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Artists and Models (1955)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 7 November 1955 (USA)
Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.

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Bessie Sparrowbrush
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Mr. Murdock
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Sonia / Mrs. Curtis
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Anita
George Winslow ...
Richard Stilton (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow')
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Ivan
Herbert Rudley ...
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Secret Service Agent Rogers
Richard Webb ...
Secret Service Agent Peters
Alan Lee ...
Otto
Otto Waldis ...
Kurt
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Rick Todd and Eugene Fullstack share an apartment and have dreams for the future. Rick is an aspiring artist looking for a break. Eugene loves comic books, especially The Bat Lady series. He is so engrossed with her stories that he has nightmares and dreams of his own comic book characters. Their luck begins to change when Abby Parker is fired as the artist for the Bat Lady. Rick pitches his own comic book series and Eugene gets to meet Bessie Sparrowbrush, who, unbeknown to him, is the artist's model the Bat Lady. Rivalry and romance ensues for all four of them, with several song and dance numbers along the way. Written by garykmcd

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7 November 1955 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Todd's home town is mentioned as Steubendale. Dean Martin's real life birthplace is Steubenville, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

When Rick is painting the lips on the billboard, he looks down to answer his boss, and when he looks back the lips are fully painted. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Fullstack: They wanted to have me drowned when I was born, but the SPCA stopped them.
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Connections

Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Pretend
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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The Best From Dino and Jerry
7 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best of the films featuring Martin and Lewis. This film is also a fine parody due to the fact that this film was shot during the period when there it was being debated over how the comic books that were out during that time were affecting children (those arguments would lead to the "comics code"). The other highlight of this film was looking at Shirley MacLaine was chasing after Jerry (the girl must have needed glasses). These scenes provide much of the humor as Jerry's character Eugene is scared to death of the aggressive Betsy. Its also interesting to note that MacLaine's character Betsy is interested in astrology and MacLaine would later become known for her new age interests, including astrology.


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