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Artists and Models (1955)

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


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Complete credited cast:
Bessie Sparrowbrush
Eddie Mayehoff ...
Mr. Murdock
Sonia / Mrs. Curtis
George Winslow ...
Richard Stilton (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow')
Herbert Rudley ...
Secret Service Chief Samuels
Richard Shannon ...
Secret Service Agent Rogers
Richard Webb ...
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Alan Lee ...
Otto Waldis ...


Eugene and Rick are two struggling artists who share apartment. However, Rick has problems with that, because Eugene is obsessed with pulp fiction comic books and has nightmares because of that. However, Rick soon finds that those nightmares could be excellent material for his own comic books. Written by Dragan Antulov <>

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

7 November 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Artistes et modèles  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Rick Todd's home town is mentioned as Steubendale. Dean Martin's real life birthplace is Steubenville, Ohio. See more »


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 »


Rick Todd: Well, what's the rush? I never met a lady cartoonist before.
Abigail 'Abby' Parker: [Sarcastically] All lady cartoonists are extremely grateful.
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Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »


You Look So Familiar
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Sung by Dean Martin
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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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