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Money from Home (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 December 1953 (USA)
Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice ... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Hal Kanter (screenplay), James B. Allardice (adaptation) (as James Allardice) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Herman 'Honey Talk' Nelson
Jerry Lewis ... Virgil Yokum
Marjie Millar Marjie Millar ... Phyllis Leigh
Pat Crowley ... Dr. Autumn Claypool
Richard Haydn ... Bertie Searles
Robert Strauss ... Seldom Seen Kid
Gerald Mohr ... Marshall Preston
Sheldon Leonard ... Jumbo Schneider
Romo Vincent ... The Poojah
Jack Kruschen ... Short Boy
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Storyline

Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice veterinarian, into helping him. Of course, he doesn't tell Virgil what he is really up to. Mistaken identities are assumed, while along the way, Virgil meets a female vet and Herman falls for the owner of the horse. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware! Written by erasmus

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Money from Home See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Apparently when filmed in early 1953 the aspect ratio was intended as 1.37. Then there is evidence, in a dvdtalk.com review, that it was released as a "Panoramic Screen" film in 1.66:1 format. 1953 was the year that widescreen started, and 1.66 was the basic shape of Paramount's VistaVision. See more »

Goofs

Even though the story is supposedly taking place in the early 1930s, before the repeal of prohibition (1933), all the automobiles are of the late 1930s/early 1940s variety. All the women's hair styles and fashions are from 1953. See more »

Quotes

Virgil: They tell me when you ride you ride as if you were a part of the horse. Would that be a compliment, Sir?
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Connections

Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is the Same (All Over the World)
Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by Dean Martin
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Money From Home
11 March 2005 | by cynthiagarrett8See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Martin and Lewis and this is one of their best movies ever. The chemistry between them was phenomenal, and will always be remembered with nothing but the greatest respect from me. The other reason I liked it was the music in it, Dean had such a sexy voice and Jerry provided the comedy behind it. The color detail was superb, and the entire ensemble cast was really good. The horse in the movie did a really good job too, it amazes me the way they can train animals to do the things they do. I enjoyed the scenes Jerry had with all the animals he took care of, it was just fun. All in all, I recommend this movie to anyone who likes Martin and Lewis, it's a must see.


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