Daily Archives: August 1, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock

I guess that you could call me a fan of Alfred Hitchcock. I enjoy his films enormously and think that I have most of them in some form or another.  For the record these are the Hitchcock directed movies that I have. If I haven’t already reviewed these I hope to do so very soon.

I am currently trying to acquire Under Capricorn, whilst Dial M For Murder, Stage Fright and Suspicion are all on my most wanted list. I am not so sure about The Parradine Case or Family Plot but probably will have them in some form by the end of the year.

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Pardners

Directed by Norman Taurog
Produced by Paul Jones
Written by Mervin Houser & Jerry Davis
Starring Dean Martin
Jerry Lewis
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date July 25, 1956
Running time 91 minutes
Language English
This is the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis film where they play cowboys. I think this is one of the better Martin & Lewis comedies, perhaps because Jerry isn’t as annoying in this as he is in many of his other films (he is still annoying though!). This was of course a staple of Sunday afternoon TV back when I was a kid in the 80s thanks to Bill Collins, but I haven’t seen it for a long time.

Even though some of the songs are kinda annoying it is still a good way to waste 90 minutes.

This is the film where Dean and Jerry break the 4th wall at the end to reassure their fans that they were going to make films together for many more years. Things didn’t pan out that way of course as they would only make one more film together, Hollywood or Bust. By this time they were fighting and I guess that the public must have known about it, which is why they tried to reassure them. I do know that during Hollywood or Bust they weren’t on speaking terms.