Dean Martin Double from Sony in December

Herb Kane

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Throughout his long career, with a cocktail in one hand and a cigarette
in the other, Dean Martin was the iconic epitome of the carefree, smooth
operator. On December 12, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates
the multi-talented Martin with the DVD debut of The Dean Martin Double
Feature including Who Was That Lady?, co-starring Tony Curtis and Janet
Leigh and How to Save a Marriage (and Ruin Your Life),

co-starring Stella Stevens. Dino uses his inimitable style to
demonstrate what made the '60s swing with these wacky comedies of
marital mix-ups.



In Who Was That Lady?, Martin stars opposite real-life husband and wife
Tony Curtis (Some Like it Hot, Don't Make Waves) and Janet Leigh (Touch
of Evil, Psycho). Curtis enlists the help of his friend Martin when his
wife (Leigh) demands a divorce after catching him kissing one of his
students. The guys cook up a cover story that Curtis is working
undercover for the FBI, and that the kiss was part of a sting to catch a
spy. The gullible Leigh buys the wild fabrication and later, unwittingly
touches off a melee that is filmed by TV news crews. Some real Russian
spies assume Curtis really is an FBI agent, and kidnap the trio, which
kick starts a series of madcap plot twists. Directed by George Sidney
(Annie Get Your Gun, Bye Bye Birdie), the film also stars Barbara
Nichols (Sweet Smell of Success, Pal Joey), Larry Storch (TV's "F
Troop") and Joi Lansing (TV's "The Beverly Hillbillies").



Martin also headlines the bedroom farce How to Save a Marriage (and Ruin
Your Life). Single, swinging lawyer David Sloane (Martin) tries to
circumvent his friend Harry's (Eli Wallach from Baby Doll and The
Misfits) extramarital affair by romancing his secretary, Carol (Stella
Stevens from The Nutty Professor and The Poseidon Adventure). However,
David has seduced the wrong woman; Harry has actually been fooling
around with Muriel (Anne Jackson from Lovers and Other Strangers). When
David tells Harry that he's stolen his mistress, Harry isn't sure what's
going on, but the message has the intended effect, and Harry patches
things up with his wife Mary (Katherine Bard). But when Carol and Muriel
compare notes, they decide that something is fishy, and the two draw up
a series of demands - Muriel insists that Harry leave Mary and marry
her, while Carol wants David to make it legal with her. Directed by
Fielder Cook (TV's "The Member of the Wedding"), the film also stars
Jack Albertson (Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, TV's "Chico and
the Man") and Shelley Morrison (TV's "Will & Grace").
 

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The age old Sony related question arises, "Will both films be properly letterboxed?"
 

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