Friday, April 07, 2017

.....lecherous, heavy-drinking pop singer Dino (Dean Martin) is forced to detour through Climax, Nevada.

Hey pallies, likes here's a beau-ti-ful bonus Dino-gram  for all youse Dino-holics to enjoys and to energetically encourage and incredibly indulge all youse Dino-philes in your weekend devotion of our most most beloved Dino.  From the blog simply tagged "FUN FUN" comes a swingin' synopsis of what we consider our Dino's most swingin' of swingin' big screen epics, none other then the Dino-parody, "Kiss Me Stupid" from 1964.  It's the Dino-classic that was made long before it's time and stirred up all sorts of controversy 'pon it's release.

Likes the unknown pallie who scribed these swank scribin's does a coolly credible job of sharin' the twists and turns of the plot action, and has included (a huge reason why we desided to post this) a youtube vid of the entire flick in all it's Dino-glory as well as a quartet of awesome advert potent posters used to powerfully promote this flick.  Likes, we ain't ever remember seein' the third poster, and likes we thinks it has become our fav of the four.

So, likes sits back and drink deeply of our Dino havin' such such fun parodyin' is coolest of cool, hippest of hip, randiest of randy performin' persona.  And, likes pallies we have discovered a marvelous motherload of Dino-devotion from this pad and we are likes certain that we will be sharin' more from here very very Dino-soon!

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We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Monday, April 3, 2017

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston.

The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the play L'ora della fantasia (The Dazzling Hour) by Anna Bonacci, which had inspired Wife For a Night (Moglie per una notte, 1952), an Italian film starring Gina Lollobrigida. The comic song lyrics were written by Ira Gershwin, using some of George Gershwin's unpublished melodies.

While driving his Dual-Ghia from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, lecherous, heavy-drinking pop singer Dino (Dean Martin) is forced to detour through Climax, Nevada. There he meets the amateur songwriting team of Barney Millsap (Cliff Osmond), a gas station attendant, and piano teacher Orville J. Spooner (Ray Walston), a man easily given to jealousy. Hoping to interest Dino in their songs, Barney disables the "Italian" sports car and tells Dino he will need to remain in town until new parts arrive from Milan. (Dual-Ghia was actually an American marque, mating a Dodge frame, drivetrain, and engine with Italian coachwork.)

Orville invites Dino to stay with him and wife Zelda (Felicia Farr), but becomes concerned when he learns the singer needs to have sex every night to avoid awakening with a headache. Anxious to accommodate Dino but safeguard his marriage, Orville provokes an argument with his wife that leads to Zelda fleeing in tears. He and Barney then arrange for Polly the Pistol (Kim Novak), a waitress and prostitute at a saloon on the edge of town called the Belly Button, to pose as Orville's wife and satisfy Dino.

That evening after the three have dinner, Orville plays his tunes for Dino on the piano and Polly requests a particular song. It is one she knows he wrote for his wife when trying to persuade her to marry him. Doing so, Orville gets lost in emotion, as does Polly, who has fallen a little for the dream of a domestic life that she doesn't have. Under the influence of wine and song, Orville starts thinking of Polly as his wife and tosses Dino out. He then spends the night with Polly.

Dino seeks shelter at the Belly Button, where Zelda earlier had gone to drown her sorrows. When she became drunk and rowdy, the manager deposited her in Polly's trailer to sleep. Hearing about the talents of Polly the Pistol and declaring himself eager "to shoot it out with her," Dino goes to the trailer and finds Zelda there and mistakes her for Polly. A longtime fan, she succumbs to Dino's charms and allows him to seduce her, persuading him how perfect Orville's song would be for him at the same time.

Zelda meets Polly the next morning and figures out the trick Orville played on her. She gives Dino's money to Polly, who needs it to leave Climax and start a new life.

A few nights later, Orville is distraught knowing that Zelda intends to divorce him. Suddenly he hears Dino singing one of his songs on coast-to-coast television. He is at a total loss as to how this could have happened. He wants an explanation, but Zelda simply orders him: "Kiss me, stupid."


Dean Martin as Dino
Kim Novak as Polly the Pistol
Ray Walston as Orville Spooner
Felicia Farr as Zelda Spooner
Cliff Osmond as Barney Millsap
Barbara Pepper as Big Bertha
Doro Merande as Mrs. Pettibone
Howard McNear as Mr. Pettibone
Tommy Nolan as Johnnie Mulligan
Alice Pearce as Mrs. Mulligan
John Fiedler as Reverend Carruthers
Cliff Norton as Mack Gray
Mel Blanc as Dr. Sheldrake
Henry Gibson as Smith

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