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Money from Home

Money from Home

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Director: George Marshall

Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marjie Millar

     
 
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)

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Fans of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis will be amply rewarded by Money From Home, but those unconvinced that the team had any real magic will remain unconvinced by this typical offering. Anyone caught in the middle is likely to find Money moderately entertaining, a mindless little piece that unfortunately goes on a bit too long. (Even with George Marshall's fast pacing, the film begins to drag around the halfway point; the screwball chase that acts as a finale picks the pace up, but even it is a little too predictable to be as madcap as it wants to be.) As with too many films originally filmed in 3-D, there are extraneous bits meant to take advantage of the process which seem odd and out of place when viewed in 2-D. Though based on a Damon Runyon story, there's very little of the distinctive, flavorful patois associated with Runyon; dialogue instead tends toward bad puns and wordplay marked by "clever" assonance and near-rhymes (e.g. "a crocked jock and a bagged nag"). There are a couple of disposable songs mixed in, which at least provide a little variation. Martin and Lewis are thoroughly Martin and Lewis, the former easier to take than the latter, the latter harder to ignore. On the whole, Money doesn't pay off, but it has some individual sequences that are worth the gamble.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
UPC:
0844503000309
Original Release:
1953
Rating:
NR
Source:
Legend Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dean Martin Honey Talk Nelson
Jerry Lewis Virgil Yokum
Marjie Millar Phyllis Leigh
Richard Haydn Bertie Searles
Robert Strauss Seldom Seen Kid
Gerald Mohr Marshall Preston
Sheldon Leonard Jumbo Schneider
Romo Vincent The Poojah
Jack Kruschen Short Boy
Bobby Barber Actor
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Actor
Frank Mitchell Lead Pipe Louie
Jack Roberts Actor
Elizabeth Slifer Actor
Buck Young Actor
Louis Nicoletti Hot Horse Herbie
Phil Arnold Crossfire
Edward Clark Dr. Capulet, Veterinarian
Mara Corday Waitress
Pat Crowley Autumn Claypool
Harry Hayden First Judge
Grace Hayle Mrs. Sheshire, Wealthy Dog Owner
Charles Horvath Henchman
Robin Hughes Bankfair
Rex Lease Conductor
Lou Lubin Sam
Joe McTurk Hard Top Harry
Wendell Niles Announcer
Maide Norman Mattie
Richard Reeves Henchman
Ben A. Astar Manservant
Al Hill First Reporter
Frank Richards Truck Driver

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
James Allardice Screenwriter
Henry Bumstead Art Director
Daniel L. Fapp Cinematographer
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Hal Kanter Screenwriter
Warren Low Editor
Hal Pereira Art Director
Hal B. Wallis Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Money from Home
1. Titles [1:22]
2. Honey Talk [6:42]
3. Virgil [8:30]
4. The Trip Begins [4:12]
5. The Poojah [4:42]
6. Meeting Bertie [8:00]
7. Virgil the Actor [7:26]
8. Romancing Phyllis [2:29]
9. Ants Dance [4:42]
10. Virgil's Dream Girl Come True [6:02]
11. Sizing Up Honey Talk [1:55]
12. Autumn's Proposal [6:46]
13. Honey Talk Talks [4:28]
14. Winning Her Back [7:32]
15. Nobody Double Shuffles Jumbo [7:41]
16. Kidnapped [5:32]
17. The Race [11:42]

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Money from Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
night_owl More than 1 year ago
Absolutely Hilarious!!