Money from Home (1953)




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Frightening though the prospect may sound, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis appear in Technicolor and 3-D in the musical comedy Money from Home. Cashing in on the success of Guys and Dolls, the script is based on a Damon Runyon story. Martin plays gambler Honey Talk Nelson, whose "markers" have been called in by gangster boss Jumbo Schneider (Sheldon Leonard). In need of money in a hurry, Honey Talk tries to honey-talk his gawky assistant-veterinarian cousin Virgil Yokum (Jerry Lewis) into "fixing" the outcome of an upcoming Maryland steeplechase competition. Along the way, Virgil is forced to impersonate British jockey Bertie Searles (Richard Haydn), and also gets mixed up with a visiting Arab potentate (Romo Vincent) and his harem. Pat Crowley and Marjie Millar fulfill the leading-lady obligations, while Dean Martin gets to sing three songs, one of them co-written by Guys and Dolls composer Frank Loesser.

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Dean Martin
as Honey Talk Nelson
Jerry Lewis
as Virgil Yokum
Marjie Millar
as Phyllis Leigh
Gerald Mohr
as Preston
Jack Kruschen
as Short Boy
Joe McTurk
as Hard Top Harry
Frank Mitchell
as Lead Pipe Louie
Sam Hogan
as Society Kid
Phil Arnold
as Crossfire
Louis A. Nicoletti
as Hot Horse Herbie
Frank Richards
as Truck Driver
Grace Hayle
as Mrs. Sheshire, Wealthy Dog Owner
Edward Clark
as Dr. Capulet, Veterinarian
Mara Corday
as Waitress
Harry Hayden
as First Race Judge
Charles Horvath
as Big Midge
Henry McLemore
as Second Race Judge
Mortie Dutra
as Third Race Judge
Wendell Niles
as Race Announcer
Bobby Barber
as Bald Man in Restroom
Rex Lease
as Conductor
Al Hill
as First Reporter
Drew Cahill
as Second Reporter (
Young Buck
as (uncredited)
Jack Roberts
as (uncredited)
Robin Hughes
as Playfair, Hunt Club Ball Guest
A. Ben Astar
as Manservant
Elizabeth Slifer
as (uncredited)
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Like most comedies from the fifties, Money from Home is corny and depends on sight gags, slapstick, and a few good one-liners . . . but you find yourself getting caught up in the action.

Jan 16, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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