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Director:
Writers:
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)
Jerry Davis (screen story)
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Release Date:
1 August 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS SHOOT THE WORKS with LAUGHTER...and bullets, ballads and beauties! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Viennale 2013. Infinity Complex
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Cast

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Dean Martin ... Slim Mosely Jr. / Slim Mosely Sr.

Jerry Lewis ... Wade Kingsley Jr. / Wade Kingsley Sr.
Lori Nelson ... Carol Kingsley
Jeff Morrow ... Pete Rio
Jackie Loughery ... Dolly Riley
John Baragrey ... Dan Hollis / Sam Hollis

Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Matilda Kingsley

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Whitey (as Lon Chaney)
Milton Frome ... Hawkins, the Butler
Richard Aherne ... Chauffeur

Lee Van Cleef ... Gus
Stuart Randall ... Carol's Cowhand
Scott Douglas ... Salvin

Jack Elam ... Pete

Bob Steele ... Shorty
Mickey Finn ... Red
Douglas Spencer ... Smith
Philip Tonge ... Mr. Baxter, Footman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Eric Alden ... Carol's Cowhand (uncredited)
Valerie Allen ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Baldwin ... Announcer (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Townsman (uncredited)
Emily Belser ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Brubaker ... Businessman (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ... Townsman (uncredited)
James Dime ... Townsman (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford ... Amanda Wentworth (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Hocker (uncredited)
Robert Garvey ... Townsman (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon ... Businessman (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Cowboy at Rodeo (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Western Cowboy (uncredited)
Don House ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ann McCrea ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Frances Mercer ... Sally (uncredited)
Tony Michael ... Businessman (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Mary Newton ... Laura (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Col. Hart (uncredited)
James Parnell ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Elaine Riley ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... Indian (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Johnstone White ... Businessman (uncredited)
Keith Wilson ... Townsman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Taurog 
 
Writing credits
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)

Jerry Davis (screen story)

Mervin J. Houser (based on a story by)

Produced by
Paul Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank De Vol (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography) (as Daniel Fapp)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Curtis Mick .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Caffey .... second assistant director
Clem Jones .... second assistant director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bud Fehlman .... sound recordist
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Philip Crawford .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
W. Wallace Kelley .... photographer: second unit (as Wallace Kelley)
 
Music Department
Frank De Vol .... conductor
Frank De Vol .... music arranger
Norman Luboff .... vocal arranger
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Rudolph G. Kopp .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor
Nick Castle .... choreographer
Rudy Makoul .... dialogue supervisor
Jack Mintz .... assistant to producer
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Rodd Redwing .... technical advisor
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Norway:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #17982) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Goofs:
Anachronisms: As Dean rescues Jerry in the doorway of the train after it leaves New York, cars from the 1950s, not 1910, are visible in the rail yard in the stock footage background.See more »
Quotes:
Wade Kingsley Jr.:Well, I tell you what we could do. We could first ...
Slim Mosely Jr.:There's no "we!" There's "me" and there's "you," and "you" I don't want to see anymore!
Wade Kingsley Jr.:Yeah, but I thought maybe even ...
Slim Mosely Jr.:Don't "thought!" It's over! Good-bye and good luck!
[walks away]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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Almost a buckskin beauty., 26 October 2010
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

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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