Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Money From Home|
Actors: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marjie Millar, Pat Crowley, Richard Haydn
A hilarious laugh-a-minute comedy starring the legendary comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. When Honey Talk Nelson s (Dean Martin) gambling debts start to mount, he enlists his veterinarian cousin Virgil (Jerry Le... more »
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Their First Film in Color
Mark Ebert | Lancaster OH | 07/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis film to be released in color. Additionally, upon the original release, it was 3D.
The film takes place in the 1920s and revolves around the racetrack (horse racing, that is). These sorts of films were popular in the 1940s and 50s and Martin and Lewis were trend setters. Like many of their previous and forthcoming works, this movie is not only loaded with humor, but music and song as well.
This marks the release of fifteen out of sixteen Martin & Lewis films on DVD. The last one we're waiting for is "Three Ring Circus". I also hope more Jerry Lewis titles are on the way, we still need: "Visit to a Small Planet", "Who's Minding the Store?", "Rock-a-Bye Baby", "Hardly Working", "Cracking Up", "Which Way to the Front", and others.
I am happy to report the quality of this DVD is excellent and licensed through Paramount."
Amusing but not their best
John Lazar | 08/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For reasons unknown (to me), Paramount's DEAN MARTIN & JERRY LEWIS COLLECTION VOLUME TWO does not include MONEY FROM HOME and 3 RING CIRCUS. Both films are among the team's lesser efforts, but it still would have been nice if they had been a part of this set. Now MONEY FROM HOME has been released as a separate disc, as per Legend Films' licensing deal with Paramount. This is good news for M&L diehards, who will want to add this title to their collection.
Originally photographed in 3-D, MONEY FROM HOME (1953), the team's first film in color, places suave Dino and screwball Jerry in the 1920s world of horseracing, Prohibition, and gangsters. While several set-pieces garner chuckles and smiles, they fail to deliver the sort of huge belly-laughs found in other Martin & Lewis pictures. One major exception is a sequence in which Jerry frantically lip-synchs to Dean's rendition of "I Only Have Eyes For You." It's a brilliant bit of pantomime. If only more passages had been up to this level.
MONEY FROM HOME is a pleasant if forgettable trifle, and if you`re already a Martin & Lewis addict, then you`ll enjoy this outing much more than an average viewer will. If the sight of Jerry masquerading as a harem girl sends you into uncontrollable hysterics, then this is a movie tailor-made for your tastes.
Kids will probably get a big kick out of this film, so if you're judging this entry as family-friendly fare, you may rate it higher than I do. However, the aforementioned MARTIN & LEWIS COLLECTION VOLUME TWO -- which contains LIVING IT UP, YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG, ARTISTS AND MODELS, PARDNERS, and HOLLYWOOD OR BUST -- provides superior examples of Dean and Jerry's brand of comedy and song.
Technically speaking, this DVD transfer is first-rate, with breathtaking color values. Paramount made some of the most visually stunning Technicolor movies of the 1950s, and this one is no exception. But there are no extras. Not even a measly theatrical trailer. If they didn't have one for MONEY FROM HOME, you'd think they would have included other Martin & Lewis trailers instead. (A trivial note: The back cover includes a shot of Dean and Jerry with Donna Reed from THE CADDY. Is there a shortage of MONEY FROM HOME photos?)
So now that MONEY FROM HOME has been released, where is 3 RING CIRCUS? I think it`s the weakest of the 16 feature films Dean and Jerry made together, but I would still like to see it on DVD.
Been waiting a long time!
P. Harris | 07/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been waiting a very long time for this movie to come out. I actually called Paramount Studios about 2 1/2 to 3 years ago to ask them if it would ever be out on dvd. The gentleman told me that around June of I think '06 it would be packaged with some other movies from Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis so to watch for it. It was advertised just as he said so my husband bought the group for me for Christmas. The package was miss-marked with the right title but wrong movie. I kept the pack anyway because I love Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movies. I just kept waiting and watching. I decided to check recently and there it was on Amazon in a single dvd. I knew Amazon would come through for me. I got the movie and loved it just as much as when I first saw it. My 13 year old loves it too. Very funny. So happy. See ya."
Check out the cover art!
R. Snyder | Milton, Pa USA | 05/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a huge fan of Martin & Lewis I was pleased to see that this movie had been released to DVD. Not sure why it wasn't included in the Martin & Lewis sets that featured all of their movies but three. The movie itself is a classic but I was disappointed in the cover art. The first mistake I noticed was on the back cover. Instead of a scene from this movie a scene from "The Caddy" was used. Also, on the front cover, I noticed the dollar bills used were not even in existance when this movie was made. Very poor graphic design if you ask me."