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HOLLYWOOD OR BUST and PARDNERS starring DEAN MARTIN and JERRY LEWIS

PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOUBLE FEATURE IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS A REGION ONE (USA / Canada) DVD. IT MAY NOT PLAY ON INTERNATIONAL DISC UNITS UNLESS THEY ARE REGION-FREE.

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made their last joint film appearance in the girl-filled musical HOLLYWOOD OR BUST. The plot finds inveterate film fan Jerry making a cross-country journey to Tinseltown for the purpose of meeting his favorite screen star, the buxom Anita Ekberg (the film's title, need it be added, has a double meaning, which is de rigeur for a Frank Tashlin film). Dean goes along for the ride, hoping to expand his bankroll during a Las Vegas stopover. The boys are joined by a third traveler, an enormous Great Dane named Mr. Bascomb; along the way, the trio becomes a quartet when pretty Pat Crowley hitches a ride. The finale takes place in Hollywood, naturally, as Jerry wreaks havoc at a film studio which looks suspiciously like Paramount. All reports indicate that HOLLYWOOD OR BUST was an unhappy shoot, with Jerry Lewis behaving so obnoxiously that his friend and mentor, director Frank Tashlin, ordered him off the set and told him to go home until he learned to behave himself. Jerry must have learned his lesson from this “time out“, because he and Tashlin made several more films together. Happily, the tension between Dean and Jerry never comes across on screen, and as a result HOLLYWOOD OR BUST is a most enjoyable diversion.

PARDNERS is liberally based on the 1936 Bing Crosby film RHYTHM ON THE RANGE. Set around 1910, the film stars Lewis as the pampered son of female tycoon (the always welcome Agnes Moorehead, who would return to work with Jerry in WHO‘S MINDING THE STORE?). Yearning to return to the Wild West where his father was a famed peacekeeper, Lewis purchases a prize bull, destined for the ranch inherited by rodeo star Dean Martin. It so happens that Martin and Lewis' late fathers were "pardners", so Martin takes it upon himself to protect Lewis from the various and sundry tough hombres in the region. Through a series of plot convolutions, Lewis gains a reputation as a rootin' tootin' gunslinger (well, of course!), and in his hubris he decides to round up a gang of outlaws headed by Jeff Morrow (of THIS ISLAND EARTH fame). As a result, he nearly gets himself blown to smithereens, but Martin shows up in the nick of time to rescue Lewis and help him capture the bad guys. Lori Nelson and Jackie Loughery supply the film's romantic angle. PARDNERS ends with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis turning to the camera and promising that they'll keep on making pictures for their faithful fans; ironically, the team was breaking up even while the cameras were turning, so those films would all be solo efforts. Nevertheless, PARDNERS is a fun comedy, with both Dean and Jerry having a good time playing both their characters and their own fathers.

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