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Hook, Line and Sinker (1969)

G | | Comedy | 6 June 1969 (USA)
Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Rod Amateau (screenplay), Rod Amateau (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerry Lewis ... Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs
Peter Lawford ... Dr. Scott Carter
Anne Francis ... Nancy Ingersoll
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Perfecto (as Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Jimmy Miller Jimmy Miller ... Jimmy Ingersoll
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards ... Jennifer Ingersoll
Eleanor Audley ... Mrs. Durham
Henry Corden ... Kenyon Hammercher
Sylvia Lewis ... Karlotta Hammercher
Phillip Pine ... Head Surgeon
Felipe Turich Felipe Turich ... Foreign Mortician
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Hardtack - Baby Sitter
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Storyline

Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him that he's not dying. Unfortunately, his life will eventually be ruined by his actions. So, they decide to stage his death so that his wife and family will not have to suffer for what he's done. Lewis eventually discovers that his friend, the doctor, set the entire scenario up so that he could get Lewis' wife. Written by <duggarr@erols.com>

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Jerry's Living It Up Like Crazy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kook's Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Aeroporto, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Ingersoll house exterior was next door to the Bewitched (1964) house exterior on Columbia's Morning Glory Circle back lot. This house was also the McAfee house in Bye Bye Birdie (1963). See more »

Goofs

The sink can be seen to wiggle (obviously loose) moments before Peter pulls it up with the plunger. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Scott Carter: There's only one decent thing left for you to do: turn yourself in.
Peter Ingersoll: Decent thing? That's insane!
Dr. Scott Carter: I'll be behind you all the way.
Peter Ingersoll: Oh, sure you will. A mile behind me.
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Featured in I Walk the Line (1970) See more »

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OK, but not Jerrys best work.
3 April 2006 | by kc_kellerSee all my reviews

I saw this film for the 1st time at age 10 and I just loved it. My 11 yr. old loved it too. Jerry tries a bit different role here. At first he's a more believable, realistic person, probably tired by now of playing a lovable but bumbling idiot, then as the movie progresses, he starts to slip back into his more lovable, funny guy, routine on his fishing trips. The whole story is told to a group of doctors by Jerry and you wonder what landed him in a hospital all during the movie. The ending reveals it and is surely slap stick humor, but leaves you smiling and wanting another Jerry Lewis film to watch. I noticed the Bewitched set instantly, even at age 10. Good movie just not his best!


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