The Family Jewels
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The Family Jewels
Child actress Donna Butterworth (Donna Peyton) inherits a vast fortune and she must choose one of her six uncles to act as her guardian. Jerry Lewis is cast in the role of all six of the uncles and also makes an appearance as the faithful chauffeur. In addition to performing seven roles, Lewis also wrote, produced, and directed this zany film.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lewis makes the camera a prism to break out the divergent, and even conflicting, strands of his own character."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"With The Family Jewels, Lewis seems more willing than ever to acknowledge his own hostility towards being dismissed as a kids' entertainer."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Since I find one Jerry Lewis too much, seven of them was way too much for me to handle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Jerry Lewis romp that gives him multiple characters for laughs."
‑ Steve Crum,
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