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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 »
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A Couple Of Traveling Guys And Their Great Dane See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Martin ... Steve Wiley

Jerry Lewis ... Malcolm Smith

Pat Crowley ... Terry Roberts
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Bookie Benny (as Maxie Rosenbloom)

Anita Ekberg ... Actress Anita
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Allen ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Adelle August ... Dancer (uncredited)
Catherine Brousset ... Girl (uncredited)
Drew Cahill ... Photographer (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Beach Dickerson ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ... Miss Pettywood (uncredited)
Dominic Fidelibus ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Gambler (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Hotel Extra (uncredited)
Gretchen Houser ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Lorna Jordon ... Photographer (uncredited)
Richard Karlan ... Sammy Ross (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)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Extra at Craps Table (uncredited)
Tracey Roberts ... Redhead (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Paramount Studio Gate Guard (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Crap Table Stickman (uncredited)
Tommy Summers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gloria Victor ... Usherette (uncredited)
Loreli Vitek ... Girl (uncredited)
Willard Waterman ... Manager Neville (uncredited)
Ben Welden ... Boss (uncredited)
Ross Westlake ... Sheep-Haired Woman in Balcony (uncredited)
Sandra White ... Dancer (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
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
The last film that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis did together before breaking up as a comedy team.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Malcolm "fixes" Terry's beater, he leaves a pile of spare parts directly in front of her vehicle, but she drives forward immediately afterward as if there were no obstructions in her path.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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Movie Connections:
References Blood and Sand (1922)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Day in the CountrySee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Couple Of Traveling Guys And Their Great Dane, 16 October 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Though according to the Nick Tosches biography of Dean Martin, both Martin and Lewis were barely speaking to each other off camera, the two of them did go out on a good note in Hollywood Or Bust.

In fact the antagonism between them probably helped in a way. The plot calls for Martin to be a gambler into a bookie big time. But he's got a scheme whereby he cheats a lottery and wins a new car. The problem is that Lewis, playing his usual schnook, also has a winning ticket, the real one. Car dealer Willard Waterman gives joint ownership of the car to them.

Martin takes the offer thinking he can dump Lewis and still sell the car to cover his losses. But Lewis wants the car to meet his dream girl Anita Ekberg playing herself.

Two other passengers come along on this New York to Hollywood trip, aspiring showgirl Pat Crowley and Lewis's great Dane, Mr. Bascomb. The gags involving the dog were taken straight from the WC Fields classic, Six of a Kind. That's certainly in keeping with the Paramount tradition of having Martin and Lewis remake some of their classics. The great Dane foiled Dino's schemes and caused quite the ruckus.

A very hot song writing team of the period, Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, wrote the score for Hollywood Or Bust. They won two Oscars in the Fifties for Secret Love and Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. One of Dino's best ballads comes from this score, It Looks Like Love. His Capitol Record is a classic.

Because of the antagonism the two were feeling in real life, the scenes were sharp between Dean and Jerry. Lewis in fact told one and all this would be the team's last joint effort.

And in Hollywood, they did indeed bust, but they busted with style.

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