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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Slim Moseley Jr. / Slim Moseley Sr.
... Wade Kingsley Jr. / Wade Kingsley Sr.
... Carol Kingsley
... Pete Rio
... Dolly Riley
... Dan Hollis / Sam Hollis
... Mrs. Matilda Kingsley
... Whitey (as Lon Chaney)
... Hawkins, the Butler
Richard Aherne ... Chauffeur
... Gus
... Carol's Cowhand
Scott Douglas ... Salvin
... Pete
... Shorty
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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 »


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1 August 1956 (USA)  »

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Where Men Are Men?  »

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$7,920,000
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1.85 : 1
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Dean Martin's and Jerry Lewis' second to last movie together. See more »

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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 »

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Wade Kingsley Jr.: Well, I tell you what we could do. We could first ...
Slim Mosely Jr.: There's no "we!" There's "me" and there's "you," and "you" I don't want to see anymore!
Wade Kingsley Jr.: Yeah, but I thought maybe even ...
Slim Mosely Jr.: Don't "thought!" It's over! Good-bye and good luck!
[walks away]
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Remake of Rhythm on the Range (1936) See more »

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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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outdated, but OK for the kids
5 February 2002 | by See 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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