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The Big Mouth (1967)

While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Lewis

Writers:

Jerry Lewis (screenplay), Bill Richmond (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lewis ... Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine
Harold J. Stone ... Thor
Susan Bay Nimoy ... Suzie Cartwright (as Susan Bay)
Buddy Lester ... Studs
Del Moore ... Mr. Hodges
Paul Lambert ... Moxie
Jeannine Riley ... Bambi Berman
Leonard Stone ... Fong
Charlie Callas ... Rex
Frank De Vol ... Bogart
Vern Rowe Vern Rowe ... Gunner
David Lipp David Lipp ... Lizard
Vincent Van Lynn Vincent Van Lynn ... Fancher
Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney ... Detective #1
Walter Kray Walter Kray ... Detective #2
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While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful angler: he is in fact a mobster who has cheated his associates out of their diamonds. What does not help Gerald at all is that the other hoods are persuaded HE is the double-crosser they are supposed to have done away with. Will he get himself out of such a tight situation? He will of course, but not without a little help from Suzie, the girl he only has eyes for! Written by Guy Bellinger

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The Big Mob vs. The Big Mouth... See more »

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Comedy | Action | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Froschmann an der Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (as color by Pathé)
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Just how many times can one do this?
15 April 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

This time, Jerry Lewis plays reporter Gerald Clamson, who just happens to be a dead ringer for Sid Valentine, wanted by a crime syndicate. The only thing is, Valentine is supposed to be dead, so when the thugs see Clamson, you can imagine what sorts of things they do! Mistaken identity seems to be a frequent source of comedy (or drama; see "North by Northwest"). So even though "The Big Mouth" is nothing special, it's good for a few laughs. Most of the laughs come from what happens with the thugs when they see Clamson. But one also gets the feeling that Lewis was sort of losing his ability to come up with anything new after this. And now that we know what sort of a person he is in real life, that weakens it. But overall, this one's pretty funny.


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