“We’ll be the greatest pardners, buddies, and pals!”
A wealthy wanna-be cowboy (Jerry Lewis) joins his new “pardner” (Dean Martin) in a stand-off against masked raiders who are terrorizing a Western town.
Response to Peary’s Review:
Peary admits to a childhood fondness for this fun if mediocre Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis comedy (their next-to-last together). Lewis is as nutty, juvenile, and physically dexterous as ever — though as Peary points out, he’s also genuinely quirky, adding a “touch of rebelliousness– and reckless abandon” to his character. Although a little goes a long way with Jerry Lewis, there’s no denying that he was a talented comedian in his own fashion; meanwhile, Dean Martin croons as nicely as ever.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Lewis secretly miming a story Martin is telling in the next room
- Lewis incompetently trying to roll a cigarette using Martin’s tobacco
No — though every film fanatic should see at least one Martin-and-Lewis comedy, and this may be as good a choice as any.