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My Friend Irma (1949)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 October 1949 (USA)
A scatterbrained Brooklynite and her wheeler-dealer fiancé interfere in her level-headed roommate's love life.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Cy Howard (screenplay), Parke Levy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Lund ... Al
Diana Lynn ... Jane Stacey
Don DeFore ... Richard Rhinelander
Marie Wilson ... Irma Peterson
Dean Martin ... Steve
Jerry Lewis ... Seymour
Hans Conried ... Prof. Kropotkin
Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. Rhinelander
Percy Helton ... Mr. Clyde
Gloria Gordon Gloria Gordon ... Mrs. O'Reilly
Ernö Verebes ... Mr. Ubang (as Erno Verebes)
Margaret Field Margaret Field ... Alice
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Storyline

Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin. Written by Sergei Scurfield

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O-o-o-o-o-o what I *did*! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi amiga Irma See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,160,000, 31 December 1949
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the popular radio program, Marie Wilson (Irma), Hans Conried (Prof. Kropotkin), and Gloria Gordon (Mrs. O'Reilly) reprise their radio roles. Conried replaced Felix Bressart, who was cast in the film but died during production. See more »

Goofs

When Irma (Marie Wilson) falls down the hole in the street in the first scene of the movie, a pair of hands can be seen catching her. See more »

Quotes

Seymour: And that's how Steve and I became pals. But he's too easygoing. He's not like me. Somebody does something I consider an offense, I don't take it. I fight back. I revolt.
Irma Peterson: Oh, Seymour that's a sign of character and I admire you for it. I like men who are offensive and revolting.
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Connections

Featured in E! True Hollywood Story: Dean Martin (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

My Own, My Only, My All
(uncredited)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Dean Martin
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Great martin and lewis beginning...
14 May 2003 | by ajohns1See all my reviews

This is one of my 2nd favorite Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin movies the only one that is better is The Caddy. This movie was also the first of D/M & J/L that I had ever seen. It's quiet little movie but with so many good songs and lots and lots of great laughs by Jerry and a couple of laughs from Irma. This comes highly recommended by me and I hope that you see it after you've read my comment. 9/10


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