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New York op Stelten (1954)

Living It Up (original title)
An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Jack Rose (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Dr. Steve Harris
Jerry Lewis ... Homer Flagg
Janet Leigh ... Wally Cook
Edward Arnold ... The Mayor
Fred Clark ... Oliver Stone
Sheree North ... Sheree North - Jitterbug Dancer
Sammy White Sammy White ... Waiter
Sid Tomack Sid Tomack ... Master of Ceremonies
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Emile Egelhofer
Richard Loo ... Dr. Lee
Raymond Greenleaf ... Conductor
Walter Baldwin ... Isaiah Jackson
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Man
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Storyline

Pretty Wally Cook, a reporter for the New York Chronicle convinces her editor to let her do a series of articles on Homer Flagg, a young man from New Mexico who is believed to be dying as a result of radioactive poisoning. Before she arrives out west, Homer learns from his doctor that the diagnosis was a mistake and he's perfectly healthy. That doesn't stop them from accepting Wally's offer of an all- expenses paid trip to New York. Everyone in New York takes pity on Homer, while Homer and his doctor try to keep up their pretense. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

THEY'RE LAFFIN' IT UP! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1955 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

New York op Stelten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The working title, as of October 1953, was "Great to be Alive". See more »

Goofs

When Dean Martin is singing and playing guitar in his physician office, he is holding an acoustic guitar. His fingerings do not match the music and the sound is that of an electric guitar, not an acoustic guitar. See more »

Quotes

Homer Flagg: [to Dr. Harris as he sees a skeleton in his office closet] You probably thought nothing was wrong with him either!
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Connections

Remake of Niets is heilig (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Sung by Dean Martin
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Watch for Rodney Dangerfield
9 May 2008 | by jaynaySee all my reviews

I've seen this movie many times over the last 40 years and I noticed that during the scene where they're bringing all the food "Homer" ordered to the suite, the first waiter to enter the room is Rodney Dangerfield. Unfortunately, he is not listed in the credits and I have submitted this to the IMDb database managers. I'd like someone else to look closely at that scene to make sure I'm not crazy. I know that to add the credit they need some concrete evidence, like a cast list or contract or anecdotal evidence from Rodney himself, who is no longer with us, but I'm pretty sure it's him.

As for the film, overall, it's a typical silly Martin/Lewis film. Full of Jerry's mugging and Dean's singing and charm. Some good gags, especially the light bulb bombing of Fred Clark.

I give it a 7 of 10.


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