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Artists and Models (1955)

Approved | | 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
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Richard Stilton (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow')
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Otto
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Kurt
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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

According to the Paramount Collection at the AMPAS Library the film was produced at the cost of $1,701,083, which was $103,083 over its allotted budget. Because of the budget overruns, a planned "The Bat Lady" musical production number was never filmed. 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

Mr. Murdock: You see that little window back there, boy?
Eugene Fullstack: Yes, sir.
Mr. Murdock: Open it a little, then jump.
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Connections

Referenced in Happy Days: Fonzie the Flatfoot (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bat Lady
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Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Written for this picture but evidently cut
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The best Martin and Lewis movie!
10 December 2005 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in the 90's with my mother, a huge Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis fan. To this day it is my favorite movie from their pairing. The two play roommates who sing, dance, and at one point consider getting a divorce while trying to pay the rent on their NYC flat. They have a run-in of sorts with their upstairs neighbors and of course, all hilarity ensues. One of my favorite parts of the movie, however, is Shirley MacLaine, in her second movie role. She steals scenes from Lewis every chance she gets and is simply hilarious! The scene between her and Lewis on the stairs is one of my favorite movie moments of all time! I only wish MacLaine had gotten to make more movies with Lewis; they make for a pretty funny pair on screen! Watch for the scene between Martin and the little girl on the street; its a great song with some pretty impressive dancing on both parts. A great movie to watch if you're a fan of Lewis, Martin, or MacLaine.


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