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Director  Norman Taurog
Initial DVD release  October 12, 2004 (USA)
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Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Musical
Music director  Joseph J. Lilley
Language  English
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Writer  Fred Finklehoffe, Martin Rackin
Release date  December 31, 1952 (1952-12-31)
Cast  Dean Martin (Bill Miller), Jerry Lewis (Theodore 'Ted' Rogers), Polly Bergen (Mary Turner), Marion Marshall (Genevieve 'Frecklehead' Tait), Eddie Mayehoff (Leo Lyman), Richard Erdman (Ben Bailey)
Similar movies  Birdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Aladdin, Into the Woods, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree
Tagline  A RIOTOUS MUSICAL RAMPAGE!

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The Stooge is a 1952 American comedy film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. The film was released on December 31, 1952 by Paramount.

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Plot

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In 1930, entertainer Bill Miller believes that he has the ability to become a solo performer. He and his partner Ben Bailey split up and go their separate ways. Miller fails miserably, and his manager Leo Lyman thinks it would be a good idea to perform with a "stooge." Enter Ted Rogers, who plays an accident-prone foil for Miller. Soon afterwards, Miller's act is a hit.

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Along the way, Rogers is unaware that he is the real reason the act is a success and becomes very loyal to Miller. Even though he receives no billing, he defends his "partner" when others suggest he is being taken advantage of by Miller.

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Eventually, even Miller's wife Mary is ashamed of his treatment of Rogers, going so far as to threaten him with divorce. Miller is more determined than ever to prove he can make it as a single and fires Rogers, but promptly regrets his decision as his first performance as a true solo artist flops. He addresses the audience, apologizing and admitting that the "stooge" was the true heart and soul of the act. Rogers, who is sitting in the audience, comes to his rescue by joining him onstage and the two finally become true partners.

Cast

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  • Dean Martin as Bill Miller
  • Jerry Lewis as Theodore 'Ted' Rogers
  • Polly Bergen as Mary Turner
  • Marion Marshall as Genevieve 'Frecklehead' Tait
  • Eddie Mayehoff as Leo Lyman
  • Richard Erdman as Ben Bailey
  • Frances Bavier as Mrs. Rogers
  • Production

    The Stooge was filmed between February 19 and March 24, 1951 and although it was filmed before two other Martin and Lewis films, Sailor Beware and Jumping Jacks, this film was withheld from distribution by Paramount because they were concerned about the audience's reaction to the way Martin treated Lewis in the movie. Lewis has stated that this is his favorite Martin and Lewis film.

    Home media

    The Stooge has been released twice on DVD. It was originally released on October 12, 2004. Two years later it was included on an eight-film DVD set, the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Collection: Volume One, released on October 31, 2006.

    Comic book adaptation

  • Eastern Color Movie Love #13 (February 1952)
  • References

    The Stooge Wikipedia
    The Stooge IMDbThe Stooge themoviedb.org


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