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Release Date:
16 September 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Bigger than ever! The biggest guests, the biggest songs, the biggest laughs, the biggest cue-cards!
Plot:
Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 22 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Dean Martin ... Himself - Host / ... (261 episodes, 1965-1974)
Al Casey ... Himself (140 episodes, 1965-1971)
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Series Directed by
Greg Garrison (21 episodes, 1965-1974)

Bill Colleran (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Harry Crane (90 episodes, 1966-1974)
Norm Liebmann (40 episodes, 1971-1974)
Michael Barrie (39 episodes, 1973-1974)
Tom Tenowich (34 episodes, 1971-1974)
Jim Mulholland (25 episodes, 1973-1974)
Larry Markes (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill Box (20 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mickey Rose (15 episodes, 1973)
David Axlerod (11 episodes, 1974)
Stan Burns (11 episodes, 1974)
Mike Marmer (11 episodes, 1974)
Paul Keyes (7 episodes, 1966-1968)
Rich Eustis (7 episodes, 1967-1970)
Al Rogers (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stan Daniels (5 episodes, 1965-1974)
Bob Ellison (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
David Panich (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Rod Parker (1 episode, 1971)

Arnie Kogen (unknown episodes)
Ed. Weinberger (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Greg Garrison .... producer (17 episodes, 1966-1974)
Norman C. Hopps .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1966-1971)
Craig Martin .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Harold Kemp .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul Keyes .... associate producer / co-producer (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Original Music by
Sid Caesar (unknown episodes)
Jerry Herman (unknown episodes)
Danny Hurd (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Steven Orland (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gustavo Aguilera (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Stan Jenkins (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Stan Chlebek (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Production Design by
Spencer Davies (257 episodes, 1965-1974)
 
Series Art Direction by
Spencer Davies (7 episodes, 1966-1971)
Eugene McAvoy (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Spencer Davies (253 episodes, 1965-1974)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ed Wassall (5 episodes, 1967-1971)
Robert Fletcher (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Campbel (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Makeup Department
Claude Thompson .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Harry Blake .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Production Management
P. Dean Reed .... unit manager (10 episodes, 1966-1974)
Janet Tighe .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clay Daniel .... associate director (6 episodes, 1967-1974)
Thomas Foulkes .... associate director (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Art Department
Will Ferrell .... scenic artist (1 episode, 1965)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Levitsky .... audio (7 episodes, 1966-1971)
Joe Ralston .... audio (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Smith .... video (10 episodes, 1966-1974)
Lon Stucky .... lighting director (9 episodes, 1966-1974)
 
Series Music Department
Mack Gray .... music coordinator (10 episodes, 1966-1974)
Lee Hale .... special musical material / music routines (10 episodes, 1966-1974)
Ken Lane .... music consultant (10 episodes, 1966-1974)
Jack Halloran .... choral director / choral director: The Golddiggers (8 episodes, 1967-1974)
Les Brown .... musical conductor / musical arrangements / ... (7 episodes, 1966-1974)
Geoffrey Clarkson .... music routines (7 episodes, 1967-1974)
J. Hill .... musical arrangements (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Van Alexander .... musical arranger / musical arrangements / ... (6 episodes, 1967-1974)
Jack Sperling .... musician: drums (4 episodes, 1965)
Robert B. Bailey .... music routines (3 episodes, 1967-1968)

Irving Taylor .... composer: theme "Everybody Loves Somebody" (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Buddy Arnold .... creative consultant / 'Man of the Week' creative consultant (25 episodes, 1973-1974)
Janice Buchanan .... assistant to the producer (10 episodes, 1966-1974)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (10 episodes, 1966-1974)
Henry Frankel .... talent coordinator (8 episodes, 1967-1974)
Janet Tighe .... production assistant / assistant to the producer (7 episodes, 1966-1971)
George Fulton .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1967-1971)
Bob Graner .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Craig Martin .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Sidney .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bob Chic .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1971-1974)
Lynne Voeth .... assistant to the producer / production assistant (4 episodes, 1971-1974)
Wisa D'Orso .... assistant to the choreographer (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jonathan Lucas .... sketch supervisor (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kendis Rochlen .... 'Man of the Week' coordinator (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ted Baker .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Roger Warnix .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kevin Carlisle .... choreographer (1 episode, 1966)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" - USA (alternative title)
"The Dean Martin Variety Show" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
60 min (245 episodes)
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Charles Nelson Reilly, who was a regular on the show, said one time, he was driving his convertible and the script for that weeks show flew out of the car. Reilly said he wasn't worried because they way the show was done, the script didn't really matter.See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
remarkable, 25 December 2001
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At one time the most suggestive show on television, Dean's show not only commented on other variety shows (a form in decline even in the mid-sixties) but continued in spinoff form with the later 'roast' format, a homage to the Friars' Club affairs of society page legend. Dean was able to use his own singing, joking and acting in a situation that could lampoon the past, push the envelope in risk and still seem like good, semi-clean fun. Spontaneity (in short supply after the invention of videotape) was literally forced on the actors and crew by doing (consciously or not) what Jackie Gleason did or didn't do - he showed up minutes before airtime knowing the sketch but totally unrehearsed with the other players. Whatever happened, happened. When it was on the money, it was a high point in midcentury comedy.

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