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Crooner Dino is played by Dean Martin, in a role where he essentially is playing himself. Dino is asked at one point in the film what he thinks of the new rock group The Beatles, and he replies in a derogatory manner, with the script imitating Martin's feelings about the band in real life. Dino is then told that they are the new sound and that Dino's sound is obsolete. Ironically, and in reality, soon after the filming of this movie began, Martin recorded his soon-to-be signature song, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," which knocked the Beatles' "A Hard Days' Night" single from the Billboard #1 spot in August 1964, one month after filming wrapped on this movie. Martin therefore became the first easy-listening performer to achieve a #1 Billboard single after the Beatles arrived in America, and did this by usurping the Beatles themselves from the top chart position.
Production began with Peter Sellers in the role of Orville. Sellers suffered a heart attack several weeks into production, so filming had to start over with Ray Walston in the role (after Tony Randall, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye and Tom Ewell were all considered).
After a tough day of shooting, Kim Novak gave sandwiches and homemade cookies to the cast and the director.
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During a costume fitting on St. Patrick's Day, Kim Novak made people laugh by wearing an emerald in her navel instead of a rhinestone.
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On hearing of Peter Sellers's heart attack, Billy Wilder reputedly said " Heart attack? You need a heart to have a heart attack! ".
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The role of Zelda was originally written for Marilyn Monroe.
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Orry-Kelly was in the initial stages of designing the costumes before being struck by liver cancer. Bill Thomas was uncredited for the clothes Kim Novak ended up wearing in the film.
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Theatrically released in the USA with The Pink Phink (1964) as the preceding cartoon.
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The car that Polly drives at the end is a Fiat 600, a very unusual car to be find in a small USA town.
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Known as " The Sizzling Hour" in pre- production.
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The first of a two - picture deal which Dean Martin had with the Mirisch Company. Worth $350,000, the second movie, which was to be directed by William Wyler, was never made.
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Kiss Me Stupid's theatrical release date and leading actor coincide with a fact of John Wayne's western movie, True Grit (1969). True Grit was theatrically released on Wednesday, June 11th, 1969. One decade later, John Wayne lost his life, on Monday, June 11th, 1979. Kiss Me, Stupid's theatrical release date, Thursday, December 25th, 1964, was 31 years before Dean Martin lost his life, on Monday, December 25th, 1995.
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The bentwood bed in Orville and Zelda's bedroom, is the same bed that was in C. C. Baxter's apartment in the 1960 Billy Wilder film, "The Apartment".
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