Buddy-Film Movies on YouTube

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"Buddy-Film" Movies which you can watch for free, right now, in full-length on YouTube


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Special thanks to YouTube contributor lovejoecartwright without whose persistence and competence, the great list of Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis films would not have been possible.

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin did not originate the buddy-film concept but their many films in this genre stand out as perhaps the best work of this sort to-date.

Boom Town (1940), romance drama buddy-film
    starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy,  Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr
    (Also notice Frank Morgan, more well-known today as the Wizard in the "Wizard of Oz")
    Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy become partners in an oil-drilling venture.

Pittsburgh (1942) buddy-film drama starring John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Marlene Dietrich
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 (complete)
Follows over several years the relationship between business partners John Wayne and Randolph Scott with Marlene Dietrich as Wayne's love interest.  This film ranks for me as one of the best Randolph Scott movies.

My Friend Irma (1949) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson
    "and introducing" Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
    This was the film debut of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
Set in New York City, Marie Wilson is "Irma", a completely ditzy blonde, Diana Lynn is her career-woman roommate who has her heart set on winning her rich boss as her husband.  John Lund is Marie's wheeler-dealer boyfriend who "discovers" and then tries to promote Dean Martin as a new singing sensation, while Jerry has to play second fiddle even though the two had previously been a duel-act.

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring John Lund, Corinne Calvet, Diana Lynn, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson
Follow-up on "My Friend Irma" still has Marie Wilson as the ditzy blonde and John Lund as her shyster boyfriend.  Diana Lynn as Dean Martin's love interest.

At War With The Army (1950) law-and-order buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, introducing Polly Bergen
The former nightclub partners are now enlisted in the army.

That's My Boy (1951) buddy-film drama (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey, Marion Marshall, Polly Bergen
    and introducing Eddie Mayehoff
Jerry and Dean are graduating high school.  Jerry is the illness-plagued son of a football hero and business tycoon who wants to make him to be just like himself.  Dean is the student body president, football hero and most popular boy in class.  Jerry's dad offers to pay Dean's way through college provided they room together, so Dean's abilities might rub-off on Jerry.
    Note: This is not a comedy.

Jumping Jacks (1952) law-and-order buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mona Freeman
Dean Martin is in the army while Jerry has a potentially bright future on stage.  Dean, producing a show for the army needs Jerry's help, so he convinces him to impersonate a private and sneaks him into the show.  But now through a series of misunderstandings, Jerry is stuck in the army.

Sailor Beware (1952) law-and-order buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Marion Marshall
Dean and Jerry enlist in the navy.
    This movie includes the only tap-dance routine I've seen of Dean and Jerry together.

The Stooge (1952) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall, Eddie Mayehoff
Set in New York City.  Dean Martin is a comic trying to work up an act, when he meets Jerry Lewis who makes the act work.  Dean however lets success go to his head, refusing to put Jerry's name in the credits.  Dean tries to go back to a single act and realizes that he's not funny.

Money From Home (1953) law-and-order buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marjie Millar, Pat Crowley, Richard Haydn
Jerry is a veterinary intern, Dean is his shyster cousin.  Dean is supposed to fix a race so a certain horse will win, but ends up falling in love with the horse's owner.
    This film includes the only all-white motorcycle I've ever seen.

Scared Stiff (1953) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizabeth Scott, Carmen Miranda
    (also notice Dorothy Malone)
Dean is a nightclub entertainer and Jerry is a busboy at a hotel.  Dean kisses the wrong gal and now the head of the mob is after them.  Meanwhile a woman in the same hotel is on her way to the haunted castle she just inherited.
    In one scene, Jerry in drag lip-synch's Carmen Miranda in a song-and-dance routine

The Caddy (1953) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis
Set in New York City, Dean and Jerry are entertainers.  A reporter asks them how they met and that sets up the rest of the movie.  Jerry is a golf expert who gets nervous in front of people.  Dean is a good golfer but Jerry wants to make him a pro money-maker on the golf circuit.
(Trivia: Notice Nancy Culp in a five-second cameo as "Emma" in part 7)

3 Ring Circus (1954) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Joanne Dru, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elsa Lanchester
Jerry and Dean just out of the military, join a circus, Jerry wants to become a clown.  Zsa Zsa is the egocentric and snotty trapeze artist who firstly becomes Dean's love interest.  But she leaves the circus and Dean drops her for the hidden love interest -- the female circus owner.

Living It Up (1954) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold
In order to visit New York City, Jerry pretends to have "radiation sickness" thereby earning a free sympathy tour and publicity campaign.
    This film has perhaps the wildest dance sequence that Jerry ever did.

Artists and Models (1955) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone, Eddie Mayehoff
    (also notice Eva Gabor)
Dean Martin is a painter, Jerry Lewis is an author -- both trying to break into the art world.  Dorothy Malone is a comic-book illustrator and eventually Dean's love interest. Shirley MacLaine is her roommate, and becomes Jerry's love interest, or at least makes a good effort to do so.

You're Never Too Young (1955) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Diana Lynn, Nina Foch (also notice Raymond Burr and Nancy Culp)
Set in Los Angeles.  Gangsters try to use Jerry Lewis as a stooge to carry an expensive diamond.  They miss him and then try to catch up with him on a train ride. (Nancy Culp in a five-second cameo as the mother of the naughty boy.)

Pardners (1956) buddy-film western comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow, Jackie Loughery
    (also notice Agnes Moorehead, Lon Chaney)
After Dean Martin's and Jerry Lewis' fathers are killed in an old West shoot-out, Agnes Moorehead takes her son (the baby Jerry) and moves to "the city" where she becomes fabulously wealthy.  Meanwhile Dean grows up on the ranch their father's fought to protect.  Sometime later, Dean shows up in the city, which triggers Jerry to follow him out to the ranch to learn how to be a cowboy.
    Check out that crazy all-blue cowboy outfit Jerry wears.

Hollywood or Bust (1956) buddy-film adventure comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg
In New York City, Jerry Lewis wins a car in a raffle, but shyster Dean has copies of all the tickets and also claims the car illegitimately.  The judge declares that they must share the car.  Dean tries to ditch Jerry in various ways but eventually agrees to drive cross-county to Hollywood so Jerry can meet his idol Anita Ekberg.

The Sad Sack (1957) law-and-order buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete)
    starring Jerry Lewis, David Wayne, Phyllis Kirk, Peter Lorre, Joe Mantell, Gene Evans
Jerry in the Army. Jerry messes up all his assigned tasks and keeps getting transferred.  One thing he can do well is assemble a complex piece of weaponry.

The Delicate Delinquent (1957) buddy-film comedy (playlist - complete), produced by Jerry Lewis
    starring Jerry Lewis, Darren McGavin, Martha Hyer
Jerry is mistakenly picked up by the cops as a delinquent, but the kindly-hearted cop Darren McGavin decides that he can "reform" him.  Martha Hyer as Darren's love interest, the uptown reformer who doesn't know how to deal with street kids.

From the beginning of Jerry's career, his movies revolved around a two-man relationship with Dean Martin, and could be read with elements of homo-eroticism, with any female romantic interest of Jerry's always played very light and unsubstantial.  Dean Martin however was played as such a ladies man that that element was obscured.  In The Delicate Delinquent however, the emotional bonding with Darren McGavin seems to me, much more directly encoded attraction.  Much of the dialogue can easily be read as flirtation and intimacy. Darren's love interest is downplayed and inconsequential.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) western buddy film added 4 Sep 09
    starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
    Part 1 is missing but you won't notice it.
Clint Eastwood and his buddy Eli Wallach are scamming Western towns for thousands of dollars a go. He turns in his friend for the reward, but then helps him escape.  After a double-cross however, his friend becomes his enemy and hunts him down. Meanwhile Lee Van Cleef is after a stock of hidden gold coins.  Clint is supposed to be the "Good" in this film, but the morality of all the characters is "fight, shoot and get the gold" whatever it takes.  Director Sergio Leone was trying to show the true morality of the West.
    Profanity and violence.

The Trouble With Angels (1966), buddy film comedy directed by Ida Lupino added 23 Sep 09
    starring Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, also notice Gypsy Rose Lee as Mrs Phipps
Hayley Mills is sent to a private religious school run by nuns. Rosalind Russell as Mother Superior.  Hayley gets in all sorts of trouble, while driving Rosalind crazy with her antics.
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13

Midnight Cowboy (1969) drama buddy-film
    starring Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1969, and Best Director for John Schlesinger
    Cannot find it entire on YouTube but here is the trailer
    And here is the first eight minutes
Jon Voight is the country-hick who has the odd notion that he can be a big-time gigolo in Manhattan to lonely women.  Dustin Hoffman is the street hustler who hustles but then ultimately befriends him.

The Point (1971) buddy-film adventure
    Selected as one of the Greatest Kids Films

The Sting (1973) buddy-film drama
    starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1973, Best Director for George Roy Hill
    Cannot find it entire on YouTube but here is the trailer
    Paul Newman and Robert Redford scheme to pull off one big fraud.

The Deer Hunter (1978) buddy-film drama
    starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1978, Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken, and
    Best Director for Michael Cimino
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
    Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18
    A group of buddies is affected by the Vietnam war in various sometimes horrifying ways.  Graphic violence.

Foxes (1980) coming-of-age buddy-film drama added 05 Aug 09
    starring Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid, Lois Smith, Adam Faith    
    original music composed and conducted by Giorgio Moroder
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12
    videos uploaded one year ago
A group of high-school girlfriends come-of-age with drugs, booze, sex and parental conflicts

The Last Chase (1981) science-fiction buddy film added 8 Sep 09
    starring Lee Majors, Chris Makepeace, Burgess Meredith
In the future and after a large-scale plague, the shortage of gas makes the government outlaw cars.  Lee Majors a former race-car driver decides to make one last road trip anyway.  Now being chased by Burgess Meredith in a jet plane that government has commissioned.
    This is quite a bad movie.  It's a wonder Lee's career kept going after it.  But hey, Farrah had Saturn 3

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) science-fiction buddy-film
    Selected as one of the Greatest Kids Films

The New Kids (1985) buddy-film drama added 06 Aug 09
    starring Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin, Eric Stoltz, Tom Atkins
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11
    videos uploaded one year ago
A brother and sister Shannon Presby (male) and Lori Loughlin, whose parents have just died, move to the part-farm, part-amusement park their uncle owns, and have to try to fit in at a new high school, while being terrorized by a group of juvenile hoodlums.  James Spader plays a bad guy.  This was (per IMDb) the last film Shannon made.  Extreme violence, and sexual scenes.

Rainman (1988) buddy-film
    starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1988, Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman, Best Director for Barry Levinson
    Trailer, Eight Minute Clip
Tom Cruise is a self-centered careerist who discovers that he has had an unknown brother, Dustin Hoffman, institutionalized most of his life, for whom Tom now has to care. Dustin however has a very unusual gift.

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) buddy-film comedy
    starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti Lupone, Esther Rolle
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1989, Best Actress for Jessica Tandy
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
Jessica Tandy is an old Jewish woman, Dan Aykroyd is her son who realizing that his mother can no longer drive, hires Morgan Freeman to drive her on her errands.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) fantasy adventure buddy-film
    starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

The Wizard (1989) buddy-film adventure added 05 Aug 09
    starring Fred Savage, Christian Slater, Beau Bridges
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13
Part 1 has it's audio suppressed.  If anyone has this movie and would like to fix Part 1, all you have to do is silence the song that plays, then re-load it to YouTube, and tell me the URL.
Two young brothers run-away from home and link-up with a girl who convinces them to all go together to the video game championships in Las Vegas.

Out Cold (2001) comedy buddy film added 9 Sep 09
    starring Jason London, Lee Majors, Willie Garson, Zach Galifianakis, David Koechner, Flex Alexander
    A J Cook, David Denman, Caroline Dhavernas, Derek Hamilton, Thomas Lennon, Victoria Silvstedt
A bunch of ski-buddies working at a ski mountain.  Lee Majors as a hot-shot developer who wants to buy it and turn it into a major resort.
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9

Grind (2003) comedy buddy film adventure added 18 Aug 09
    starring Mike Vogel, Vince Vieluf, Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Jennifer Morrison, Randy Quaid
    also notice.. how curious... Erin Murphy wasn't she the child "Tabitha" from Bewitched?
    Four skateboarding buddies follow their idol, trying to get noticed.

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