The Family Jewels

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Lewis could never be a father, but here he plays seven uncles from whom a rich industrialist's orphaned daughter must pick a daddy. Parodying a gangster film, it's a tour de force of Lewisian disguise, slowly unfolding gags, and monstrous sentimentality. A morose clown, a Terry-Thomas style pilot, a gaga photographer, and an incomprehensible old sea captain all figure; but nothing so funny as when the gangster uncle sheds his 'funny mask' disguise to reveal a worse real face beneath. Ups and downs on the laughter scale, perhaps, but there's more than meets the eye. DMacp.


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond
Jerry Lewis
Sebastian Cabot
Donna Butterworth
Gene Baylos
Robert Strauss
Anne Baxter