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Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
Jumping Jacks (1952), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis In Jumping Jacks, Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis), nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen (Dean Martin) joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter (Mona Freeman), Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile,...
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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, who is mistaken...
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The Stooge

The Stooge, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen
The Stooge, 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...
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The Errand Boy

The Errand Boy (1961), starring Jerry Lewis
The Errand Boy (1961), starring Jerry Lewis  The Errand Boy is one of Jerry Lewis — €˜ funniest movies, as well as being a biting satire of the movie industry.
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My Friend Irma

My Friend Irma, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
My Friend Irma (1949) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn  My Friend Irma  was originally a long-running radio series, that became a pair of successful movies, the sequel being  My Friend Irma Goes West.   In this first film, the comedy team of Martin &...
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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.  While being protected by the family chauffeur  Willard (played by Jerry Lewis) who has been...
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Way … Way Out

Way ... Way Out (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Dick Shawn, Anita Ekberg
Way … Way Out (1966) starring Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens,  Dick Shawn,  Anita Ekberg Synopsis of Way… Way Out  Way … Way Out is set in the “far future” of 1986 (!), there’s a problem with the American lunar base — the men stationed there for long-term missions...
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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...
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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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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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