Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kiss Me Stupid (1965) - (Dean Marin) US insert

Kiss Me Stupid (1965) - (Dean Martin) US insert

This is a 14" x 36" US insert poster for the 1965 Billy Wilder film Kiss Me Stupid from a screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond based on a play by Anna Bonacci and starring Dean Martin as Dino. Plot summary: In an unexpected detour the pop singer Dino finds himself in Climax Nevada, where he meets a pair of amateur songwriters Barney Milsap [Cliff Osmond] and Orville J. Spooner [Ray Walston]. The two invent a reason to keep Dino in town for a night so they can try to sell him some of their songs. Orville invites Dino to stay over with him and his wife Zelda [Felicia Farr]. Being compulsively possessive and jealous, Orville has second thoughts because he fears Dino will try to seduce Zelda, so he drives her out for the night and brings in a prostitute from the Belly Button Road House named Polly the Pistol [Kim Novak] to pose as his wife. In a bizarre turn of events, that night the fickle Orville tosses Dino out so he can sleep with Polly, who has also fallen for the idea of being a married woman even if just for a night. Dino goes to the Belly Button and meets Zelda, now a temporary occupant of Polly's trailer. He thinks Zelda is Polly and finds it easy to seduce her because she is already a fan; she also sells him one of Orville's songs.

Cast and crew: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Anna Bonacci, Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, Cliff Osmond, Barbara Pepper, Skip Ward, Doro Merande, Bobo Lewis, Tom Nolan, Alice Pearce, John Fiedler, Arlen Stuart, Howard McNear, Cliff Norton

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