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Artists and Models (1955)

Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

Herbert Baker (screenplay), Michael Davidson (play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Rick Todd
Jerry Lewis ... Eugene Fullstack
Shirley MacLaine ... Bessie Sparrowbrush
Dorothy Malone ... Abigail 'Abby' Parker
Eddie Mayehoff Eddie Mayehoff ... Mr. Murdock
Eva Gabor ... Sonia / Mrs. Curtis
Anita Ekberg ... Anita
George Winslow ... Richard Stilton (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow')
Jack Elam ... Ivan
Herbert Rudley ... Secret Service Chief Samuels
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Secret Service Agent Rogers
Richard Webb ... Secret Service Agent Peters
Alan Lee Alan Lee ... Otto
Otto Waldis ... Kurt
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1956 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Artistes et modèles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,350,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Todd's (Dean Martin's) hometown was mentioned as Steubendale. Martin's real-life birthplace was Steubenville, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Abigail 'Abby' Parker: You told him to kiss me?
Rick Todd: Lady, if I'd known he was going to kiss you, I wouldn't have sent a boy to do a man's job.
Abigail 'Abby' Parker: [slap] That's for the man. You can tell him the job's filled.
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Connections

Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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entertainment for all the family...
1 September 2011 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

One of Martin & Lewis's better films, this gaudy comedy stretches a paper-thin plot by unnecessarily stringing out a couple of Lewis's comedy sequences – the bathtub scene, and the scene in which he's accosted by an elfin-like Shirley Maclaine on the stairs in particular. Lewis moons and gurns and pulls the kind of faces that are hilarious to a six-year-old (and French people) but will leave anyone in long trousers cold. Martin looks effortlessly cool and does his bit to pad out the film by singing a few numbers. The story is rubbish, an excuse to show Maclaine and Malone in various states of modest undress to keep the dad's interested while mum swoons over Martin and the kids shriek at Lewis.


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