Hollywood or Bust Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Hollywood or Bust

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made their last joint film appearance in the girl-filled musical Hollywood or Bust. The thinnish plot finds inveterate film fan Jerry making a cross-country journey to Tinseltown for the purpose of meeting his favorite screen star, the buxom Anita Ekberg (the film’s title, need it be added, has a double meaning). Dean goes along for the ride, hoping to expand his bankroll during a Las Vegas stopover. The boys are joined by a third traveller, an enormous Great Dane named Mr. Bascomb; along the way, the trio becomes a quartet when pretty Pat Crowley hitches a ride. The finale takes place in Hollywood, naturally, as Jerry wreaks havoc at a film studio which looks suspiciously like Paramount. All reports indicate that Hollywood and Bust was an unhappy shoot, with Jerry Lewis behaving so obstreperously that director Frank Tashlin ordered him off the set and told him to go home until he learned to behave himself; to this day, Lewis cannot bring himself to watch the film. Happily, the animosity between the two stars never comes across on screen, and as a result Hollywood or Bust is a most enjoyable diversion.

Release date: Jan 1, 1956
Production Company: Paramount Pictures
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Genre: Classics,Comedy

Hollywood or Bust Caste and Crew
Director: Frank Tashlin
writer: Erna Lazarus
Dean Martin,Jerry Lewis,Pat Crowley,Anita Ekberg,Willard Waterman,Jack McElroy,Michael Ross,Frank Wilcox,Wendell Niles,Kathryn Card,Richard Karlan,Tracey Roberts,Ben Welden,Ross Westlake,Adele August,Gretchen Houser,Sandra White,Adelle August,Max ‘Slapsie Maxie’ Rosenbloom