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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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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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The Riotous Gal of Radio...NOW FUNNIER on the SCREEN! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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14 October 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi amiga Irma  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Based on the popular radio program, Marie Wilson (Irma), Hans Conried (Prof. Kropotkin), and Gloria Gordon (Mrs. O'Reilly) reprise their radio roles. Conried replaced Felix Bressart, who was cast in the film but died during production. 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

Jane Stacy: [Hearing the telephone ringing after finding her ruined clothes] I'll answer it, Mrs. O'Reilly. My feet are wet and I want to be sure I'll be electrocuted.
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Here's to Love
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Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Dean Martin
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Great martin and lewis beginning...
14 May 2003 | by (St Catharines, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is one of my 2nd favorite Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin movies the only one that is better is The Caddy. This movie was also the first of D/M & J/L that I had ever seen. It's quiet little movie but with so many good songs and lots and lots of great laughs by Jerry and a couple of laughs from Irma. This comes highly recommended by me and I hope that you see it after you've read my comment. 9/10


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