Originally Posted by MattH.
Martin & Lewis fans would disagree, I'm sure. I like their earlier films (when they were still getting along off stage), but these films were the beginning of the end for them. They are silly fun, and I'm sure would look wonderful on Blu-ray.
Well, Artists and Models is generally ranked highly partly due to the introduction of Frank Tashlin as director, and I'd personally say it is one of their best. The Levy biography "King of Comedy" notes that there was very little trouble between the two stars during it's production, especially compared to Hollywood or Bust, which was a much more stressful picture for Tashlin.
3 Ring Circus seems to have a sort of infamy in that it is a milestone in the erosion of the duo. It went far over-budget due to both Jerry and Dean having problems with the script they were given and neither showed up for work. The set and staff layed idle for days before a compromise was reached. Still, it was overall a troubled production. Never saw it myself due to it's unusual absence on DVD.
Regarding Bob Hope's pictures, I'm surprised Paramount only released two of his features. Those could have easily been put in a boxed set like their Martin & Lewis or Elvis sets.