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Hollywood or Bust
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Director:
Writer:
Erna Lazarus (written by)
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Release Date:
6 December 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Their maddest, merriest FUN HIT! See more »
Plot:
A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood. Full summary » | Add synopsis »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Martin ... Steve Wiley

Jerry Lewis ... Malcolm Smith

Pat Crowley ... Terry Roberts

Maxie Rosenbloom ... Bookie Benny

Anita Ekberg ... Actress Anita
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Valerie Allen ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Leon Alton ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Adelle August ... Dancer (uncredited)
Alex Ball ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Catherine Brousset ... Girl (uncredited)
Drew Cahill ... Photographer (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jack Deery ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jack Del Rio ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Beach Dickerson ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ... Miss Pettywood (uncredited)
Dominic Fidelibus ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Gambler (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Hotel Extra (uncredited)
Gretchen Houser ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Freda Jones ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Lorna Jordon ... Photographer (uncredited)
Richard Karlan ... Sammy Ross (uncredited)

Carl M. Leviness ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Claudia Martin ... 11 Year Old Girl (uncredited)

Deana Martin ... 7 Year Old Girl (uncredited)
Gail Martin ... 9 Year Old Girl (uncredited)
Jack McElroy ... Stupid Sam (uncredited)

Torben Meyer ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dee Moore ... Girl at Mailbox (uncredited)

Del Moore ... Photographer (uncredited)
Wendell Niles ... Wendell Niles (uncredited)

Ralph Peters ... Truck Driver Who Yells 'Sunday Driver!' (uncredited)
Jean Ransome ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Suzanne Ridgway ... Extra at Craps Table (uncredited)
Tracey Roberts ... Redhead (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Paramount Studio Gate Guard (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Crap Table Stickman (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Carl Sklover ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Tommy Summers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gloria Victor ... Usherette (uncredited)
Loreli Vitek ... Girl (uncredited)

Willard Waterman ... Manager Neville (uncredited)

Ben Welden ... Boss (uncredited)
Rose Westlake ... Sheep-Haired Woman in Balcony (uncredited)
Sandra White ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Whitney ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Director (uncredited)

Chief Yowlachie ... Chief Running Water (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
 
Writing credits
Erna Lazarus (written by)

Frank Tashlin  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Nathan .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Scharf (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography) (as Daniel Fapp)
 
Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Fay Babcock  (as Faye Babcock)
Sam Comer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James A. Rosenberger .... assistant director (as James Rosenberger)
William Watson .... second unit director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Gary Nelson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
W. Wallace Kelley .... photographer: second unit (as Wallace Kelley)
Murray Young .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Norman Luboff .... vocal arranger
Charles O'Curran .... musical numbers creator and stager
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Walter Scharf .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Rudy Makoul .... dialogue coach
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jerry Lewis has said that, to date, he has never seen the film, due to it being too painful a reminder of the end of his and Dean's relationship.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The last scene supposedly occurs during premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater but there are no hand or footprints in the forecourt as the stars walk red carpet.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Woman:[to Mr. Bascomb the dog] May I have your autograph, please?
[the dog signs]
Woman:Oh, wonderful! Thank you!
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Soundtrack:
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