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Hollywood or Bust

1956, Comedy, 1h 34m

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Due to a scam that fell through, gambler Steve Wiley (Dean Martin) finds himself on a road trip to California with film fanatic Malcolm Smith (Jerry Lewis) and his Great Dane, Mr. Bascom. Steve is on the run from his debt to Bookie Benny (Maxie Rosenbloom), and Malcolm is trying to meet actress Anita Ekberg (Anita Ekberg). Soon, they are joined by singer Terry Roberts (Pat Crowley), who's on her way to Las Vegas. As Steve falls for Terry, he tries to figure out how to pay back his debtors.

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Dean Martin
Steve Wiley
Jerry Lewis
Malcolm Smith
Pat Crowley
Terry Roberts
Anita Ekberg
Actress Anita
Max Rosenbloom
Bookie Benny
Willard Waterman
Manager Neville
Jack McElroy
Stupid Sam
Mike Ross
Paramount Studio Gate Guard
Richard Karlan
Richard Karlan
Sammy Ross
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  • Aug 29, 2014
    The last film the boys did together is a throwaway, both of them having done 10 years of their act, so their routines were familiar to them both (and to us). Still, whether either of them would admit it by this stage (Martin reportedly told Lewis angrily once that "all you are to me is a dollar.") or not, their chemistry continued to pop. While certainly their routine is dated, a smile or two is still within their grasp as this work demonstrates. Pat Crowley and Anita Ekberg are little more than window dressing to the boys antics, and they're not bad, but in this film a Great Dane has more to do.
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