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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

Shirley MacLaine and Dean Martin appeared in Some Came Running (1958), Ocean's 11 (1960), Career (1959), All in a Night's Work (1961), What a Way to Go! (1964), and finally in Cannonball Run II (1984), which also included their co-star in this movie, Jack Elam. See more »

Goofs

When Abigail 'Abby' Parker steps out of the shower, her legs are dry and her feet are wet. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Fullstack: Those lovely lips, those red inviting, lucious lips - like two strips of liver gleaming in the moonlight!
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Connections

Spoofs Rear Window (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Pretend
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Harry Warren
Sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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A 'modern' slapstick, I like it!
24 February 2010 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Lets face it, attempts to make a slapstick comedy, done after the '40's, can hardly be called good or successful ones. This movie however does work out surprisingly and it's one that is hard not to enjoy and will make you laugh, guaranteed. In all honesty, it's one of the most amusing comedies I have ever seen.

It's a movie filled with lots of physical humor, mostly coming from Jerry Lewis of course. This at the same time of course means that there is not much to the story but still the movie has a good script, which story provides the movie with plenty of fun and good characters and some nice comical situations. Still the movie at times feels as if it's trying to have too much story in it, which makes the movie drag a bit at times, certainly toward the end. It also makes the movie a bit overlong and it also easily could had been a shorter one had it cut out some of its lesser story lines. The movie should had focused more only on its comedy.

It's definitely not a too impressive looking movie. The movie didn't cost a lot of money to make. Not that it matters too much for the movie but its quality will probably still put off some people.

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were a screen-duo that appeared in quite a few comedies together. Lewis was there for playing the goofy characters and for adding most of the slapstick comedy of the movie, while Dean Martin was mostly there to play the pretty guy and to provide the movie with his singing skills. Kind of a strange and also unlikely duo but it worked out very well within their films. For this movie a whole bunch of other well known actors showed up. Cameos was a thing that became big and mostly popular in the '50's and lost of well known persons show up in this movie, though most of them just aren't that well known and recognizable this present day. The movie further more also features Shirley MacLaine and Eva Gabor among others in some big roles.

All in all a movie that I enjoyed watching and made me really laugh more than once.

7/10

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