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

"That's Amoré (That's Love)" was one of Dean Martin's greatest hits. 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: Those lovely lips, those red inviting, lucious lips - like two strips of liver gleaming in the moonlight!
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Connections

Featured in The Colgate Comedy Hour: Episode #6.11 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Innamorata (Sweetheart)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Sung by Dean Martin
Reprised (in a comedy treatment) by Shirley MacLaine
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Wow!
4 April 2001 | by (xxxx) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie at amazon.com because I'm a musical fan as well as a Shirley MacLaine fan. I'm so glad that I did! Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin are wonderful comiediennes, and Dean's voice could probably melt any woman's heart, serenading them with "Armaratta" and "You Look So Familiar." Jerry Lewis is funny as the dumb-bat best friend, Eugene, who is crushed upon by love-struck numberology/astrology loving Bessie (MacLaine). The songs are delightful and the movie is hilarious. I gave this a 9. Eva Gabor is also in the act as well as Dorothy M. and they're terrific! I highly recommend this movie to EVERYONE!


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