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Pardners (1956)

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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You'll Ride With 'Em! Shoot With 'Em! Laugh With 'Em! In The Biggest Bestest Funniest Most Musical Western Yet! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

York Pictures Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of the 1936 Bing Crosby/Martha Raye musical Rhythm on the Range. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, the gun on the right side that Dean pulls out to shoot the "THE END" sign falls out as he and Jerry fall off the wagon, and magically Dean has his gun again. 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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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Me 'n You 'n the Moon
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Dean Martin
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outdated, but OK for the kids
5 February 2002 | by PlanecrazyIkarusSee all my reviews

The plot is quite simple: Dean Martin is the rodeo riding, singing cowboy, and foreman of a ranch. Jerry Lewis is a rich kid who wants to become a real cowboy, and hence he becomes the clumsy (unwanted) sidekick of Dean Martin. Oh, and for good measure there's some bad guys trying to take over the ranch, as well...

If you expect "Cat Balou", don't watch this. This is no comedy for adults, as its slapstick humour is horrendously outdated, and the set-pieces are all too cliched. This movie is fun for kids, because it is so naive and harmless, and the violence is never serious. Also, the characters are just as simple as Stan and Ollie, just as loveable if you're a kid.

As adult, I'd recommend to grab a "Cat Balou" tape instead, for a good classic western comedy.


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