Now here's one from a corner of movie history that has its roots in the Golden Age of Radio. Having SiriusXM satellite radio, I can listen to the Radio Classics channel where I have caught some of the My Friend Irma radio shows. I for one, being a guy, would love to see the gorgeous blonde Marie Wilson on blu.
Most notable about this film though is the introduction of Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin to the world of Hollywood movies. In fact many who saw this film believe that the now-legendary Martin & Lewis duo overshadowed the main stars in this film. You be the judge.
Oh and this week we are celebrating Jerry Lewis's 88th Birthday and he's still going strong.
My Friend Irma has seen a couple of DVD releases, most notably as a part of the eight-film DVD set, the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Collection: Volume One. If they ever re-release this set on blu, I hope they include My Friend Irma (and it's sequel, My Friend Irma Goes West).
Paramount currently holds the right. Someone please enlighten me as who which studio Paramount farms out their catalog titles to most of the time.
IMDB Movie Info
"My Friend Irma was supposed to be a straightforward adaptation of the popular radio sitcom of the same name. The film's focus therefore was supposed to be on air-headed Irma Peterson (Marie Wilson), her levelheaded roommate, Jane Stacy (Diana Lynn, taking over from the radio series' Cathy Lewis), and their various romantic misadventures. But the audience tended to ignore Irma, Jane, and the others in favor of two movie newcomers: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, cast respectively as would-be singer Steve Laird and dumb-dumb restaurant employee Seymour."