When Herman promises the mob to fix a racing horse in order to pay off his debts, he selects his veterinarian cousin as a patsy to help him but things go awry.


George Marshall


Hal Kanter (screenplay), James B. Allardice (adaptation) (as James Allardice) | 2 more credits »
Won 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »





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


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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Dean and Jerry horse around in 3-D.


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'Pat Crowley''s movie debut. See more »


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 »


Virgil: So do me something.
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Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »


Light Cavalry Overture
Music by Franz von Suppé
Played during the first part of the race
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One for the money...not much else
17 August 2008 | by ryancmSee all my reviews

Pretty lame Martin and Lewis feature. The pair get tied up with mobsters and horse racing. Could have been better. Lots of Jerry Lewis antics and scenes are manufactured so that Jerry can do his thing. Must have been funny back when, but now his comedy seems like he's retarded and not as funny. The character he plays would have been institutionalized if any one acted that way today. But I forgot, this is a comedy "fantasy" where anything goes. Looks like a lot was left out as scenes don't match and they jump around out of order. At one point they seem to kidnap the Richard Hayden character and drive away. Later they seem to be back at the SAME HOTEL. The harem music was playing at the Hotel of the abduction, then the harem music and girls are at the place where the gangsters kidnapped two characters. Just doesn't make sense as do other editorial flaws. The color is nice, and one nice song with two attractive leading ladies. Now available on DVD and if you're a REAL Martin and Lewis fan, I guess it would be a almost must see!!!

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Release Date:

31 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Money from Home See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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