It’s Only Money

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Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins…

ACTORS :  Jerry Lewis, Joan O’Brien, Zachary Scott

YEAR OF RELEASE :  1962

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It’s Only Money  Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family portraits look like him. Surely..no..he can’t be…can he ?

One of Jerry’s Best!

When the French deliver accolades regarding the genius of Jerry Lewis, this is, no doubt, one of the flicks they refer to.

IT’$ ONLY MONEY provides the viewer with a perfect blend of Dir. Frank Tashlin’s deft touch with a comedic script and the harnessing of star Jerry Lewis who, for this movie, walks a fine laugh-filled tightrope all the way with nary a mishap.

Jerry has referred to Tashlin as his “mentor” and probably for that reason, the comedian has restrained himself from his usual on screen excesses. The result is unbridled humor from the star with special emphasis on featured player Jesse White who is a perfect foil to Jerry’s man-child character.

Eye candy is provided by the lovely Joan O’Brien who portrays Jerry’s girl. Uh! Oh! Opposites do attract,especially in the movies.

IT’$ ONLY MONEY pays off with interest.

One of the better Jerry Lewis films.

 
Jerry Lewis has undoubted talent as a slapstick comedian. Unfortunately he also has a massive ego and a rather unpleasant personality which make most of his movies (especially the ones without Dean Martin) almost impossible for me to watch. In this one director Frank Tashlin seems to have established firm control, doesn’t let Lewis hog the camera but makes the most of his acrobatic comedy. This, supplemented by an expert supporting cast, Zachary Scott as the villain, Jesse White as the private eye and Mae Questel as the dotty aunt, along with some understated but well done Noir type photography make this mystery spoof watchable and funny.

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