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Jumping Jacks

Released Jun 11, 1952 1h 36m Comedy List
Reviews 54% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Infantry paratrooper Chick Allen (Dean Martin) summons his close friend, bumbling entertainer Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis), to Fort Belding to assist in putting on a revue. Explaining that commanding officer Gen. Timmons (Ray Teal) dislikes and bans "amateur" shows, Chick believes his and Hap's act will restore the general's faith in soldier entertainment. Hap agrees to perform under the assumed identity of Dogface Dolan, but soon finds that playing a soldier is harder than he imagined. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Tem os seus momentos - especialmente graas boa sacada de fazer Lewis se destacar como soldado -, mas irregular e longo demais. Rated: 3/5 Mar 6, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I desperately wish I could find a DVD in color. All I can find is second hand movies or black and white in the Dean & Jerry vol. 1 collection which is expensive, at least in Canada. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member 'Jumping Jacks' is the first Martin and Lewis comedy I truly enjoyed. It's packed with hilarious gags, great chemistry between the leads and a fantastic supporting cast. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic comedy from one of the best comedy duo. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review nick k OK, but even though there is a little humor, the gags are old. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Here we see Dean & Jerry in military service for the third time, in this case as paratroopers. Standard formula, and even though it's Jerry-centric, the gags just aren't that great. Nothing about it is awful though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I only know of two Jerry Lewis I've seen, this one and "The Geisha Boy." I enjoyed the latter a lot more, and remember much more from it. But this one was entertaining as well. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Infantry paratrooper Chick Allen (Dean Martin) summons his close friend, bumbling entertainer Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis), to Fort Belding to assist in putting on a revue. Explaining that commanding officer Gen. Timmons (Ray Teal) dislikes and bans "amateur" shows, Chick believes his and Hap's act will restore the general's faith in soldier entertainment. Hap agrees to perform under the assumed identity of Dogface Dolan, but soon finds that playing a soldier is harder than he imagined.
Director
Norman Taurog
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Screenwriter
Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Herbert Baker
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Paramount
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 11, 1952, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 8, 2018
Runtime
1h 36m
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