician: "This Diamond Ring" (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Betty Fancher ... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Fancher)

Additional Crew

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John L. Jensen ... title designer (as John Jensen)
Alice Rodriguez ... technical advisor
Marvin Weldon ... dialogue coach
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Plot Summary

Nine-year-old Donna Peyton is orphaned when her father dies and leaves her with a $30 million fortune. Her late father's attorney, John Wyman, explains that she must visit each of her six uncles (all played by Jerry Lewis) and decide which of them will become her new "father." Written by Ray Hamel

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Taglines Jerry is seven times nuttier in seven gems of character portrayal! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les tontons farceurs (France)
  • Das Familienjuwel (Germany)
  • Las joyas de la familia (Spain)
  • Jerry - familjens svarta får (Finland, Swedish title)
  • 底抜け男性No.1 (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 99 min
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Trivia About eight minutes into the film, Jerry Lewis (as the chauffeur) sits down to listen to a phonograph record. It's his son's band's (Gary Lewis & The Playboys) biggest hit, "This Diamond Ring." See more »
Goofs After Capt. Peyton falls out of the taxiing Tri-motor and is chasing it, only one of the three engines is running, the center one. A moment later when the Capt. Peyton is being chased by the taxiing Tr-Motor, all three engines are running. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une vague nouvelle (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Little Miss Go-Go See more »
Quotes Donna Peyton: Willard, you're a hero!
Willard Woodward: What?
Donna Peyton: It says here, right in the paper, in this paper, right here.
Willard Woodward: Let me see.
Donna Peyton: It says all about how you fought a bunch of robbers in Halloween masks who were trying to rob a bank truck.
Willard Woodward: Yeah, I see. Some hero, I didn't even know it. And it's a good thing, if I did, I would have been scared.
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