Which Way to the Front?

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"You vill see... and you vill laugh."
  • G
  • 1970
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 4.6  (1,414)

Which Way to the Front? is a 1970 comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. Alongside Lewis, the film stars Jan Murray and John Wood. The movie revolves around a millionaire by the name of Brendan Byers III (Jerry Lewis) who is convinced that he can win the war in Europe. Despite not having any prior military experience, he decides to assemble his own army of misfits to fight the Nazis. However, he soon realizes that he is in over his head and must find a way to get out of the situation alive.

The movie is set during World War II and takes a satirical approach to the war. Brendan's army is comically incompetent, and the film is filled with slapstick humor and jokes. However, despite the humor, the film also manages to address serious issues such as the horrors of war and the bravery of soldiers.

Jerry Lewis gives a memorable performance as Brendan Byers III, a character who is both hilarious and endearing. His comedic timing is impeccable, and he manages to carry the movie effortlessly. Jan Murray also shines in his role as Lieutenant Christian, Brendan's second-in-command. John Wood plays the role of Colonel von Sitzenstock, the German commander, and gives a memorable performance as the film's villain.

The film's visuals are also impressive. The movie was shot on location in Europe, giving it an authentic feel. The battle scenes are well choreographed, and the special effects, while not groundbreaking, are effective.

In terms of the film's reception, it was met with mixed reviews upon release. While some critics appreciated the film's humor and Lewis's performance, others found the movie to be too slapstick and silly. The film's box office performance was also disappointing, with the movie failing to recoup its budget.

Overall, Which Way to the Front? is a fun and lighthearted comedy that is sure to please fans of Jerry Lewis's work. While it may not be his best film, it is still worth watching for the comedic performances and the satirical take on war.

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    1 hr 36 min
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    4.6  (1,414)