2nd Annual Peter Lawford Blogathon – Hook, Line and Sinker (1969)


This is part of the The 2nd Annual Peter Lawford Blogathon which took place in September (sorry) and was hosted by Kristen of KN Winiarski Writes

Tnx for letting me partake Kristen!

“Picturesque Portugal, by the sea. A beautiful country with marvelous hard working people who work primarily with fish, a very big fish export. And if you think fish smells, wait until you hear the rest of this story. It’s a dilly.” – Jerry Ingersoll

Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A man finds out from his doctor that he is dying and decides to live it up until he gets himself into a lot of debt only to find out that he really isn’t dying.

My Take on it – This is another film that I knew nothing about before coming across it for this blogathon.

The fact that it stars both Peter Lawford and Jerry Lewis was also a great reason to check it out.

This is actually quite a clever story line that works much better than expected due to the funny performance of Lewis who truly lives life to its fullest here.

Lawford is his friend and confidant who tries to help him throughout.

The story has some nice twists and turns along the way that hep keep things so enjoyable and fun especially when it turns the whole plot upside down numerous times.

Anne Francis is also great as Lewis’ wife who only wants what’s best for him.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The interior set of the Ingersoll house is the same used for Bewitched (1964). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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