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Artists and Models (1955)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 7 November 1955 (USA)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... 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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artistes et modèles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The spaceship model seen in the foreign experimental laboratory was a leftover miniature from Paramount Pictures' Conquest of Space (1955). See more »

Goofs

When Rick is painting the lips on the billboard, he looks down to answer his boss, and when he looks back the lips are fully painted. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Muldoon: Remember, any more noise and you're going to be using the curb for a pillow.
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Soundtracks

Innamorata (Sweetheart)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Sung by Dean Martin
Reprised (in a comedy treatment) by Shirley MacLaine
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Did Anne Bancroft have a cameo role?
9 June 2005 | by btdroflet38See all my reviews

A crazy film for devotees of the super-hero comic book. Shirley MacLaine was both wacky and alluring as Bessie, who is the inspiration of the Bat-Lady, a character of the comic book which Dorothy Malone draws(?) Jerry is his usual self, while Dean Martin turns up a one-note performance as the typecast Lothario who tries to romance Dorothy who at first would have nothing to do with him. Eva Gabor(before Green Acres), cast as the seductress who tries to worm spy secrets out of Jerry is excellent.

I remember seeing the movie years ago and there was a scene where Jerry paints faces and puts little dresses on the knees of a young blonde actress in one scene. The actress bared a slight resemblance to Anne Bancroft. Is this correct?

Brian T


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