Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 26, 1953

The Stooge (Hal Wallis; Paramount) is the seventh and most subdued of the movies ground out in the last three years by the zany comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.* Stressing story instead of unadulterated slapstick, The Stooge plays it for chuckles rather than belly laughs. Dean is a song & dance man with an accordion and a swelled head, who is only a dim light on the Great White Way until lame-brained Jerry becomes his comic foil.

Co-authored by onetime Stooge Sid Silvers, the picture affords a few good glimpses of behind-the-scenes vaudeville activities. It also gives Dean Martin...