Hollywood or Bust. 1956. USA. Directed by Frank Tashlin. 95 min.
Screenplay by Erna Lazarus. With Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley, Anita Ekberg. It’s hard to believe that the stars were barely speaking to each other during the making of this, their final film—and it’s a tribute to the skill of director Frank Tashlin that such a glum shoot plays like a joyous Technicolor ode to midcentury America, as Martin and Lewis set out from New York in a tail-finned convertible in pursuit of their California dreams.