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Director  Jerry Lewis
Music director  Louis Y. Brown, Pete King
Language  English
3.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, War
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso
Release date  July 1970 (1970-07)
Screenplay  Dee Caruso, Gerald Gardner
Cast  Jerry Lewis (Brendan Byers III), Jan Murray (Sid Hackle), John Wood (Finkel), Steve Franken (Peter Bland), Willie Davis (Lincoln), Dack Rambo (Terry Love)
Similar movies  Related Jerry Lewis movies
Tagline  You vill see "Which Way to the Front?" ... und you vill laugh!

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A 4-F billionaire (Jerry Lewis) and his odd squad go to Italy in his yacht and capture a Nazi general.

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Which Way to the Front? is a 1970 film starring Jerry Lewis. It would be Lewis last released film for eleven years, until 1981s Hardly Working. The unreleased The Day the Clown Cried was filmed in the years between. Which Way to the Front? was released in July 1970 by Warner Bros.

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Brendan Byers III (Jerry Lewis), one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's war against Hitler. Byers does not takes "No" for an answer and recruits other 4-F's to fight against Hitler.

Plot

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Brendan Byers III (Jerry Lewis) is a rich playboy who enlists to fight in the war against the Axis powers, but is classified 4-F. He really wants to fight, so he enlists other 4-Fs and some loyal volunteers from his own service staff and forms his own army. He finances their training and equipment. Once completed, they travel to the front in Italy, with Byers impersonating a Nazi general named Eric Kesselring.

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The plan is to pull back the German lines, since the front has remained static for too long, enabling the Allies to push forward again. The mission does not go smoothly and they must overcome several obstacles, including the fiery wife of the local mayor who is the real Kesselrings lover, and the real Kesselrings involvement in an assassination attempt on Hitler. Afterwards, they face their next mission: infiltrating the Imperial Japanese command to influence the outcome of the Battle of Kwajalein.

Production

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Which Way to the Front? was filmed from November 30, 1969 through February 1, 1970 and received a G rating from the MPAA.

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Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Willie Davis appeared as Lincoln, Brendans driver. Actor Dick Miller, who also wrote the films story (credited as "Richard Miller"), has a brief speaking cameo as a lost car driver whose vehicle is shot up by Byers crew during their training.

Cast

  • Jerry Lewis as Brendan Byers
  • Jan Murray as Sid
  • Steve Franken as Bland
  • Kaye Ballard as Senora Messina
  • Paul Winchell as Schroeder
  • Kathleen Freeman as Byers Mother
  • Harold J. Stone as General Buck
  • John Wood as Finkel
  • Critical response

    The film received a "BOMB" rating in Leonard Maltins Movie Guide.

    Home media

    Warner Archive released the film on made to order DVD in the United States on May 18, 2010.

    References

    Which Way to the Front? Wikipedia
    Which Way to the Front? IMDb Which Way to the Front themoviedb.org


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