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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis refused to speak off-camera on final movie ‘It was so painful’


After five years at Paramount Pictures, Martin was getting fed up with scripts he felt limited him as a colourless lead in movies focused on Lewis’ comic antics.

The last straw for the crooner was when he was cropped out of a cover shoot of the duo for Look magazine.

He stuck to his movie contract but the two would get into terrible arguments, with Martin at one point telling Lewis, “You’re nothing to me but a f***ing dollar sign.”

Their 16th and final movie was 1956’s Hollywood or Bust, shot from April 16 to June 19 for a Christmas release and it was an incredibly awkward few weeks together.



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