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16 September 1965 (USA) See more »
Bigger than ever! The biggest guests, the biggest songs, the biggest laughs, the biggest cue-cards!
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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Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 22 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 246)

Dean Martin ... Himself - Host (263 episodes, 1965-1974)
Al Casey ... Himself (140 episodes, 1965-1971)

Series Directed by
Greg Garrison (14 episodes, 1965-1974)

Bill Colleran (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Harry Crane (89 episodes, 1966-1974)
Norm Liebmann (41 episodes, 1971-1974)
Michael Barrie (40 episodes, 1973-1974)
Tom Tenowich (35 episodes, 1971-1974)
Jim Mulholland (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Larry Markes (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill Box (20 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mickey Rose (16 episodes, 1973)
David Axlerod (11 episodes, 1974)
Stan Burns (11 episodes, 1974)
Mike Marmer (11 episodes, 1974)
Stan Daniels (3 episodes, 1965-1974)
Rich Eustis (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Paul Keyes (2 episodes, 1967)
Al Rogers (2 episodes, 1967)
Rod Parker (1 episode, 1971)

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

Series Produced by
Greg Garrison .... producer (11 episodes, 1967-1974)
Norman C. Hopps .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Original Music by
Sid Caesar (unknown episodes)
Jerry Herman (unknown episodes)
Danny Hurd (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Steven Orland (1 episode, 1967)
Peter Groom (1 episode, 1971)
Series Production Design by
Spencer Davies (264 episodes, 1965-1974)
Series Art Direction by
Spencer Davies (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Set Decoration by
Spencer Davies (263 episodes, 1965-1974)
Series Costume Design by
Ed Wassall (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Makeup Department
Claude Thompson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1967)
Harry Blake .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1971)
Series Production Management
P. Dean Reed .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clay Daniel .... associate director (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Art Department
Will Ferrell .... scenic artist (1 episode, 1965)
Series Sound Department
Bill Levitsky .... audio (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Smith .... video (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Music Department
Jack Sperling .... musician: drums (4 episodes, 1965)
Mack Gray .... music coordinator (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Lee Hale .... special musical material (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Jack Halloran .... choral director / choral director: The Golddiggers (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Ken Lane .... music consultant (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Les Brown .... musical conductor / musical director (2 episodes, 1969-1971)

Irving Taylor .... composer: theme "Everybody Loves Somebody" (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Buddy Arnold .... creative consultant (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Janice Buchanan .... assistant to the producer (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Henry Frankel .... talent coordinator (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
George Fulton .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
Janet Tighe .... assistant to the producer / production assistant (2 episodes, 1967-1971)

Kevin Carlisle .... choreographer (unknown episodes)

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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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60 min (245 episodes)
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The footage from the series first became available on home video in a compilation called Dean Martin: That's Amore (2001) (TV). The earliest volumes of Guthy-Renker Entertaiment's The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show followed later that same year. The complete seasons sets are yet to be released on any home video format.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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