Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis - The Legendary Jerry Collection

Jerry Lewis – The Legendary Jerry Collection

Editorial review of Jerry Lewis – The Legendary Jerry Collection courtesy of Amazon.com

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Jerry Lewis in clown makeup

What is there not to like about Jerry Lewis?

Editor’s note: from an answer that I posted on Quora, regarding Jerry Lewis. Well, it frankly depends. Like most of us, Jerry Lewis had a public life, and private life. In his public life:

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Hollywood or Bust, starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley, Anita Ekberg

Hollywood or Bust [Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin]

Hollywood or Bust (1956), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley, Anita Ekberg Synopsis of Hollywood or Bust In Hollywood or Bust, Malcolm Smith is a star-struck movie fan. With his “lucky feeling” he wins a new convertible in a theater raffle.  But his ownership is challenged by compulsive gambler Steve Wiley, whose forged winning ticket will help him […]

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movie review of Cracking Up starring Jerry Lewis, with appearances by Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr.

Cracking Up [Jerry Lewis]

Cracking Up (1983) starring Jerry Lewis Editorial review of Cracking Up courtesy of Amazon.com  Cracking Up is a crazy quilt of sight gags, one-liners, caricatures, slapstick and quirky vocal mannerisms. In short, it’s marvelous mayhem of the kind which has gained Jerry Lewis admirers the world over. Lewis plays a hapless misfit who seeks psychiatric help after […]

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Sailor Beware (1952) starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

Sailor Beware

Sailor Beware (1952) starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis The description from Amazon.com reads: “Chasing pretty girls, blowing up a liferaft inside a submarine, virtually every sailor gag ever thought of, and a bunch of songs fill out this Martin and Lewis outing as a pair of sailors.”

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Scared Stiff (1953) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizbeth Scott, Carmen Miranda

Scared Stiff

Scared Stiff (1953) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizbeth Scott, Carmen Miranda Scared Stiff is a remake of the Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard comedy, The Ghost Breakers, with Dean Martin as Larry Todd, a singer who is falsely accused of murder (“You murdered a perfect stranger?” “Nobody’s perfect.”). He is on the run from the […]

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Funny Bones - Struggling in the shadow of his famous comedian father, a young comic retreats to his old hometown when his act bombs in Las Vegas - then ...

Funny Bones, starring Jerry Lewis

Editorial review of Funny Bones, courtesy of Amazon.com Funny Bones, directed by Peter Chelsom (Hear My Song), is a weird but intriguing comedy with a particularly dark edge. Oliver Platt plays a would-be comedian, the son of a major comedy star (Jerry Lewis); Dad’s reputation even overshadows his son’s Las Vegas debut. After that flop […]

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The Stooge, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen

The Stooge [Martin and Lewis]

The Stooge (1951), starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis first became famous as a nightclub act, graduating to radio, television and the movies.   It was a very successful partnership, but it was a partnership that had its’ share of tension and personality conflicts.   The movie The […]

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Pardners (1956) starring Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

Pardners

Pardners (1956) starring Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin Synopsis of Pardners In Pardners, Rich momma’s boy Wade Kingsley Jr. an Eastern dude, tries to follow in his murdered father’s footsteps.  He returns to the West to partner up with Slim Moseley Jr.,the son of his father’s former partner. Wade overcomes Slim’s initial reluctance to accept him … […]

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Cinderfella (1960) starring Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn

Cinderfella

Cinderfella (1960) starring Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn Synopsis of Cinderfella In Cinderfella, Jerry Lewis plays Fella, a good-natured klutz left to take care of his stepmother and her two spoiled sons in a fabulous mansion. Fantasy provides Fella with a way of coping with his life until the day his fairy godmother (Ed Wynn) appears and […]

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