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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der tollkühne Jockey 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

'Pat Crowley''s movie debut. 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

Featured in Encounter in the Third Dimension (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Largo al factotum
(uncredited)
From "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville")
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Lyrics by Cesare Sterbini
Played on the radio in Phyllis' room
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Dean sings, Jerry gets the laughs
18 July 2002 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

Dean is in trouble. He owes money from gambling debts. (Why he doesn't pay off the debts by crooning those songs he's going to sing is a wonder). Jerry is an animal lover apprenticing with a vet. The mob as Dean to fix a horse they don't want to win. Dean is going to use Jerry to do this without telling him. Laughs ensue, there's two girls for the guy and a final race track scene that is up there with the great slapsticks of the Marx Bros, Chaplin etc


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