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Never Wave at a WAC (1953) starring Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson

Never Wave at a WAC

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Never Wave at a WAC (1953) starring Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson

Never Wave at a WAC is a service comedy, focused on two young ladies who join the Women’s Army Corps. One is an entitled daughter of a senator, divorced, and joins the Army to be near her new fiancee. But she’s going to be under the command of her ex-husband. The other is a stereotypical dumb blonde, who wants to be in military intelligence.

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My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn

My Friend Irma Goes West

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My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn

buy-from-amazon The team of Martin & Lewis (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, of course) return to the screen in the sequel to their first film, My Friend Irma.This time, the ditzy blonde Irma (Marie Wilson) leads her roommate Jane Stacy (played by Diana Lynn), Jane’s fiancee Steve (Dean Martin), and her own boyfriend Seymour (Jerry Lewis) out west to try and break into the movies.  There’s a kidnapping plot, but the highlights of the film are Martin and Lewis recreating bits of their nightclub act, such as The Vagabond Song.

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My Friend Irma, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

My Friend Irma

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My Friend Irma (1949) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn

buy My Friend Irma from Amazon.com  My Friend Irma  was originally a long-running radio series, that became a pair of successful movies, the sequel being  My Friend Irma Goes West.   In this first film, the comedy team of Martin & Lewis were included as comedy relief.   However, much like Abbott and Costello‘s first movie role in One Night in the Tropics, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis‘ roles were gradually expanded – not quite stealing the show, but coming close.

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