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Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder.


Dino doesn't stretch much as a nightclub singer stuck in small-town Nevada. A failed local songwriter (Walston) wants to sell some tunes but keep the lecherous singer's hands off his beautiful wife (Novak), so he convinces a local bimbo to pose as his spouse. Wilder's love of twitting bluenoses reached its apex with this sex comedy that was condemned by churches and critics alike.

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Netflix Instant Pick #7 – Kiss Me, Stupid

By Lindsey on Apr 7, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) is a very fun comedy, almost as lovable as its star, Dean Martin. Martin portrays an exaggerated version of himself: a womanizing singer named Dino (no surprise there) who gets stuck in a small town with car trouble. A local songwriting duo plots to try to get him to pick up o... Read full article

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Mack Gray: [congratulating Dino for his act] Great, Dino, you were great. They were rolling in the aisles.
Dino: Why didn't somebody take the dice away?

Polly the Pistol: Where were you?

Dino: [on a cabaret stage, pretending to be drunk] I have an amazing mother, you know. She is 85 years old and she don't need no glasses.
Dino: She drinks right out of the bottle.

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Kiss Me Stupid's theatrical release date and leading actor coincide with a fact of John Wayne's western movie, True Grit. True Grit was theatrically released on Wednesday, June 11th, 1969. One decade later, John Wayne lost his life, on Monday, June 11th, 1979.Kiss Me, Stupid's theatrical release date, Friday, December 25th, 1969, was 26 years before Dean Martin lost his life, on Wednesday, December 25th, 1995.
The role of Zelda was originally written for Marilyn Monroe.
Production began with Peter Sellers in the role of Orville. Sellers suffered a heart attack several weeks into production, so filming had to start over with Ray Walston in the role (after Tony Randall, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye and Tom Ewell were all considered).
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