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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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Complete credited cast:
Eddie Mayehoff ...
Sonia / Mrs. Curtis
Richard Stilton (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow')
Secret Service Chief Samuels
Richard Shannon ...
Secret Service Agent Rogers
Secret Service Agent Peters
Alan Lee ...


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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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Eugene Fullstack: Those lovely lips, those red inviting, lucious lips - like two strips of liver gleaming in the moonlight!
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References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »


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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The Best From Dino and Jerry
7 May 2003 | by 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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