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Pardners (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 1 August 1956 (USA)
A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

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Cast

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Slim Moseley Jr. / Slim Moseley Sr.
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Dan Hollis / Sam Hollis
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Mrs. Matilda Kingsley
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Whitey (as Lon Chaney)
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Hawkins, the Butler
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Gus
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Carol's Cowhand
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Salvin
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Pete
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Shorty
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Storyline

Martin and Lewis are sons of former ranch partners. Lewis, raised by his millionaire mother, follows visiting Martin back to the old West to learn how to be a cowboy. The ranch where Martin is foreman is in financial trouble, and with Lewis's unorthodox help, the good guys win out. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS SHOOT THE WORKS with LAUGHTER...and bullets, ballads and beauties! See more »


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1 August 1956 (USA)  »

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Where Men Are Men?  »

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$7,920,000 (USA)
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(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First dean Martín western. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, the gun on the right side that Dean pulls out to shoot the "THE END" sign falls out as he and Jerry fall off the wagon, and magically Dean has his gun again. See more »

Quotes

Slim Mosely Jr.: [waiting with Carol to meet Mrs. Kingsley] Oh, don't worry - I'll make a good impression.
Slim Mosely Jr.: [he sits on an old chair and in collapses just as Matilda comes into the room screaming in horror] My antique chair!
Slim Mosely Jr.: [relieved] Well, I'm glad it was only an old one.
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Connections

Remake of Rhythm on the Range (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Me 'n You 'n the Moon
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Dean Martin
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Almost a buckskin beauty.
26 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pardners is the 15th of the 16 feature length pictures that Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis made together. It'a a reworking of the 1936 Bing Crosby film, Rhythm On The Range, which just like this remake was directed by Norman Taurog. Plot sees the comedy duo playing sons of one time wild west partners. Brought together by accident 25 years later, the boys head out west and get into all sorts of scrapes; with Jerry even becoming sheriff! It was inevitable that Martin & Lewis would end up out west playing cowboys since all the comedy duos do it. The timing here was perfect since the 50s was the most prolific decade for the genre. On the list of their collaborations Pardners probably sits some where in the middle, it's a safe mix of songs and buffoonery, with pretty girls represented by Jackie Loughery & Lori Nelson. It's a VistaVision/Technicolor production and songs featured are "Me 'n You 'n the Moon," "The Wind! The Wind!" "Buckskin Beauty" and "Pardners," (music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn).

Safe & colourful comedy fare for fans of the successful duo. 7/10


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