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Martin and Lewis Classics
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Martin and Lewis were an American comedy duo, comprising singer Dean Martin and comedian Jerry Lewis. They met in 1945 and debuted at Atlantic City’s 500 Club on July 25, 1946; the team lasted ten years to the day. Before they teamed up, Martin was a nightclub singer, while Lewis performed a comedy act lip-synching to records.

They performed in nightclubs, and, starting in 1949, on radio. Later they branched out into television and films. In their early radio days they performed as Martin and Lewis but later became hugely popular as Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. These full names helped them launch successful solo careers after parting.

Playlist Order:
Martin & Lewis (1949-1956)
Dean Martin (1957-1984)
Jerry Lewis (19857-1995)


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Movie: My Friend Irma ( 1949 )
A scatterbrained Brooklynite and her wheeler-dealer fiancé interfere in her level-headed roommate's love life.
Movie: My Friend Irma Goes West ( 1950 )
En route to Hollywood, singer Steve, his partner Seymour and fiancée Jane, Jane's airheaded roommate Irma, and Irma's con artist fiancé Al have a series of misadventures and end up involved with a murderous gang.
Movie: At War with the Army ( 1951 )
Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.
Movie: That's My Boy ( 1951 )
The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.
Movie: Sailor Beware ( 1952 )
Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.
Movie: Jumping Jacks ( 1952 )
Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.
Movie: The Stooge ( 1952 )
Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.
Movie: Scared Stiff ( 1953 )
Fleeing a murder charge, a busboy and a nightclub singer wind up on a spooky Caribbean island inherited by a young woman.
Movie: The Caddy ( 1953 )
Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.
Movie: Money from Home ( 1953 )
Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice veterinarian, into helping him. Of course, he doesn't tell Virgil what he is really up to. Mistaken identities are assumed, while along the way, Virgil meets a female vet and Herman falls for the owner of the horse. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware!
Movie: Living It Up ( 1954 )
An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.
Movie: 3 Ring Circus ( 1955 )
Jerry and Pete are two friends with no money, looking for some job. They finally find one as workers in a circus, but Jerry has different dreams. He wants to become a clown.
Movie: You're Never Too Young ( 1955 )
When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.
Movie: Artists and Models ( 1955 )
Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.
Movie: Pardners ( 1956 )
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.
Movie: Hollywood or Bust ( 1956 )
A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood.
Movie: Ten Thousand Bedrooms ( 1957 )
In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.
Movie: The Young Lions ( 1958 )
WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.
Movie: Some Came Running ( 1958 )
Dave Hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life.
Movie: Rio Bravo ( 1959 )
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Movie: Who Was That Lady? ( 1960 )
Ill-advised by a pal, a chemistry professor falsely claims he is an undercover FBI agent in order to cover-up his marital infidelity but his lie, although swallowed by his wife, gets him in trouble with the real FBI, the CIA and the KGB.
Movie: Ocean's 11 ( 1960 )
Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.
Movie: Career ( 1960 )
More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?
Movie: Bells Are Ringing ( 1960 )
A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.
Movie: All in a Night's Work ( 1961 )
Tony Ryder must take over his dead uncle's media empire while trying to clarify the mysterious circumstances of his death in a Palm Beach hotel room.
Movie: Ada ( 1961 )
Political drama about a honest but naive gubernatorial candidate who is manipulated by his corrupt campaign manager and is forced to temporarily cede power to his wife, a woman of integrity despite her shameful past.
Movie: Sergeants 3 ( 1962 )
Three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.
Movie: Who's Got the Action? ( 1963 )
A hunch horse-player's marriage is threatened by his betting ways; in desperation, his wife becomes his bookie.
Movie: Toys in the Attic ( 1963 )
Julian Berniers and Lily Prine have just gotten married. They have been in Chicago on business before returning to their home town of New Orleans, where they will meet with Julian's older spinster sisters, Anna and Carrie, who still live in the long time unpaid for family home. Anna and Carrie, as the elder siblings, have long kept Julian afloat during his wheeling and dealings. Julian has largely kept Lily in the dark about his activities, including the mysterious meetings he has had in New Orleans in the week prior to meeting up with Anna and Carrie. Despite losing the factory in Chicago, Julian comes bearing expensive gifts for his sisters, including paying off the house and a trip for both of them to Europe, something that they have long talked about wanting to do. Because of this money, Lily believes that her wealthy mother, Albertine Prine, may have paid Julian to marry her to get rid of her. Things change for the women in Julian's life when they learn that he has been meeting Charlotte Warkins, the two who had once dated ten years ago. While Lily believes that Julian may be having an affair with married Charlotte, Carrie, through second hand means, knows exactly what is going on between Julian and Charlotte, which is nowhere close to being an affair. Carrie, in her obsessive love for Julian, which is more than the love of a sister for a brother, decides to take matters into her own hands as a means to have Julian all for herself.
Movie: 4 for Texas ( 1963 )
Zack Thomas is a tough guy who hooks up with Joe Jarrett to open a casino.
Movie: Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? ( 1964 )
An actor playing a surgeon on a popular TV series is routinely chased by female fans, including the unhappy wives of his best pals.
Movie: Robin and the 7 Hoods ( 1964 )
In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets.
Movie: What a Way to Go! ( 1964 )
A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
Movie: Kiss Me, Stupid ( 1964 )
Jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town.
Movie: The Sons of Katie Elder ( 1965 )
Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.
Movie: Marriage on the Rocks ( 1965 )
Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake. Frank's future pop star daughter Nancy Sinatra has a featured role.
Movie: The Silencers ( 1966 )
Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.
Movie: Texas Across the River ( 1966 )
In 1845 Texas, a Louisiana belle is courted by a wanted Spanish nobleman and a Texas brawling gunrunner but her suitors' passionate duel is interrupted by the cavalry and a Comanche attack.
Movie: Murderers' Row ( 1966 )
Handsome top-secret American agent Matt Helm must recover a laser-weapons inventor who has been kidnapped by arch-villain Julian Wall.
Movie: Rough Night in Jericho ( 1967 )
A former deputy and a strong-willed widow determine to stop a ruthless town boss.
Movie: The Ambushers ( 1967 )
Secret agent Matt Helm must battle foreign spies and a rogue nation's exiled ruler in order to recover a hijacked U.S. government experimental flying saucer.
Movie: How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life ( 1968 )
When a carefree bachelor tries to get his best friend to drop his mistress and return to his wife, he finds himself with romantic problems as well.
Movie: Bandolero! ( 1968 )
Mace Bishop masquerades as a hangman in order to save his outlaw brother from the gallows, runs to Mexico chased by the Sheriff's posse and fights against Mexican bandits.
Movie: 5 Card Stud ( 1968 )
The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.
Movie: The Wrecking Crew ( 1968 )
The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him. As Matt works alone, the British send in Freya to aid Matt, but it seems that Freya causes more problems than she solves.
Movie: Airport ( 1970 )
A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Movie: Something Big ( 1971 )
A man kidnaps the wife of a cavalry commander in order to exchange her for a Gatling gun that's being sold by a gun runner.
Movie: Showdown ( 1973 )
Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.
Movie: Mr. Ricco ( 1975 )
A San Francisco attorney (Dean Martin) is hired to defend a black militant accused of murder.
Movie: Cannonball Run II ( 1984 )
The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.
Movie: The Delicate Delinquent ( 1958 )
Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
Movie: The Sad Sack ( 1957 )
Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to more mishaps. Sergeant Pulley has them shipped out to Morocco. On leave in North Africa, Bixy wanders alone into a bar, has a few Moroccan Delights, which he thinks are malted milks, and becomes convinced that exotic singer-dancer Zita is THE girl for him. To protect him, Dolan tells him some lies about Zita, and Bixby, in despair, joins the Suicide Division of the Foreign Legion. He is kidnapped by a band of Arabian plotters and, guarded by the knife-happy Abdul, is ordered to assemble a stolen American cannon. Zita learns of his plight and gets Dolan and Stan to join her in a rescue mission.
Movie: Rock-a-Bye Baby ( 1958 )
An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.
Movie: The Geisha Boy ( 1959 )
Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.
Movie: Don't Give Up the Ship ( 1959 )
John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a choice. Find the ship, or pay for it, Now! If only Prudence, to whom he just got married, could understand why he isn't there for his Honeymoon.
Movie: Visit to a Small Planet ( 1960 )
The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...
Movie: The Bellboy ( 1960 )
Mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.
Movie: Cinderfella ( 1960 )
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Cinderfella (Jerry Lewis) Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother (Dame Judith Anderson) and her two no-good sons, Maximilian (Henry Silva) and Rupert (Robert Hutton). As he slaves away for his nasty stepfamily, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Cinderfella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Meanwhile, hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charming (Anna Maria Alberghetti) who she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Cinderfella's Fairy Godfather (Ed Wynn) shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess.
Movie: The Ladies Man ( 1961 )
A clueless, recently single graduate unwittingly takes a job as a servant in a mansion inhabited by dozens of young women.
Movie: The Errand Boy ( 1961 )
A goofy paperhanger is hired to root out a financial inefficiency on a Hollywood studio lot, wreaking havoc as he goes.
Movie: It's Only Money ( 1962 )
A TV repairman dreams of being a detective and sets out to locate a missing heir.
Movie: The Nutty Professor ( 1963 )
To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.
Movie: Who's Minding the Store? ( 1963 )
Norman Phiffier works as a store clerk in a large department store. Clumsy and inept, he can't do anything right. Boy are they in trouble!
Movie: The Patsy ( 1964 )
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.
Movie: The Disorderly Orderly ( 1965 )
When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned. Dr. Jean Howard is the exasperated head of the sanitarium who almost becomes a patient after the antics of the frantic employee. When talkative patient Mrs. Fuzzibee happily and continuously relates her maladies to Jerome, he hilariously has psychosomatic symptoms that mirror those of the nutty woman. He discovers that his high school girl of his dreams, Susan Andrews has been brought to the sanitarium after a suicide attempt. He secretly pays for the destitute young woman's stay while helping to restore her confidence and self respect, much to the jealousy of his girlfriend, Julie Blair, a young and pretty nurse who has high hopes of becoming the future Mrs. Littlefield.
Movie: The Family Jewels ( 1965 )
A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.
Movie: Boeing, Boeing ( 1966 )
A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.
Movie: Three on a Couch ( 1966 )
An artist has an opportunity to go to Paris and wants to bring his fiancee along. However, she's a psychiatrist who currently has three female patients who don't like men. So, he guises himself as three different men to gauge their trust and hopefully cure them so that his fiancee can go with him.
Movie: Way... Way Out ( 1966 )
In a futuristic world, the USA decides to send a married couple of astronauts to its moon base in order to prevent any improper contact with the Soviet female cosmonauts manning the USSR moon base.
Movie: The Big Mouth ( 1967 )
While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful angler: he is in fact a mobster who has cheated his associates out of their diamonds. What does not help Gerald at all is that the other hoods are persuaded HE is the double-crosser they are supposed to have done away with. Will he get himself out of such a tight situation? He will of course, but not without a little help from Suzie, the girl he only has eyes for!
Movie: Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River ( 1968 )
An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist.
Movie: Hook, Line and Sinker ( 1969 )
Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him that he's not dying. Unfortunately, his life will eventually be ruined by his actions. So, they decide to stage his death so that his wife and family will not have to suffer for what he's done. Lewis eventually discovers that his friend, the doctor, set the entire scenario up so that he could get Lewis' wife.
Movie: Which Way to the Front? ( 1970 )
Brendan Byers III is a wealthy playboy who wants to serve his country as a soldier, but he has been classified as 4-F (Registrant not acceptable for military service). He recruits volunteers among his employees for a privately-funded mission in the Italian front of the war. Byers impersonate the German general Eric Kesselring, with the plan to order German troops to retreat and give way to advancing Allied forces. Unfortunately for Byers, the impersonation comes with complication. He has to deal with the real general's Italian mistress, while the German authorities are investigating Kesselring's involvement in the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Movie: Hardly Working ( 1980 )
In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman - all with disastrous results.
Movie: The King of Comedy ( 1982 )
Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
Movie: Cracking Up ( 1983 )
Warren Nefron is a hopeless klutz who has some of the worst luck in the world: when he tries to end it all with a foolproof suicide plan, he still manages to mess it up. In desperation, he goes to a psychiatrist to see if there is some way for him to end his troubles. As the doctor talks with him, the film cuts to a series of shorts about scenes from Nefron's life, and the lives of the people around him.
Movie: Arizona Dream ( 1993 )
A young New Yorker goes to Arizona where he finds freedom to both love and dream.
Movie: Funny Bones ( 1995 )
An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.
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