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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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Ernö Verebes ...
Mr. Ubang (as Erno Verebes)
Margaret Field ...
Alice
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Storyline

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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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first screen appearance! [video cover] 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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alfred Newman's ubiquitous theme "Street Scene", closely associated with every New York-themed film produced at Fox during his tenure as musical director at that studio, turns up here in the opening of this Paramount film and its sequel "My Friend Irma Goes West." 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

Al: Now, there's the mirror. Take a look at yourself. Now, if you notice, you have deep expression in your eyes and a very sensitive chin - all the qualities of a legitimate actor - maybe even a great lover.
Seymour: Yeah, but isn't my voice too high?
Al: Not necessarily. You can make love to tall girls.
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My One, My Only, My All
(uncredited)
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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