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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.

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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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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$9,350,000
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When the Secret Service men are watching Rick Todd from a window across the street, one of them says it's hard to see from this rear window. This is a witty reference to the James Stewart and Grace Kelly movie Rear Window (1954) directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, wherein Stewart played a photographer laid up with a broken leg, who watches his neighbors through a camera from his window. See more »

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The water bottle in Murdock's office changes from ribbed to smooth and back between different shots. See more »

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Mrs. Muldoon: Remember, any more noise and you're going to be using the curb for a pillow.
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Referenced in The Steagle (1971) 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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The best Martin and Lewis movie!
10 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in the 90's with my mother, a huge Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis fan. To this day it is my favorite movie from their pairing. The two play roommates who sing, dance, and at one point consider getting a divorce while trying to pay the rent on their NYC flat. They have a run-in of sorts with their upstairs neighbors and of course, all hilarity ensues. One of my favorite parts of the movie, however, is Shirley MacLaine, in her second movie role. She steals scenes from Lewis every chance she gets and is simply hilarious! The scene between her and Lewis on the stairs is one of my favorite movie moments of all time! I only wish MacLaine had gotten to make more movies with Lewis; they make for a pretty funny pair on screen! Watch for the scene between Martin and the little girl on the street; its a great song with some pretty impressive dancing on both parts. A great movie to watch if you're a fan of Lewis, Martin, or MacLaine.


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