Artists and Models (1955)

35mm film, VistaVision, “color by Technicolor”, 1.66:1
mono (Western Electric Recording), English

An American comedy film with fantasy scenes directed by Frank Tashlin.

Plot Summary

Comic book artist Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene for his latest work.


Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Copyright MCMLV [1955] by Paramount Pictures Corporation, Hal B. Willis and Joseph H. Hazen
A Paramount picture
Produced by: Hal B. Wallis
Associate Producer: Paul Nathan
Screenplay by: Frank Tashlin, Hal Kanter, Herbert Baker
Adaptation by: Don McGuire
Based on a Play by: Michael Davidson and Norman Lessing
Director of Photography: Daniel L. Fapp
Editorial Supervision: Warren Low
Music Arranged and Conducted by: Walter Scharf
Sound Recording by: Hugo Grenzbach, Gene Garvin
Costumes: Edith Head
Makeup Supervision: Wally Westmore
Special Photographic Effects: John P. Fulton
Process Photography: Farciot Edouart
Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Tambi Larsen

Dean Martin (Rick Todd)
Jerry Lewis (Eugene Fullstack)
Shirley MacLaine (Bessie Sparrowbush)
Dorothy Malone (Abigail Parker)
Eddie Mayehoff (Mr Murdock)
Eva Gabor (Sonia)
Anita Ekberg (Anita)
George “Foghorn” Winslow (Richard Stilton)
Jack Elam (Ivan)
Herbert Rudley
Richard Shannon
Richard Webb
Alan Lee
Otto Waldis

Alternative Titles

Der Agentenschreck – Austrian, West German title
Artistas e Modelos – Brazilian title
Artistas y Modelos – Chilean title
Artistes et modèles – French, French Canadian title
Artisti e modelle – Italian title
Artisti si modele – Romanian title
Artysci i modelki – Polish title
Çilgin modeller – Turkish title
Cómicos en París – Spanish title
O Jerry Lewis aristokratis – Greek re-release title
Kunstnere og modeller – Danish title
Lordoi, lorda kai filotimo – Greek title
Maler und Mädchen – Austrian West German title
Muvészpánik – Hungarian title
Oförargliga spioner – Swedish Finnish title
Pintores e Raparigas – Portuguese title
Tummen opp – Swedish title
Tummen upp – Swedish title
Vaarattomia vakoilijoita – Finnish title



  • The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis pp.18-19
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.27 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.16
  • The International Spy Guide 001 by Richard Rhys Davies p.70 – illustrated credits, note
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.17 – credits
  • Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography Volume 1 by Alan G. Fetrow p.26 – credits, review