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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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The Laughs are Louder! The Songs are Bigger! They're at Their Best with Their Hands on the Trigger! (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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(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First Dean Martín western. See more »

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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 »

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Slim Mosely Jr.: [to Wade Jr] Wade Kingsley Junior? That's what they mean by a family skeleton, huh?
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Remake of Rhythm on the Range (1936) See more »

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Buckskin Beauty
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Jerry Lewis
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Even Martin & Lewis had to go out west
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Like every other comedy team, even the decidedly city-fied Martin & Lewis eventually had to put on chaps and kick up the sawdust. And like most of these mergers of western and comedy teams, it doesn't generate much entertainment. Also, it was nearly their last gasp as a partnership and the rot had set in. This is a mirthless comedy clumsily written and directed. Lewis is no longer the squawky scrawny mutant comic force from earlier---here he is chubby and annoying. Of course he plays the doofus, but magically and without cause, he becomes an adept fighter in the final fight scene. That's an example of the clumsiness of this film. Martin goes through the motions looking seriously bored. Lon Chaney Jr. is wasted---in fact he's almost an extra. Lee Van Cleef is also in the cast, but he gets only a few unimportant lines. The ending tag of the film has Martin & Lewis speaking directly to the audience---pleading with their fans to keep coming to their movies (obviously the world knowing at the time that the pair were practically falling apart). No matter: They only made one more movie after this junk, the equally second-rate 'Hollywood or Bust' (in which Martin no longer looks bored but actually angry).


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