Artists and Models

Film, Comedy
Martin and Lewis play New York bohemians, sidetracked from their artistic aspirations by Lewis' obsession with comic strips, which leads into some mild satire on their dangerously violent content as well as a daft plot involving state secrets. Tashlin's splashy use of colour, and strong contributions from the female leads (including Anita Ekberg in a cameo), help to give the film its wacky, over-heated edge. There's even the suggestion that Lewis' backward manners are the result of a childhood spent reading comics - so now we know.

By: DT

Release details

Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Tashlin
Screenwriter: Frank Tashlin, Hal Kanter, Herbert Baker
Cast: Dean Martin
Jerry Lewis
Shirley MacLaine
Dorothy Malone
Eddie Mayehoff
Eva Gabor
Anita Ekberg
Jack Elam
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