Dean Martin made his film debut in ‘Ten Thousand Bedrooms,’ but the film failed at the box-office. He starred in ‘The Young Lions,’ that served as his comeback.
He was hosted of ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts,’ an NBC television special show and ‘The Dean Martin Show,’ a television variety comedy series.
He starred in ‘Rio Bravo’ as Dude and the film was well-received. He bagged in a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for ‘Who Was That Lady?,’ a comedy film. He appeared in ‘The Sons of Katie Elder,’ and was also a part of ‘Bells Are Ringing,’ a stage musical comedy. He starred in ‘Airport,’ that was a hit at the box-office.
Some of his other notable films include, ‘Ocean’s 11,’ ‘The Young Lions,’ ‘The Cannonball Run,’ ‘At War with The Army,’ ‘Cannonball Run II,’ ‘Hollywood or Bust,’ ‘Toys in Attic,’ and ‘Ada,’ besides various others.
Rio Bravo tells the story of a small-town sheriff in the American West, who enlists the help of a drunk, an old man, and a young gunfighter, in his attempts to fight off a ruthless cattle baron.
Movin’ with Nancy was a television special that aired in 1967. The film features Nancy Sinatra, well-known actress and singer, in a series of musical vignettes featuring herself and other artists.
Dave Hirsh is a former writer and war veteran who returns to his hometown after many years. He is accompanied by Ginnie, a woman who is in love with him. He meets his older brother Frank, who invites him for dinner. Frank introduces him to Gwen, a teacher, to teach him French. Over time, Dave feels attracted to Gwen but unfortunately Gwen doesn’t feel the same way. Things get complicated when Dave gets involved with gangsters.
This action war drama film revolves around the lives of three soldiers fighting in the Second World War. One of them is Noah, a Jewish American man who has to deal with anti-Semitism after enlisting in the Army.
The Sons of Katie Elder is a Western film which revolves around four sons who reunite in their hometown in Texas, to attend their mother’s funeral. They soon learn that their father has gambled away the family ranch, which had led to his murder. They therefore decide to avenge his death, as well as win back the ranch.
An ambitious actor and World War II veteran, moves to New York City, as he is extremely determined to make a name for himself as a successful Broadway actor. Whether he is able to achieve this or not, forms the rest of the story.
Orville Spooner is a pianist who sends his beautiful wife Zelda away for the night since he has invited a famed singer named Dino for the night, hoping that he can impress him and sell him a song.
Julian Berniers returns to New Orleans with his young bride, Lily Prine, after his factory goes out of business. He is welcomed by his spinster sisters Carrie and Anna. Unfortunately, Carrie has incestuous desires for Julian and tricks Lily into betraying Julian. When Julian finds out the truth everybody abandons Carrie.
Ann Wilson sees her husband David, a university chemistry professor, kissing another woman and in fury seeks divorce. At the advice of his friend Mike, David lies to Ann claiming that he is an FBI officer and was working on his mission. Ann is excited, a bit too much perhaps. What follows is a series of trouble where even the FBI, the CIA and the KGB get involved.
Bo Gillis, an honest but naive gubernatorial candidate marries Ada Dallas, whom he has met shortly before his election, eventually beginning their life as the state’s first couple. But very soon, Bo finds that he is being fully controlled by his corrupt campaign manager. Things become even more complicated when Ada makes it known that she wants to be named as the new lieutenant governor.
Airport is a disaster suspense drama film which revolves around the manager of the Lincoln International Airport, who is trying his best to keep the airport open despite the fact that there is a snowstorm. Meanwhile a suicide bomber is planning to blow up an airliner in flight.
Recently paroled con artist dapper Danny Ocean, the man who believes in action, rolls out another plan. Following three rules: Not to steal from the ones who don't deserve it, play the game like you have nothing to lose and not to hurt anyone, he orchestrates the most avant-garde heist in history. Will he succeed?
An ex-lawman, Alex Flood, has taken an illegal hold over the town of Jericho, but widow Molly Lang fights to keep her stagecoach line out of his clutches. Her new employee, former deputy US marshal Dolan, tries to stay away realizing the futility of fighting Flood and his thugs. But when Flood’s men attack Molly, Dolan fights the goons and confronts Flood.
The story focuses on two friends rooming together: scatterbrained, but rather good-at-heart, Irma Peterson, and ambitious Jane Stacey, who dreams of marrying a rich man. Irma’s boyfriend is con artist Al, who also dreams of becoming rich and in a bid to make a quick bug convinces singer, Steve Laird, to give up his job and move in with Irma and Jane. Will their dream come true?
The murder of boss Big Jim Stevens leaves a void at the top. Gisborne - the one who planned Stevens' murder, takes over. But Stevens always treated Robbo like his son and wanted him to succeed him whenever the time was right. This triggers a gangland war. Jim's sophisticated and beautiful daughter, Marian Stevens, intervenes, but she has her own ulterior motives.
This romantic comedy film tells the story of a carefree bachelor who tries to get his best friend drop his mistress and be loyal to his wife, but he finds his own life filled with romantic problems.
Melvin Jones, who is allergic to cosmetics, applies for the Navy to travel in the ocean as prescribed by a doctor and befriends Al Crowthers, who has a bad knee. After they are accepted, his friends make a bet prompting Melvin to kiss the star Corinne Calvet, enraging his new girlfriend Hilda and Al, who is courting Corinne.
Paratrooper Chick Allen takes help of his former partner, nightclub entertainer Hap Smith, in organizing a revue at Fort Belding, as he wishes to impress his commanding officer. For the performance, Hap takes on identity of an ill-fated soldier, Dogface Dolan; however, as the situations compel him to continue with the impersonation, accident-prone Hap creates chaos but ends up becoming a hero.
Tony Ryder inherits his uncle’s media empire after his uncle dies while on avacation. Tony learns that his uncle was with a mysterious woman on the night he died. She is identified as Katie Robbins, a researcher working for their publication. Tony tries to get to know her and find out what she wants. But complications ensue as one thing leads to another.
The Cannonball Run is an action comedy sports film, which tells the story of a group of competitors who take part in a wild, illegal car race across America. The eccentric participants are even willing to play dirty tricks to emerge as the winner of the race.
An all American football hero, Jarring Jackson, is disappointed with his son. Although he considers Junior to be a nerdy weakling, he is not ready to give up and makes a deal with Bill Baker, who promises to turn Junior into a football star in lieu of free tuition. Junior finally makes to the college team, which followed by plenty of misadventure.
When Herman promises the mob to fix a racing horse to pay off his debts, his veterinarian cousin poses as a jockey to help him. However, things eventually go awry.
A sequel to My Friend Irma, the story shows Irma, Jane, Al, Steve and Seymour heading towards Hollywood, where Steve is supposed to have been offered a contract. But when the man turns out to be an escaped lunatic, they decide to head for Las Vegas, where Irma continues to court disasters and in the process becomes involved with a criminal gang.
Mike, Chip, and Larry are three U.S. Cavalry sergeants stationed in a Native American Territory in 1870. They join forces with former slave Jonah, who wants to become trooper, to fight a battle against a Native American chief who has united other Native Americans to destroy the invading American army.
Billy Massey and Chuck Jarvis were childhood friends until a woman came in between them. Now they stand at the opposite end of the law with Billy turning into a bank robber and Chuck a lawman. However, it does not stop them from joining forces in a final showdown against a common enemy.
Penniless ex-soldiers and friends Jerry and Pete, who are in search of work, join a circus owned by a woman. They work as assistants to trapeze artist and lion tamer. As if the trouble the two create is not enough, Jerry aspires to be a clown and he’ll do anything – wash an elephant, tame a lion, just anything, to become a clown.
An actor who plays a surgeon on a popular TV series is chased by lots of female fans, including the unhappy wives of his best friends, due to his confident onscreen persona. However, his real life is quite a mess, and he is also unsure about his impending marriage to Melissa, a gorgeous art teacher.
Mr Ricco is a crime drama film, which tells the story of Joe Ricco, a defense lawyer in San Francisco, who is hired to defend a black militant, who has been accused of murder.
Workaholic Dan Edwards fails to notice or compliment his wife Valerie after nineteen years of marriage. When they end up getting divorced on their second honeymoon in Mexico, Valerie ends up accidentally getting married to Dan’s second in command Ernie. All things are restored at the end of this comedy of errors.
A man kidnaps the wife of a cavalry commander intending to exchange her for a Gatling gun sold by a gunrunner, which he needs to rob a Mexican bandit.
Melanie, who initially suspects that her preoccupied husband, Steve Flood, is having an affair, discovers that he is losing money on horse-betting. Concocting a plan, she persuades Steve’s associate Clint to set her up as Steve’s bookie, to save his losses. Instead, Steve starts winning, which makes the syndicate boss search for the mysterious bookie, landing Melanie in a hot spot.
Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion.
Cannonball Run II is an action comedy film which revolves around an illegal cross-country race, where the participants race on various vehicles, hoping to win a million dollar prize.
Alan Baker works for his father’s artificial-fruit company and is a carefree ladies’ man who never lets anything ruin a good time. When his brother Buddy moves in with him, Alan teaches him all his tricks. But a violent confrontation with a jealous husband forces Alan to reconsider his life choices.
Melvin Byrd is a janitor at a NASA laboratory, who has been appointed by the head scientist Professor Waid, due to his excellent janitorial skills. However, he is unaware of the fact that an unknown organization is after his life.
Dean Martin Awards
|The Dean Martin Show||Best TV Star - Male||1967|
|Winner||Lifetime Achievement Award||2009|