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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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Mr. Murdock
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Sonia / Mrs. Curtis
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Richard Stilton (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow')
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Storyline

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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The spaceship model seen in the foreign experimental laboratory is actually a leftover miniature from Paramount's 1955 film, Conquest of Space. See more »

Goofs

When Abigail 'Abby' Parker steps out of the shower, her legs are dry and her feet are wet. See more »

Quotes

Abigail 'Abby' Parker: You told him to kiss me?
Rick Todd: Lady, if I'd known he was going to kiss you, I wouldn't have sent a boy to do a man's job.
Abigail 'Abby' Parker: [slap] That's for the man. You can tell him the job's filled.
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You Look So Familiar
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Sung by Dean Martin
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lukewarm
16 May 2010 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Well it looks like I will be the first reviewer to give Artists and Models a lukewarm opinion. Saw this on the big screen today at a downtown theater. With Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine,Dorothy Malone and Eva Gabor and the most fun I wind up having is with Eddie Mayehoff! Loved his portrayal of publisher Murdock. I don't know...to me, this movie just got more boring as it dragged on. While I do love all the vintage set designs, vintage wardrobe and remembrances of how things used to be-one pay phone in the hall for an apartment building, Dean scrubbing up in a bathtub before a shower became common and the historical fact that comic books were once decried as evil by the bastions of society, I still had to fight off massive amounts of sleepiness as this grinded to its conclusion. I don't know...maybe it was just the mood I was in. It WAS very colorful and Martin can't keep from smiling even when he's supposed to be mad which is amusing but, Gabor was a disappointment and Malone was kind of blah and Jerry, I was just kind of bored with his schtick today. But yes the highlight for me was Mr. Murdock played by Eddie Mayehoff.


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