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The Family Jewels (1965)

The Family Jewels (1965)

The Family Jewels




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Child actress Donna Butterworth (Donna Peyton) inherits a vast fortune and she must choose one of her six uncles to act as her guardian. Jerry Lewis is cast in the role of all six of the uncles and also makes an appearance as the faithful chauffeur. In addition to performing seven roles, Lewis also wrote, produced, and directed this zany film.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 8, 2007
Paramount Pictures


Jerry Lewis
as Willard Woodward/Jam...
Donna Butterworth
as Donna Peyton
Sebastian Cabot
as Dr. Matson
Marjorie Bennett
as Plane Passenger
Frances Lax
as Plane Passenger
Ellen Corby
as Plane Passenger
Renie Riano
as Plane Passenger
Jesslyn Fax
as Plane Passenger
Robert Strauss
as Pool Hall Owner
Jay Adler
as Attorney
Neil Hamilton
as Attorney
John Lawrence
as Chief Petty Officer
Francine York
as Air Hostess
John Hubbard
as Second Pilot
Gary Lewis & the Pla...
as In-Flight Film Clip
Michael Ross
as Second Guard
John Macchia
as Univac Operator
Douglas Deane
as Male Model
Maurice Kelly
as Shoe Salesman
Anne Baxter
as Actress in In-Flight...
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Critic Reviews for The Family Jewels

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Lewis makes the camera a prism to break out the divergent, and even conflicting, strands of his own character.

Full Review… | May 21, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Since I find one Jerry Lewis too much, seven of them was way too much for me to handle.

Full Review… | July 25, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Jerry Lewis romp that gives him multiple characters for laughs.

June 29, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Family Jewels

While I missed the usual pairing of Lewis & Martin - this film is certainly one of Lewis's best solo performances as he plays multiple characters. Quite entertaining.

Nadine Larakern

Very funny movie. Jerry Lewis is extremely good and funny. He plays several different parts in this movie and really plays the characters very well.

Lori Wiegand

This one was one of my favorite ones! I have this one! I could watch it over and over! I love Jerry Lewis, he is awsome! Very Very Funny

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