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|Dean Martin Jerry Lewis Collection Volume Two |
Partners / Hollywood or Bust / Living It Up / You're Never Too Young / Artists and Models
Actors: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone, Eva Gabor
Director: Norman Taurog
Genres: Comedy, Television
LIVING IT UP: The 1954 Martin-and-Lewis romp Living It Up is an amusing remake of the 1937 comedy classic Nothing Sacred. More specifically, it is the film version of the Broadway musical Hazel Flagg, which was based on No... more »
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Mark Ebert | Lancaster OH | 03/05/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Most fans and critics agree, the last eight Martin & Lewis comedies are not the quality that the first eight are. In fact, Jerry Lewis has stated many times that he himself has never watched "Hollywood or Bust", because it is "too painful", indeed, the behind-the-scenes bickering between the two is apparent in the films.
To some degree, "Three Ring Circus" is no loss, because it is notorious for fighting between Jerry and Dean. However, "Money from Home" should certainly be avaliable, it is Dean and Jerry's first color motion picture, and only 3D.
The titles that are avaliable on this collection include fan favorites: "Artists and Models" and "Living It Up". One crtitic wrote, in ENFANTE TERRIBLE (see books) that "Rain Main" is a remake of "Hollywood or Bust". "You're Never Too Young" is my personal favorite of this bunch.
Being a completist, I certainly will be getting this set, but I would love for Paramount--and other companies--to continue releasing Jerry's solo catalogue, we still need: "Rock-a-Bye Baby", "The Geisha Boy", "Visit to a Small Planet", "Who's Minding the Store?", "Three on a Couch", "Which Way to the Front?", "Hardly Working", "Smorgasbord", and "Fight for Life"."
Great transfer quality! very good value/package!
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
these films look fabulous!! Many of them are VISTAVISION which was the absolute highest grade quality/size negative format from the 50's era.
I'm not going to deduct stars for what Isn't in this set...that's lame...this is 5 very well presented movies with many many laughs..some great songs and loads of fun...for a bit over $20? Geeez , how can you resist?
I can't explain Martin & Lewis to you ...if you don't know their work..start with volume 1 then this one..and don't avoid the Legendary Jerry set as its wonderful as well. Kids out there? Think Adam Sandler invented that character of his? watch Jerry...
and Dean is still the big brother we all wished we had..cool as heck and very protective of his idiot friend."
Why 8 movies in the first volume and only 5 in this? Where's
Philly | Philadelphia, PA United States | 04/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Where's "At War with the Army", Money from Home and Three Ring Circus?"
Kona | Emerald City | 10/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last five films made by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in the 1950s make for fine family viewing, full of outrageous silliness. Lewis always plays the loud, irrepressible big kid to Martin's smooth crooner.
My favorite of the bunch is "Hollywood or Bust," in which rich kid Jerry teams up with con artist Dean for a cross-country road trip with lots of songs, girls, and a happy ending at a movie premiere. "Living It Up" finds Jerry mistakenly diagnosed with a fatal disease; a New York newspaper brings him to the Big Apple to document his last days. Dean plays his doctor who falls for reporter Janet Leigh. In "Pardners," the boys head out west to help a gal who's trying to keep her ranch from being taken over by the bad guys. Jerry masquerades as a 12-year old to escape a diamond thief in "You're Never Too Young," and ends up hiding in a girls' school where Dean is the music teacher. In "Artists and Models," the boys are roommates; Dean is an artist and Jerry dreams about superheroes. They fall in love with Dorothy Malone and Shirley MacLaine who live upstairs.
There's nothing even remotely resembling sophistication in either plot or acting; it's all over-the-top, madcap hi-jinks that the kids are sure to enjoy. Jerry is very funny and steals all his scenes, Dean sings two or three dreamy ballads, and there's some innocent romance in each movie. A nice collection for Saturday afternoon viewing."