My Friend Irma Goes West 1950 NR CC

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Singer Steve, friend Seymour and fiance Jane, along with her dizzy blonde room mate Irma, have a series of misadventures on a California-bound train and end up involved with a gang of murderous gangsters in Las Vegas.

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John Lund, Marie Wilson
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1 hour 31 minutes

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My Friend Irma Goes West

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Genres Musical, Comedy
Director Hal Walker
Starring John Lund, Marie Wilson
Supporting actors Diana Lynn, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Lloyd Corrigan, Don Porter, Harold Huber, Joseph Vitale, Charles Evans, Kenneth Tobey, Dick Stabile, Tamba the Chimp, Ivan Browning, George Bruggeman, Gordon Carveth, David Clarke, Richard Clayton, James Conaty
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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These are CLASSIC Martin and Lewis films and probably their best!
J. Snoke
Simply put, I grew up loving these movies and still love to watch them alot now-a-days.
In With The Classics!
As a Dean Martin extremist, and a Jerry Lewis fan this is a great day for me.
Paul G. Bischoff

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Randy E. Halford on November 16, 2006
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Many, many fans (myself included, of course) have been awaiting the day that Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis would get their due in an official movie DVD collection...that day has finally arrived!

All the early films are here (with only "At War With The Army" curiously missing from the line-up). It's interesting to see Dean & Jerry's movie debut in "My Friend Irma"---Dean makes an impressive showing as smooth as his singing, while Jerry looks as if he's barely graduating from high school! The film was a big hit, which was naturally followed up with a sequel, "My Friend Irma Goes West". This time around, the boys' characters were integrated firmly in the plot, gravitating toward equal billing with the cast. From that moment on, there was no stopping them.

The 2 "service" comedies here, "Sailor Beware" & "Jumping Jacks", are the most enjoyable outings of their kind since Abbott & Costello did their part for WWII a decade earlier.

My favorites? "That's My Boy", an early 1951 effort, has a good story with Jerry as the frail son of an old college sports hero (a blustery Eddie Mayhoff in a hilarious supporting role), who tries to make good with the help of current BMOC (Dean). "Sailor Beware" is gag-packed Navy fun from start to finish. "The Stooge" is a semi-autobiographical tale combining laughs and poignancy; it also proved that the boys could handle dramatic elements in their storylines as well. "Scared Stiff" goes for atmospheric chills & chuckles at a creepy Cuban estate. It even borrows elements from Bob Hope's "The Ghost Breakers" comedy (dead bodies, a creepy mansion, zombies)---even both Hope & Bing Crosby make cameos at the end of the film. Finally, "The Caddy" is one of their best, a bright, snappy comedy which starts off on the right foot with the boys performing on stage.

It's about time Paramount acknowledged these boys' contribution to entertainment. Can't wait for Volume 2!
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By J. Snoke on September 8, 2006
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I have waited years upon years for them to put "That's My Boy" out on either DVD or VHS...and here it is! This is a great collection! Jumping Jacks, The Caddy, The Stooge, That's My Boy and a whole lot more. These are CLASSIC Martin and Lewis films and probably their best! That's My Boy is about a sniveling weakling (Lewis), born to a father who was All American...Mr Jock if you will. Dean Martin on the other hand is Mr All American, and he has a father who is a sniveling weakling. Well, Jerry's father wants to make a football pro out of Jerry and asks Dean to help him along. Lots of fun in this movie. Jerry playing football and even at practice is absolutly Hilarious. The hunting scene, where Jerry and his dad go to do some really manly things is a riot. A really great flick. Looking forward to the release.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark Ebert on September 14, 2006
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Paramount Pictures has wisely released the first half of the Martin and Lewis collection. This box set features some of their most memorable movies together. "The Caddy" is a fun romp that features Dean's timeless "That's Amore". "Jumping Jacks" and "Sailor Beware" are fun service pictures of which the world rarely sees today (services films that is, not these wonderful classics). The best is "That's My Boy" an amazing comedy drama.

This, with the solo Jerry Lewis compilation from Paramount are must-haves. Must haves also include all of the Martin and Lewis pictures, and solo films, not yet on DVD, so let's hope they keep'em coming!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By joseph Corey on November 6, 2005
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I had never seen these two films probably because Dean and Jerry are mainly supporting characters - kinda like how Abbott and Costello were in "Night in the Tropics." But even with neither of them being Irma or her friend, these two films are entertaining. Jerry and Dean get to give a glimpse of their nightclub act that made them the hottest duo working.

"Goes West" is revolutionary since it deals with television and Las Vegas. My favorite part of the film is that these folks are broke, yet in 1950, they can afford a television. And television isn't treated as an enemy of cinema in the film - although we learn that movies pay much better. Also we get a glimpse of early Vegas. The boys hang out at the Flamingo's pool. What's strange is night shots where you don't see that many lights on the Strip.

It's a shame that Paramount put this out as a single DVD - thus getting very little notice. Jerry Lewis told a crowd in Philly that Paramount was coming out with a Martin-Lewis boxset in January. He didn't give anymore details. They better get the other 13 titles out soon!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Ebert on November 1, 2005
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MY FRIEND IRMA was a radio series in the 1940's and legendary Hollywood producer Hal Wallis thought the film version would be a great vehicle for up-and-coming talents Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The film was so successful that in 1950 Irma went West, with Dean and Jerry along for the ride. This launched the comedy duo into stardom and before the year was out they were headlining their own film ("At War with the Army").

Although these films are not Dean or Jerry's best work(s) I am excited about this double feature because I hope more of their great films (as a team and as individuals) will be released, we still need: "Sailor Beware", "That's My Boy", "Visit to a Small Planet", "The Geisha Boy", "Some Came Running", "Rock-a-Bye Baby", and "Who's Minding the Store", "Which Way to the Front", "Hardly Working", "Cracking Up", and "Three on a Couch" on DVD.
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