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Release Date:
23 July 1954 (USA) See more »
THEY'RE LAFFIN' IT UP! (original print ad - all caps)
An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Martin ... Dr. Steve Harris

Jerry Lewis ... Homer Flagg

Janet Leigh ... Wally Cook

Edward Arnold ... The Mayor

Fred Clark ... Oliver Stone

Sheree North ... Jitterbug Dancer
Sammy White ... Waiter
Sid Tomack ... Master of Ceremonies
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Emile Egelhofer
Richard Loo ... Dr. Lee
Raymond Greenleaf ... Conductor
Walter Baldwin ... Isaiah Jackson
Fay Roope ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milicent Patrick ... Bit (unconfirmed)
Brick Sullivan ... Cop
John Alderson ... Yankee Catcher (uncredited)
Art Baker ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Richard Barron ... Doorman (uncredited)
Don Bender ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Ike, the Train Engineer (uncredited)
Frank Branda ... Pump Room Chief (uncredited)
Jack Bruce ... Policeman (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Bellboy (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Collins ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Booth Colman ... Fernadez (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)

Clancy Cooper ... Newspaper Slugger (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
Roger Creed ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

Frankie Darro ... Bellboy Captain (uncredited)
Louise De Carlo ... Public Stenographer (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... French Chef (uncredited)
Don Dunning ... Slugger (uncredited)

Marla English ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Man at Bus Depot (uncredited)
Fritz Feld ... The Barber (uncredited)
Jac Fisher ... Policeman (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wonderland Ballroom Diner (uncredited)

Eduard Franz ... Dr. Nassau (uncredited)

Kathryn Grant ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Head Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Audrey Hansen ... Hostess (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... New York City Official at Airport (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Newspaper Slugger (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Grocery Clerk (uncredited)
Gretchen Houser ... Dancer (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Extra (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Martin (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Police Chief (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Photographer (uncredited)
Emmett Lynn ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Tank Commander (uncredited)
Rudy Makoul ... Announcer (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Bus Boy (uncredited)
Jewel McGowan ... Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Chef (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Bum in Park (uncredited)
Michael O'Hara ... Armed Guard (uncredited)
Ray Page ... Intern (uncredited)
Max Power ... Slugger (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Assistant Tailor (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Intern (uncredited)
Tommy Summers ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Gift Shop Owner (uncredited)
Fred Sweeney ... Old Man (uncredited)
Ted Thorpe ... Tailor (uncredited)
Stephen Wootton ... Boy (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Taurog 
Writing credits
Ben Hecht (play "Hazel Flagg")

Jack Rose 
Melville Shavelson 
James H. Street  story

Produced by
Paul Jones .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Scharf (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography) (as Daniel Fapp)
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
Art Direction by
Albert Nozaki 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Emile Kuri 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (gowns)
Production Management
Don Robb .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director
Arthur Rosson .... second unit director
Clem Jones .... second assistant director (uncredited)
David Silver .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist
A.H. Barnett .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Herman Lewis .... stage engineer (uncredited)
Keith Stafford .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
W. Wallace Kelley .... photographer: second unit (as Wallace Kelley)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... vocal arranger
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Walter Scharf .... music arranger
Other crew
Nick Castle .... choreographer
Rudy Makoul .... dialogue coach
Jack Mintz .... assistant to producer
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Australia:G | Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #16815, General Audience) | West Germany:6 (f)

Did You Know?

Homer Flagg:[to Dr. Harris as he sees a skeleton in his office closet] You probably thought nothing was wrong with him either!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Sabrina (1954)See more »
Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New YorkSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Watch for Rodney Dangerfield, 9 May 2008
Author: jaynay from United States

I've seen this movie many times over the last 40 years and I noticed that during the scene where they're bringing all the food "Homer" ordered to the suite, the first waiter to enter the room is Rodney Dangerfield. Unfortunately, he is not listed in the credits and I have submitted this to the IMDb database managers. I'd like someone else to look closely at that scene to make sure I'm not crazy. I know that to add the credit they need some concrete evidence, like a cast list or contract or anecdotal evidence from Rodney himself, who is no longer with us, but I'm pretty sure it's him.

As for the film, overall, it's a typical silly Martin/Lewis film. Full of Jerry's mugging and Dean's singing and charm. Some good gags, especially the light bulb bombing of Fred Clark.

I give it a 7 of 10.

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