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« on: June 24, 2017, 08:28:27 AM »

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Almost a buckskin beauty.

Pardners is the 15th of the 16 feature length pictures that Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis made together. It'a a reworking of the 1936 Bing Crosby film, Rhythm On The Range, which just like this remake was directed by Norman Taurog. Plot sees the comedy duo playing sons of one time wild west partners. Brought together by accident 25 years later, the boys head out west and get into all sorts of scrapes; with Jerry even becoming sheriff! It was inevitable that Martin & Lewis would end up out west playing cowboys since all the comedy duos do it. The timing here was perfect since the 50s was the most prolific decade for the genre. On the list of their collaborations Pardners probably sits some where in the middle, it's a safe mix of songs and buffoonery, with pretty girls represented by Jackie Loughery & Lori Nelson. It's a VistaVision/Technicolor production and songs featured are "Me 'n You 'n the Moon," "The Wind! The Wind!" "Buckskin Beauty" and "Pardners," (music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn).

Safe & colourful comedy fare for fans of the successful duo. 7/10

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 12:11:54 PM »

I saw it exactly in 1980 and the only laughing I got was when Lewis got punched through the wood. For the rest quite dull.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 06:22:20 AM »

I saw it exactly in 1980 and the only laughing I got was when Lewis got punched through the wood. For the rest quite dull.

Helps to be a Lewis fan, of which I am - well in the main that is! He's one of those, where there's no middle ground for most people, take him or leave him, it's either a definite yay or nay.

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 03:09:39 AM »

I rated this 6/10 recently on IMDb after seeing four Martin and Lewis 1950s comedies. The musical interludes in 'Pardners' are nice.

I agree that Jerry Lewis is a marmite actor. I can just about cope with his screen indulgences.

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 01:18:48 AM »

This is the LEONE board and nobody mentions that Lee van Cleef is in it Smiley.

Not half as good as the previous one, ARTISTS AND MODELS,
but a nice film anyway. The closing song PARDNERS is a bit sad,
knowing that by then they were barely on speaking terms.




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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 01:02:11 PM »


Not half as good as the previous one, ARTISTS AND MODELS,
but a nice film anyway. The closing song PARDNERS is a bit sad,
knowing that by then they were barely on speaking terms.

Totally agree, it's my favourite from the duo and one of my go-to movies when I'm really blue. It's a live action cartoon.  Hollywood or Bust  is just a touch behind it, with both films showing them bringing their "A" game.












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