The Big Mouth (1967)

The Big Mouth (1967)

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Movie Info

Jerry Lewis is aptly cast as The Big Mouth in this production (he also served as producer, director and cowriter). As bad luck would have it, Lewis is the exact double of a notorious gangster. The bad guys who think they've disposed of the gangster are taken aback when they see Jerry strolling about, while several other disreputable characters chase after Lewis in the mistaken assumption that our hero knows the whereabouts of a cache of stolen diamonds. Charlie Callas provides some good moments as a hit man who is so unnerved by Jerry's "resurrection" that he turns into a babbling idiot (so what else is new?) There's also a cute bit involving a Kabuki dance troupe. Overall, however, The Big Mouth suffers from the Curse of Jerry: too much repetition, too many pointless gags (will someone explain why Colonel Sanders makes a guest appearance?)
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy
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Written By:
Runtime:
Studio:
Columbia Pictures

Cast

Jerry Lewis
as Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine
Susan Bay
as Suzie Cartwright
Del Moore
as Mr. Hodges
Jeannine Riley
as Bambi Berman
Frank de Vol
as Bogart
Vern Rowe
as Gunner
Dave Lipp
as Lizard
Mike Mahoney
as Detective #2
Walter Kray
as Detective #2
John Nolan
as FBI agent
Eddie Ryder
as Specs
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Critic Reviews for The Big Mouth

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's at least bearable.

Full Review… | March 19, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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July 26, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for The Big Mouth

½

As I see it, this comedy is just too long. The first hour ranges from stupid to amusing to funny. But after an hour I got weary of watching. Again, RT got the title wrong. It s THE Big Mouth, not just Big Mouth. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmTmNMxPCo4tZT2fbHBdKiD4tlOM2518N5srsc8Z81tCyoeE6R[/img] Jerry, an accountant on a fishing vacation The film is worth watching if only for seeing Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Col. Harland Sanders having a speaking role. Why that was we may never know. I even suspect I saw TV's Star Trek officer Sulu (George Teki) in a role as a pearl inspector! But that is pure conjecture on my part. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTR25ZA_IynKF5SbLsluJcbCJFdG6hsNBCWaW8yCbdKYacPedVhLg[/img] The Colonel and Jerry must have been friends [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSrRglymrqCnm4R_djpZxmKemsUM2cCeCXBUcZA7JFo3lD-5JVn[/img] George Teki in Star Trek but maybe in this film? The Big Mouth is a 1967 comedy film produced, directed, co-written, and starring Jerry Lewis released on July 12, 1967 by Columbia Pictures. It was filmed in San Diego and features Frank De Vol as an onscreen narrator. Jerry Lewis is of course Jerry. He plays a man in trouble, big trouble, with the Mob. It provides slapstick laughs, some are priceless like Jerry trying to keep a boat from drifting away with his newfound crush girlfriend aboard. 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I was amused through the first half then saw I had another hour to go. Ugh. Enough already. I couldn't bear to see another sight gag, another slapstick scene. This film was of its time and thats about it. Glad I saw it, glad it was over. See it for yourself and decide. Fans of Jerry will love it. SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZwbwNJnEsI [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRGwCTpFKbRuUTiig97dI3I2w9aLM5o_095clPwiP9PHCacaPwz[/img] To elude the hotel staff, Jerry adopts this disguise REVIEWS: -- i love this movie, its so funny! 80% I loved all of Jerry's movies when I was a kid, but as I got older many of them did not seem all that funny or enjoyable anymore. 30% Appropriately titled screwball comedy. NOTES: 1 The Big Mouth was filmed from December 5, 1966-February 28, 1967 and marked the film debut of Charlie Callas after he met Lewis on a chat show as well as a cameo by Colonel Harland Sanders. 2 Films directed by Jerry Lewis 1960s The Bellboy (1960) · The Ladies Man (1961) · The Errand Boy (1961) · The Nutty Professor (1963) · The Patsy (1964) · The Family Jewels (1965) · Three on a Couch (1966) · The Big Mouth (1967) 1970s One More Time (1970) · Which Way to the Front? (1970) · The Day the Clown Cried (1972) 1980s Hardly Working (1980) · Cracking Up (1983) [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQFqBuTNSsZBJTpkED-92rrhuwZzMgMADJOwBIK_9SHpneziw8T[/img] painfully funny Directed by Jerry Lewis Produced by Jerry Lewis Written by Jerry Lewis Bill Richmond Narrated by Frank De Vol Starring Jerry Lewis Harold J. Stone Susan Bay Buddy Lester Del Moore release date(s) July 12, 1967 Running time 107 minutes Box office $2,000,000 [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f3/Bigmouth.jpg/220px-Bigmouth.jpg[/img]

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

I loved all of Jerry's movies when I was a kid, but as I got older many of them did not seem all that funny or enjoyable anymore. Several of them however, still crack me up every time I watch them and The Big Mouth is definitely in that category. I guess you have to be fan of the Three Stooges to enjoy a movie like this one and I am big fan of the Stooges. This movie along with Which Way to the Front are my two favorite Lewis movies now, both being nothing more than simple slapstick comedy vehicles for Jerry and buddies to have fun on camera. I will be very glad when this is released on BluRay or DVD.

Philip Gray
Philip Gray

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