Saturday, August 2, 2008

SCARED STIFF - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis & Carmen Miranda (1953)

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, well, there's not much new I can say about these showbiz icons, so let's just get with it! Here's some seriously cool photos and songs from the 1953 zany classic, "Scared Stiff!"

The musical credits give you all the information you need to know!!

This movie is all about music and starts right up with Dean's act at the club!

Dorthy Malone plays the part of Rosie!! Dorthy meet Jerry before I beat the crap out of him!!

Jiggers, the cops!!!

When Jerry Lewis puts on his game face, he's really scary!!

Time to sail off into the unknown, and for all you schmaltzy Dean lovers, here's "Dino" with a classic love song!

Frank Fontaine as the obnoxious drunk on the pier would go on to have a number one record 9 years later with his "Songs I Sing On The Jackie Gleason Show" LP!! In character as Crazy Guggenheim, the non-drinking Fontaine, could barely put a sentence together, but had a smooth singing style out of character, just like Jim Nabors when he wasn't Gomer!!

My favorite thing that Jerry Lewis does, is when he stands behind some one and mimics and mocks them!! That'll get me rolling on the floor every time!!

Carmen Miranda as Carmelita Castinha performs here in her last film role, with the boys and "Bongo Bingo"! I love the countdown at the end! Defies comprehension to me!

There's no way to forget "Enchiladas", even if you try, because just like in real life, they will come back to haunt you! Listen to this at your own risk and guard your crystal!

And once again to justify the whole thing, see, there is actually a ghost!!

"Carmen's Late", so of course, Jerry has to go on for her miming to a record! He almost pulls it off, and the crowd is just weird enough not to care!

It might be her last movie, but backstage with the gang, Carmen doesn't look like she knew she was going to get this kind of send up!

Super scary sequence giving new meaning to the word 'armchair!'

Oh, it's Bob Hope and Bing Crosby!! Imagine that!!! How ironic!! And they're skeletons!!! Wow, how is that even possible or plausible? And, in the, Oh, Yeah, department, am I the only one who thinks it's hilarious that another Martin/Lewis movie made in the same year titled "The Caddy" had an actor in it whose name was Lewis Martin??? That's just weird!!!

10 comments:

Greg Goodsell said...

Jerry Lewis' best film remains THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY, in my humble opinion --

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallies, likes thanks for sharin' such a stellar blog trib for "Scared Stiff." Loves our Dino and the kid ain't bad either in this classic comedy de la spook...loves all your commentary and the wonderful pixs...never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...

Eegah!! & Tabonga! said...

I knew you'd find it, & I knew you'd dig it! We might have to stretch the genre a bit but before it's over, we should get to some Matt Helm!!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, like this is so Dinocool...loves that you knew this Dinoholic would find this wonderful Dinopost...btw, pallie have we been introduced...you apparently are at the Dinoadvantage, likes you know 'bout me...but I don't remember crossin' Dinopaths with you before dude....

dino martin peters said...

btw pallie, likes am thinkin' of postin' a link from the ol' Dinoblog to your ultra cool Dinopost...any problemos with my doin' that Dinodeed?

Eegah!! & Tabonga! said...

You know Dino, I can spot a Dinoholic a thousand miles away, and besides, remember, you left a comment here back in April when we did the write up on Dino wannabe Duke Mitchell and his partner Sammy Petrillo, and I knew at that point you were the number one fan, and that you just might check in again. Heck yeah you can always feel free to link to anything around here. Thanx for reading and writing!!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, like thanks for refreshin' my Dinomemory..and yeah that was a stellar Dinopost as well...and likes never knew 'bout those dudes before your great post...will try and create the Dinolink way Dinosoon...and likes feel free to check on the Dinoaction at the ol' Dinoblog...thanks for helpin' spread the Dinomessage of like total Dinocool...

dino martin peters said...

btw pallie, will loves to see what like ya do with the Matt Helm Dinocapers...

The King Of Cool said...

Hey there. Great blog post! Wow! This is one of my favorite of the Martin-Lewis comedies. It was actually the first movie of theirs I saw years ago. I still enjoy it. I'm a big Dean Martin fan so this blog post was right up my alley. I loved it. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

hey pallie, just did the Dinodeed..you can see the Dinoresults at http://ilovedinomartin.blogspot.com/2008/08/scared-stiff.html

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