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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 the...
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Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) starring Jerry Lewis, Anne Francis, Peter Lawford
Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) starring Jerry Lewis, Anne Francis, Peter Lawford Synopsis of Hook, Line and Sinker  In  Hook, Line and Sinker,  Jerry Lewis plays the part of Peter Ingersoll, an unhappy insurance salesman who’s living the American Dream, only to be so caught up in...
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Three on a Couch

Three on a Couch (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, James Best
Three on a Couch    (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh,  James Best Three on a Couch is a Jerry Lewis comedy that’s both funny and charming.   The basic plot is that Jerry Lewis’ character, Christopher Pride, is an artist who has won a prestigious French art...
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The Nutty Professor

The Nutty Professor (1963) starring Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens
The Nutty Professor (1963) starring Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens  The Nutty Professor is Jerry Lewis‘ most famous film, and with good reason.   Unlike many of his comedies, this is more than a thin plot for him to hang slapstick on.   The character of Dr. Julius Kelp...
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I Married a Witch

I Married a Witch, starring Frederic March, Veronica Lake, Cedric Kellaway
I Married a Witch (1942) starring Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway I Married a Witch is a screwball comedy with a magical twist. The men in the Woolsey family are cursed — to marry the wrong woman — ever since a pilgrim ancestor was instrumental...
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Modern Times

Modern Times, starring Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard
 Summary of Modern Times,  (1936), starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard  Modern Times begins with Charlie Chaplin as Charlie the Little Tramp gainfully employed at a factory. However, the strict regimentation is driving him to the brink … Then over the brink, when the factory owner has him as the...
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A King in New York

A King in New York - Charlie Chaplin, Michael Chaplin
movie review of A King in New York (1957) starring Charlie Chaplin, Dawn Addams  There are some people who consider A King in New York to be a bitter screed against the United States of America by Charlie Chaplin, after his exile from it.   I totally...
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator - where Charlie Chaplin mocks Nazism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular
The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert  The Great Dictator, possibly the most well-known of Charlie Chaplin’s films, was a timely satire on Nazisim and fascism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular. In it, Charlie Chaplin plays...
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The Clown

The Clown, starring Red Skelton, Jane Greer, with Tim Considine
Movie review of The Clown (1953) starring Red Skelton, Tim Consadine, Jane Greer  Having just watched Red Skelton in the serious drama, The Clown, my first reaction is simply, “wow”.  Although it stars Red Skelton, and deals with a clown/comedian as the central character, The Clown is...
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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush, starring Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain
The Gold Rush, produced & directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray Synopsis of The Gold Rush  The Gold Rush is one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest films. Like all of his films starring the Little Tramp, it is a silent, and...
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