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Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968) starring Jerry Lewis, Jacqueline Pearce, Terry-Thomas
Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968) starring Jerry Lewis, Jacqueline Pearce, Terry-Thomas  Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River is a Jerry Lewis film, based on the book of the same name.   Oddly, Jerry Lewis is cast playing the part of the straight man in...
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The Disorderly Orderly

The Disorderly Orderly (1964) starring Jerry Lewis, Susan Oliver, Karen Sharp, Del Moore
The Disorderly Orderly (1964) starring Jerry Lewis, Susan Oliver, Karen Sharp, Del Moore  In The Disorderly Orderly, Jerry Lewis plays the part of Jerome Littlefield, a would-be medical student who has dropped out of school due to his extreme case of sympathy pains—whenever a patient discusses his or her symptoms, Jerome...
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The Delicate Delinquent

The Delicate Delinquent, starring Jerry Lewis and Darren McGavin
The Delicate Delinquent (1957) starring Jerry Lewis, Darren McGavin  The Delicate Delinquent is Jerry Lewis‘ first solo film without Dean Martin. But it’s worth watching for more than that.   In the title role, Jerry Lewis plays the part of Sidney Pythias. Sidney is an awkward young man...
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The Caddy

The Caddy (1953) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Barbara Bates, Donna Reed
The Caddy (1953) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Barbara Bates, Donna Reed  The Caddy is an above-average Lewis and Martin comedy, with singing by Dean Martin (including the Academy Award-nominated “That’s Amore” ) and slapstick antics, and pathos, from Jerry Lewis. The movie begins with a bang, showing...
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The Big Mouth

The Big Mouth (1967) starring Jerry Lewis, Del Moore, Charlie Callas
The Big Mouth (1967) starring Jerry Lewis, Del Moore, Charlie Callas Synopsis of The Big Mouth, starring Jerry Lewis In The Big Mouth, Jerry Lewis plays the role of Gerald Clamson, a bank examiner on vacation who, while fishing, catches a frogman.  The frogman, who coincidentally is the...
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The Family Jewels

The Family Jewels (1965) starring Jerry Lewis
The Family Jewels (1965) starring Jerry Lewis The Family Jewels is actually one of my favorite Jerry Lewis films.   The basic plot is that a young rich girl, Donna, has been orphaned.  She’s being protected by the family chauffeur  Willard (played by Jerry Lewis). He’s has been...
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The Ladies Man

The Ladies Man starring Jerry Lewis
Editorial Reviews of Jerry Lewis’ The Ladies Man (1961), courtesy of Amazon.com  Jerry Lewis conjured up one of his simplest concepts for this 1961 hit, but it required a lot of scaffolding. The Ladies Man puts love-scarred Jerry (who has sworn off women) in an all-girl boarding house, infuriated...
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The Bellboy

The Bellboy(1960), starring Jerry Lewis
The Bellboy(1960), starring Jerry Lewis  You’ve heard the phrase, laugh out loud funny?   Jerry Lewis — €˜ The Bellboy is, literally, laugh out loud funny.   How do I know?   I’ve just watched it on AMC — and laughed so loud, so often, that my...
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Dean and Me (A Love Story)

Dean and Me (A Love Story) by Jerry Lewis Quite a few people make the mistake of conflating the person of an entertainer with the character he plays.  For example, Jerry Lewis is well known for creating wholesome, family-friendly movies.  First in partnership with Dean Martin, and later...
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