Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

Herbert Baker (screenplay), Michael Davidson (play) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Richard 'Rick' Todd
Jerry Lewis ... Eugene Fullstack
Shirley MacLaine ... Bessie Sparrowbrush
Dorothy Malone ... Abigail 'Abby' Parker
Eddie Mayehoff Eddie Mayehoff ... Mr. Murdock
Eva Gabor ... Sonia / Mrs. Curtis
Anita Ekberg ... Anita
George Winslow ... Richard Stilton (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow')
Jack Elam ... Ivan
Herbert Rudley ... Secret Service Chief Samuels
Richard Shannon ... Secret Service Agent Rogers
Richard Webb ... Secret Service Agent Peters
Alan Lee Alan Lee ... Otto
Otto Waldis ... Kurt
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Storyline

Rick Todd and Eugene Fullstack share an apartment and have dreams for the future. Rick is an aspiring artist looking for a break. Eugene loves comic books, especially The Bat Lady series. He is so engrossed with her stories that he has nightmares and dreams of his own comic book characters. Their luck begins to change when Abby Parker is fired as the artist for the Bat Lady. Rick pitches his own comic book series and Eugene gets to meet Bessie Sparrowbrush, who, unbeknown to him, is the artist's model the Bat Lady. Rivalry and romance ensues for all four of them, with several song and dance numbers along the way. Written by garykmcd

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Dean Martin crossed his eyes while yelling, this is a signature move done by Jerry Lewis in some of his other movies. See more »

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When Rick is in the bathtub, there is a water pipe that is in the shot and then disappears and then reappears. See more »

Quotes

Rick Todd: Well, what's the rush? I never met a lady cartoonist before.
Abigail 'Abby' Parker: [Sarcastically] All lady cartoonists are extremely grateful.
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Connections

Referenced in Stars of the Silver Screen: Shirley MacLaine (2016) See more »

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Artists and Models
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Sung over the credits by Dean Martin
Reprised during the finale by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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Have fun with Dino and Jerry
21 July 2005 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Dean Martin plays an artist named Rick Todd and Jerry Lewis is his buddy Eugene Fullstack.Eugene happens to be obsessed with comic books and has very bad dreams because of those.Rick gets an idea to make a comic book from Eugene's dreams.In the same building there lives Abigail Parker (Dorothy Malone), who's the author of Eugene's favorite comic book The Bat Lady and the model Bessie Sparrowbrush (Shirley MacLaine).Rick likes Abby and Bessie likes Eugene.Eddie Mayehoff is a little weird publisher Mr Murdock.Frank Tashlin's Artists and Models (1955) is an awfully funny picture from Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.These two were magnificent together.Also other actors support the main clowns very well.Maclaine and Malone are very pretty and great actresses.Eddie Mayehoff is just hilarious as the publisher.There are also people like Eva Gabor (Zsa Zsa's sister), Anita Ekberg, Jack Elam and Kathleen Freeman.The movie is filled with great actors and funny scenes.There's one where Jerry has to keep running downstairs all the time for the telephone and Jerry on TV with many others.There are also some wonderful musical numbers, like where Shirley sings Innamorata very loud making Jerry freaked and Dean singing with the little girl.There are many scenes to remember.This movie is fifty years old (where did the time go), but it hasn't aged a bit as Jerry Lewis movies never will.Jerry never will.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1955 (USA) See more »

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Artists and Models See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,701,083 (estimated)
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Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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