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      Scared Stiff

      1953, Musical/Comedy, 1h 48m

      7 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Accident-prone busboy Myron Mertz (Jerry Lewis) and his suave nightclub-crooner pal, Larry Todd (Dean Martin), get caught up in both a gangland slaying and a mystery involving the comely Mary Carroll (Lizabeth Scott). She has just inherited an island castle off the coast of Cuba that her lawyer, Cortega (George Dolenz), insists is overrun with ghosts and zombies. Attempting to save Mary from a mysterious stranger who wants her dead, Myron and Larry sail with her to Cuba.

      Cast & Crew

      Dean Martin
      Jerry Lewis
      Lizabeth Scott
      Carmen Miranda
      George Dolenz
      William Ching
      Paul Marion
      Tom Powers
      Hugh Sanders
      Frank Fontaine
      Bob Hope
      Bing Crosby
      Joseph H. Hazen
      Mack David
      Jerry Livingston
      Leith Stevens
      Van Cleave
      Ernest Laszlo
      Warren Low

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      • Feb 07, 2009

        <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/scared-stiff-11934442"><img src="http://content8.flixster.com/photo/11/93/44/11934442_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Scared Stiff</a> </div></div> I had forgotten about this one. This was almost as good a spook comedy as anything by Abbott and Costello. Some really good sets, and an hilarious cameo homage to Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. I notice that in the days before air conditioning, nobody is portrayed as sweating in the Carribean, despite being dressed rather snuggly for the climate. Some great gags, however. Lewis receives a lot of criticism. Often overlooked is the fact that he is a superb and accomplished physical comedian, which is as evident in this picture as any. I suppose that such things go largely unappreciated these days, when everyone is more interested in break dancing and learning how to "moon walk." The physical abilities of entertainers such as Harold Lloyd, Robin Williams, Jerry Lewis, even Patrick Swayze, are far more impressive.

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