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My Friend Irma (1949)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  14 October 1949 (USA)
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Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.

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Complete credited cast:
John Lund ...
Al
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Don DeFore ...
Marie Wilson ...
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Kathryn Givney ...
Percy Helton ...
Gloria Gordon ...
Ernö Verebes ...
Mr. Ubang (as Erno Verebes)
Margaret Field ...
Alice
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Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin. Written by Sergei Scurfield

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Martin and Lewis. Together again - for the first time! [video cover] See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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14 October 1949 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Jerry Lewis was originally cast to play Al. But it was decided to let Lewis act similar to his onstage comic persona and the character of Seymour was created for him. See more »

Goofs

When Irma (Marie Wilson) falls down the hole in the street in the first scene of the movie, a pair of hands can be seen catching her. See more »

Quotes

Irma Peterson: [to Al] Oh, well, you know Jane. She wants to marry a man with money, but I don't think money's important. Look, I have you, and you have me, and we both have nothing.
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Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »

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Just For Fun
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Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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An Auspicious Debut for Dean and Jerry (But Also Strange)
3 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a strange little comedy in which the appearances of Dean and Jerry almost seem an afterthought. "My Friend Irma" was already a successful radio comedy featuring the brilliant Marie Wilson. Marie played a hard core scatterbrain who had a knack for getting herself into and out of trouble. When it was decided to bring Irma to the big screen, I think Paramount decided to hedge their bets by including Dean and Jerry. This unlikely trio of comedians seems occasionally at odds struggling for whatever laughs might exist in this thin script. But there are some definite highlights for all of them, and the climax presents a bizarre commentary on how much the effects of consumerism had absorbed the American culture just a few years after World War II. The dippy Irma wins a radio contest by accident, and the last scene milks every last ounce of joke material out of the fact that she has been rewarded with a mountain of expensive presents.


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