The Family Jewels

The Family Jewels

Jerry Lewis
 Cast: Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
, Sebastian Cabot
Sebastian Cabot
, Donna Butterworth
Donna Butterworth
, Gene Baylos
Gene Baylos




As if one Jerry Lewis wasn't enough, The Family Jewels offers no fewer than seven Jerrys. Fans of Lewis will like the film. Others should be advised to steer clear of any and all French film festivals. The plot revolves around nine-year-old Donna Peyton (Donna Butterworth), who stands to inherit 30 million dollars. The catch: Donna must pick a new daddy from her late father's six closest male relatives. Lewis spends most of the film playing family chauffeur Willard Woodward, whom Donna loves above all others. He also portrays snaggle-toothed gangster "Bugs" Peyton, hirsute sea captain James Peyton, flying fool Captain Eddie Peyton, cynical clown Everett Peyton, Holmes-like detective Skylock Peyton (whose "Dr. Matson" is corpulent Sebastian Cabot), and photographer Julius Peyton (a reprise of Lewis' Nutty Professor character Julius Kelp). Though fitfully amusing, The Family Jewels is too sloppily put together to completely satisfy anyone other than Lewis' most fervent fans. Best bits: the in-flight movie starring Anne Baxter, the marathon pool game, and Bugs Peyton's outrage at being called a rat fink.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/22/2020
UPC: 0032429353610
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Time: 1:39:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jerry Lewis Bugs Peyton,Capt. Eddie Peyton,Everett Peyton,James Peyton,Julius Peyton,Skylock Peyton,Willard Woodward
Sebastian Cabot Dr. Matson
Donna Butterworth Donna Peyton
Gene Baylos Circus Clown
Neil Hamilton John Wyman
Jay Adler Attorney
Milton Frome Pilot
Herbie Faye Joe
Robert Strauss Pool Hall Owner
Marjorie Bennett Passenger
Frances Lax Passenger
Ellen Corby Passenger
Renie Riano Plane Passengers
Jesslyn Fax Plane Passenger
John Hubbard Actor
Maurice Kelly Actor
John Lawrence Actor
John Macchia Actor
Michael Ross Actor
Francine York Actor
Gary Lewis & the Playboys In-Flight Film Clip
Douglas Deane Actor

Technical Credits
Jerry Lewis Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
W. Wallace Kelley Cinematographer
Peter King Score Composer
Paul K. Lerpae Special Effects
Hal Pereira Art Director
John S. Poplin Art Director
Bill Richmond Screenwriter
Arthur P. Schmidt Editor
John M. Woodcock Editor

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