The Stooge (DVD)
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made 16 movies together from 1949 to 1956, and this remains one of the very best. It's the depths of the Depression in the 1930s, and vaudeville singer Bill Miller (Dean Martin) can't seem to break through to the public. Someone hits on the idea of planting a "stooge" in the audience, an accomplice with pre-planned heckles and questions as comedy relief during the act. The stooge (Jerry Lewis) soon proves more popular than the singer, which rapidly leads to friction both on and off the stage. Martin and Lewis, by far the most popular comedy team of the 1950s, reprise a lot of their nightclub material in what amounts to a vehicle for their live act (the cliche is that if you've never seen Martin and Lewis live, you've never seen them). Lots of music, dancing, and comedy figure in this Martin and Lewis classic directed by Norman Taurog.
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 99 minutes
Dimensions: 5.25" x 0.5" x 7.5"
Weight: 0.15 lbs