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Pardners (1956)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Music | 1 August 1956 (USA)
A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Sidney Sheldon (screenplay), Jerry Davis (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... Slim Moseley Jr. / Slim Moseley Sr.
Jerry Lewis ... Wade Kingsley Jr. / Wade Kingsley Sr.
Lori Nelson ... Carol Kingsley
Jeff Morrow ... Pete Rio
Jackie Loughery ... Dolly Riley
John Baragrey ... Dan Hollis / Sam Hollis
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Matilda Kingsley
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Whitey (as Lon Chaney)
Milton Frome ... Hawkins, the Butler
Richard Aherne Richard Aherne ... Chauffeur
Lee Van Cleef ... Gus
Stuart Randall ... Carol's Cowhand
Scott Douglas Scott Douglas ... Salvin
Jack Elam ... Pete
Bob Steele ... Shorty
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Storyline

Martin and Lewis are sons of former ranch partners. Lewis, raised by his millionaire mother, follows visiting Martin back to the old West to learn how to be a cowboy. The ranch where Martin is foreman is in financial trouble, and with Lewis's unorthodox help, the good guys win out. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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All hilarity breaks loose 'neath that old western sky in the biggest fun round-up since "Paleface"! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Men Are Men? See more »

Filming Locations:

Old Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,920,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First Dean Martín western. See more »

Goofs

As Dean rescues Jerry in the doorway of the train after it leaves New York, cars from the 1950s, not 1910, are visible in the rail yard in the stock footage background. See more »

Quotes

Slim Mosely Jr.: [to Wade Jr] Wade Kingsley Junior? That's what they mean by a family skeleton, huh?
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Connections

Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Pardners
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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Martin and Lewis go west
3 June 2008 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Martin and Lewis are seen as old men in the beginning of the film.They are these ranch partners who are brutally murdered.Their sons ought to revenge for their death.In 1910 their sons are fully grown men, at least Martin's character Slim Mosely Jr. is.Lewis' Wade Kingsley Jr. is a rich momma's boy.But together they head back for the old west where they meet a gang of outlaws called "masked raiders".Norman Taurog is the director and Sidney Sheldon is behind the screenplay of Pardners (1956).It's a western comedy that stars the comedy team Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.Actually this was the second last picture they made together before their break-up.The collaboration between them still works even though this isn't the best picture they did together.But still pretty funny.Just watch Jerry Lewis learn how to be a real cowboy.And how he's in the saloon acting tougher than he actually is.The rest of the cast does good job, too.Lori Nelson plays Carol Kingsley.Agnes Moorehead is Mrs.Matilda Kingsley.Jeff Morrow plays Pete Rio and John Baragrey is Dan/Sam Hollis.Lon Chaney Jr. is Whitey.Lee Van Cleef plays Gus while Jack Elam is Pete.I became an admirer of Jerry Lewis movies, with and without Dean 10 years ago.They showed all these great and funny movies during the summer that made me laugh.Lewis and Martin worked great together.Just like Laurel and Hardy did, or Hope and Crosby and the Marx brothers.What ever happened to great comedy teams?


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