Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston and Felicia Farr
Music: Ira & George Gershwin
In 1963 Jayne Mansfield was chosen over many other actresses to replace the recently deceased Marilyn Monroe in “Kiss Me, Stupid”, a romantic comedy co-starring Dean Martin. She turned down the role due to her pregnancy with Mariska, and was replaced by Kim Novak.
Billy Wilder’s once-controversial farce stars Dean Martin as a Las Vegas crooner who is detoured to a small Nevada town where he meets two amateur songwriters (Cliff Osmond and Ray Walston), who’ll do just about anything to get their songs sold, from sabotaging Martin’s car to hiring a local hooker to seduce him.