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George Marshall

Initial DVD release
July 1, 2008


United States




Music director
Leigh Harline


Money from Home movie poster
Damon Runyon
James Allardice

Release date
December 31, 1953 (1953-12-31)

Dean Martin
(Herman 'Honey Talk' Nelson),
Jerry Lewis
(Virgil Yokum),
Pat Crowley
(Dr. Autumn Claypool, Veterinarian),
Richard Haydn
(Bertie Searles),
Gerald Mohr
(Marshall Preston),
Robert Strauss
(Seldom Seen Kid)

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Dean and Jerry horse around in 3D

A gambler (Dean Martin) outwits gangsters with his country cousin (Jerry Lewis), who poses as a British jockey.


Money from Home movie scenes

Money From Home is a 1953 film starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The comedy was the first for the Martin and Lewis team to be shot in color and was their only film in 3-D. The picture was premiered as a special preview screening across the U.S. on New Years Eve, 1953.

Money from Home movie scenes

Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice veterinarian, into helping him. Of course, he doesn't tell Virgil what he is really up to. Mistaken identities are assumed, while along the way, Virgil meets a female vet and Herman falls for the owner of the horse. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware!


Money from Home movie scenes Joe shocks his royal friend pretending to have lost his hand to the Mouth of Truth

New York City in the 1920s is where gambler "Honey Talk" Nelson (Dean Martin) crosses paths with bookie "Jumbo" Schneider (Sheldon Leonard). Nelson has two choices, cement shoes or "fixing" a horse race in Maryland. Naturally, Nelson heads to Maryland with his cousin Virgil Yokum (Jerry Lewis) tagging along.

Money from Home movie scenes Joe and Anya on a scooter ride through Rome a ride that ends at the police station

Once in Maryland, Nelson falls for the owner (Marjie Millar) of the horse that has been chosen for the "fix". Virgil has also fallen in love, with the horses veterinarian (Pat Crowley).

Money from Home movie scenes The film is actually bookended with the same image of the Darling home In front of their London house a cluster of trees forms a Hidden Mickey

Nelson decides that love should prevail and refuses to go along with the plan. Meanwhile, an English jockey (Richard Haydn), who is to ride the horse, is prevented from performing his job by Schneiders mobsters and Yokum winds up riding the horse to victory.


The teams eleventh feature, Money from Home was the first Martin and Lewis film made in color, although they did make a color, cameo appearance in the 1952 Bob Hope and Bing Crosby film, Road to Bali. It was filmed from March 9 to May 1, 1953.

Money From Home is also the only Martin and Lewis film made in 3-D, having been shot with Technicolors 3-D camera rig, which exposed six strips of film in synchronization. It was the second and final time the rig was used. The film was also the third and last time one of the teams features was available with a Western Electric, 3-track stereophonic soundtrack. This soundtrack is now lost.

The film was premiered on New Years Eve, 1953 as a special preview in 322 theaters. Because of a technical issue at Technicolor, pairs of prints necessary for 3-D were not available, so the film was previewed in 2-D. The film went into general release in February, 1954.

Lewis received an additional on-screen credit: "Special Material in Song Numbers Staged by Jerry Lewis." It was the only time during the teams productions that Lewis received creative credit, despite co-writing and co-directing several of the pictures.


  • Dean Martin as Herman "Honey Talk" Nelson
  • Jerry Lewis as Virgil Yokum
  • Marjie Millar as Phyllis Leigh
  • Patricia "Pat" Crowley as Dr. Autumn Claypool
  • Richard Haydn as Bertie Searles
  • Robert Strauss as Seldom Seen Kid
  • Gerald Mohr as Marshall Preston
  • Sheldon Leonard as Jumbo Schneider
  • Romo Vincent as The Poojah
  • Jack Kruschen as Short Boy
  • Charles Horvath as Big Midge (billed as Charles Frank Horvath)
  • Richard Reeves as Russian Henry (billed as Richard J. Reeves)
  • Lou Lubin as Sam
  • Frank Richards as Angry Truck Driver
  • Harry Hayden as First Race Judge
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    DVD release

    After being excluded from both Paramount Pictures Martin and Lewis DVD collections, released in 2006 and 2007, Money from Home saw a single-disc DVD release on July 1, 2008.


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