Thursday, September 29, 2016

" If you're new to Dino, this is the best place to start your collection."

Hey pallies, likes here at our humble little Dino-pad we tries to say what we means and means what we say.  Well, likes yester-Dino-day in our blog post accentin' Mr. Right Wing's Dino-devotion from his blog  "Vox Pop Music Album Guides - A blog to promote the definitive , most comprehensive, guide to popular music," we made this Dino-promise, "we sez, Mr. Wing if you keeps scribin' more Dino-devotion, we promise to keeps sharin' it with all the pallies gathered 'round the ilovedinomartin waterin' hole."

Well, after scribin' that, we decided to check Wing's blog to see if, by chance, we had happened to miss any Dino-action, and likes we did!  So, here today is more swank' scribin' of yet 'nother Dino-al-b-um review by this obvious devotee of our one and only Dino.  The post that we somehow missed is tagged "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart – DEAN MARTIN."  Likes we always have deeply dug the cover of the showin' our very mod Dino with open shirt and scarf 'round his neck.

'gain Mr. Right Wing has assembled a number of excellent examples of  devotee's reflections on this al-b-um of Dino-croons.  We were particularly struck by this reviewer cool comment that we have used to tag this particular post... " If you're new to Dino, this is the best place to start your collection."
We also note that one of the swank songs on this disc has been mentions by both our Danny-o and Miss Always On Watch recently in patter here at ilovedinomartin.

Once 'gain we thanks Mr. Right Wing and his blog "Vox Pop Music Album Guides - A blog to promote the definitive , most comprehensive, guide to popular music" for sharin' 'nother Dino-croonin' review that brings more honor and glory to our most honorable and glorious King of Cool.
To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Door Is Still Open To My Heart – DEAN MARTIN***



The Door Is Still Open To My Heart/We’ll Sing In The Sunshine/I’m Gonna Change Everything/The Middle Of The Night Is My Cryin’ Time/Every Minute Every Hour/Clinging Vine/In The Misty Moonlight/Always Together/My Sugar’s Gone/You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You/Take Me/So Long Baby

Crooner Dean Martin was on a roll in 1964 as he scored his third US top twenty album hit with The Door Is Still Open To My Heart. Unfortunately, it contains some recycled tracks from earlier albums. The title song was a No. 6 US hit single. (US:9)

"The Door comes from a period when Reprise was still scrambling to keep up with the demand for Martin product deriving from his comeback hit, Everybody Loves Somebody. The album is a catchall, even containing some songs recycled from Dean 'Tex' Martin Rides Again."

"The Door Is Still Open finds Dean making wonderful music on the title track, not to mention his take on a popular song of the day, We'll Sing In The Sunshine which seems tailor made to fit his easy swingin' approach. The 'sing-a-long' motif behind the country-tinged Clinging Vine is classic Dean; as is the tender yet driving ballad Always Together."

"The Door Is Still Open To My Heart has a few hits and a lot of fillers, and a few songs from the country albums of 1963. The pleasant surprise is We'll Sing In The Sunshine."

"This album is one of Dino's very best at Reprise, perhaps even of his entire career. Dean sings each and every song in his own unmistakable style and makes you feel that you've never heard them before he crooned them. Not a weak track anywhere on the album. If you're new to Dino, this is the best place to start your collection."

"This is Dean doing what he does best, he takes other artist's songs and stamps his own interpretation on them, as in I'm Gonna Change Everything, Clingin' Vine. I recommend this item without hesitation."

"The Door is one of Dean Martin's best songs. I love the lyrics and singers. It is the perfect arrangement."

Posted by Mr Right Wing at 10:32

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

On This Day In Dino-history: September 28, 1949

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Hey pallies, likes only ;cause our great pallies at the blog search engine "Twingly" got our attentionado are we able to offer you yet 'nother important date in all of Dino-history!  Moments 'go as we were diggin' through the last 24 hours of Dino-related posts shared by "Twingly" we were lovin'ly led to the fun fun blog "Dr. Caligari's Cabinet," from which we have shared Dino-devotion before, where blogger Kevin shared the followin' Dino-historical note.

Likes it was on this day, September 28, 1949 that our most beloved Dino and his post beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis, have this first big screen flick, "My Friend Irma," premier in New York City.  A very important day for Dino-sure, 'cause it was on this very day 67 years 'go that our amazin' Dino first was seen on the silver screen, and as they say, the rest is Dino-history. As youse Dino-holics know Martin and Lewis went on to make 15 more movies in there cool career together.

We are awesomely appreciative of Kev's efforts to get this delightful day in Dino-history shared and thus remembered and revered by Dino-devotees all over the globe.  It is also very very cool that Kev has also posted the youtube vid of the entire flick for all our Dino-viewin' pleasure.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

September 28, 1949 -
The first of the 12 films Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis madeMy Friend Irmapremiered in New York City on this date.



Based on the popular radio program, Marie Wilson (Irma), Hans Conried (Prof. Kropotkin), and Gloria Gordon (Mrs. O'Reilly) reprise their radio roles. Conried replaced Felix Bressart, who was cast in the film but died during production. 

"The thing with Dean is that sometimes less is more."

Hey pallies, likes August 3-6 of this year we were deeply delighted to share a quartet of excellent efforts accentin' some of our Dino's rave record al-b-ums from the Brit blog tagged  "Vox Pop Music Album Guides - A blog to promote the definitive , most comprehensive, guide to popular music" where a unnamed blogger who tags himself "Mr Right Wing" powerfully pontificates on all thin's vinyl.

Likes today we are pleased as punch to return for a fifth  helpin' of Dino-reviews, this time 'round fabulously focusin' on our Dino's swingin' al-b-um,"DEAN MARTIN HITS AGAIN."  Before we share a few thoughts on Mr. Right Wing's most current Dino-contribution, let's share with all youse Dino-holic's where you can find our past  posts from Mr. Wing.  They are located  HERE,  and HERE and   HERE and  HERE!

Each post that Mr. Right Wing shares includes wise words from a number of folks who have enjoyed the particular Dino-disc.  This time 'round we are once 'gain in absolute awe of the veritable variety of touchin' thoughts on "DEAN MARTIN HITS AGAIN," but, likes the one that we greatly grooves on the mostest is the one that we partially included as the tag of this here Dino-post..."The thing with Dean is that sometimes less is more. These lesser known songs are some of my favourites. So over all, this LP delivers the Dean Martin goods."

Likes, we coulda shares more, but, then there wouldn't anythin' for all youse Dino-philes to digs, so just read on pallies for mucho Dino-readin' pleasure.  Once 'gain we salute Mr. Ring Wing for liftin' up 'nother remarkable recordin' from our most most beloved Dino and we sez, Mr. Wing if you keeps scribin' more Dino-devotion, we promise to keeps sharin' it with all the pallies gathered 'round the ilovedinomartin waterin' hole.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Hits Again – DEAN MARTIN***



You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You/I’ll Hold You In My Heart/Have A Heart/My Heart Is An Open Book/ You’ll Always Be The One I Love/Send Me The Pillow You Dream On/In The Chapel In The Moonlight/Send Me Some Lovin’/Wedding Bells/I’ll Be Seeing You

Dino continued his mid sixties winning streak with Dean Martin Hits Again, although the title is rather a misnomer as the album contained no major hit single. (US:13)

"Producer Jimmy Bowen had conceived the idea of doing a 1950s style rock & roll arrangement of Everybody Loves Somebody in 1964 and thus fostered Martin's musical comeback. On Hits Again in early 1965, he and arranger Ernie Freeman cloned that sound over and over, from the 4/4 beat and the piano triplets to the swooping strings and the vocal chorus. The ever-versatile Martin seemed to be at home no matter what the backing."

"Dean Martin Hits Again seems to be a quickie. One gets the feeling that the wine was pouring a little to hard on these sessions. Try to figure out how many songs are moulded on the first track. Three songs in a row have the same word in the title and this is not a concept LP."

"It doesn't get any better than this for Dean Martin fans. Hits Again is for romance and candlelight."

"This is a wonderful, excellent recording of some of Dean's great songs. It truly is worth owning and having this marvellous group of songs to listen to."

"Well, Dean Martin is one of those singers that, with each new song heard, continues to amaze me. He sits in a very short list of singers that I would class as the best. The continued love for the music is maintained with this album."

"I personally find some of Dean's Reprise records to be the most well crafted (production wise) of all time, and Dean helps them to soar. He was such a terrific singer, and had the nicest voice."

"The thing with Dean is that sometimes less is more. These lesser known songs are some of my favourites. So over all, this LP delivers the Dean Martin goods."

Posted by Mr Right Wing at 08:52

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

“If we ever develop an Olympic drinking team, [Dean’s] gonna be the coach.”

Hey pallies, likes we loves bein' supremely surprised just where our most beloved Dino will turn up next on the ol' world wide web.  Likes today we takes you to the fiduciary pad YAHOO! FINANCE for some  deeply delightful Dino-action.  Now, likes youse woulda thinks the post below woulda probably accent our Dino's powerful prowess with amassin' a fabulous fortune seein' how this yahoo site is 'bout finance.....but likes  au contraire pallies!

From the pages of YAHOO FINANCE comes Mr. Tony Sachs' Robb Report tagged "History's Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin."  Likes we ain't certain how the world of finance figures in the work of drinkin', but we are pleased as punch to share Mr. Sachs' potent prose rememberin' one of  our Dino's trademarks.....an ever present liquid libation in hand.  Truly truly Tony has a way with words and paints many many fun images of our Dino with winsome words....two of our favs are:
      "Dean Martin was a walking, talking, singing advertisement for getting soused." and,
      "He was a one-man cocktail party."

Likes our most fav reference is a quotation quipped by our main man's main pallie, Mr. Frank Sinatra...and one that we ain't ever remember readin' before...“If we ever develop an Olympic drinking team, [Dean’s] gonna be the coach.”  Don't that sound likes a one-liner ad lib that woulda comes out of the mouth of our ever lovin' Dino?!?!?!?!  We coulda goes on and on 'bout this fun frolic into the land of Dino-drinkin', but likes there won't be anythin' more for all youse Dino-holics to drink deeply of...so likes read on pallies!

We thank Mr. Tony Sachs of the Robb Report and all the pallies at YAHOO FINANCE for such an energetic entertainin' look at our King of Cool's devotion to drink.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


History’s Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin

Robb Report

Tony Sachs

August 24, 2016

History’s Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin

History’s Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin

With his dark good looks, mellifluous voice, hilarious one-liners, and ever-present rocks glass, Dean Martin was a walking, talking, singing advertisement for getting soused. He was a one-man cocktail party, and all of the United States was invited to pour a stiff one and join in the fun. And during his heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, it sometimes seemed as though everyone did.

Some, including Martin’s son, said it was really apple juice in the rocks glasses Dean Martin brought onstage. Others begged to differ, including his singing and drinking buddy Frank Sinatra, who said, “If we ever develop an Olympic drinking team, [Dean’s] gonna be the coach.” But how much Martin actually drank is beside the point. He always seemed bombed, and that was what mattered.

Dean Martin got his start as the straight man for Jerry Lewis—they were the most popular comedy act in the country in the early and mid ’50s. After they split up, Martin became a full-time crooner and developed the drunk act to go with it. He was never that interested in actually singing during his loose, haphazard Vegas shows and TV appearances, preferring to extol the virtues of drinking and drunkenness—while knocking back a few himself, of course. “I don’t drink anymore,” he’d say. “I freeze it now, and eat it like a popsicle.” Or “You’re not really drunk if you can lay on the floor without holding on.” And even “I feel sorry for you people who don’t drink, because when you wake up in the morning, that’s as good as you’re gonna feel all day.”

Martin was one of the top draws in Las Vegas for decades, and The Dean Martin Show was a TV-ratings giant for most of its nine seasons, starting in 1965. Sinatra went down in history as the greater artist; Martin’s records haven’t passed the test of time nearly as well. But no less a legend than Elvis Presley claimed Martin as a vocal influence. And as for his drinking, a generation of inebriated game-show panelists and talk-show guests owe him a debt of gratitude. Getting tipsy has always been one of the perks of adulthood, but nobody before or since Dean Martin ever made it look so cool.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Martin is remembered for his smooth baritone voice (his records tended to go gold), his boozy insouciance, and his devil-may-care approach to life.

Hey pallies, likes who among us totally-sold-out-to-Dino 'holics can ever ever get's 'nough of the intense incredible idolizin' of our most beloved Dino?!?!?!?!?!  None, we woulda dare say!  So we are deeply delighted to share this Dino-day a somewhat "short but sweet" beautiful bit of Dino-adulation from the new-to-ilovedinomartin  blog site "memorable tv."

This all TV blog site has a section tagged "Idols" and recently, no suprise to all of us who name the name of our Dino, honored our most beloved Dino with a poetic postin' of prose and pixs.  There are some of the main standard facts and figures on our main man, and found ourselves most delighted by the statements that we have chosen to title this Dino-message:  "Martin is remembered for his smooth baritone voice (his records tended to go gold), his boozy insouciance, and his devil-may-care approach to life."  Likes all very true Dino-statements for sure!

And, likes we thought these folks did a wonderful job of pickin' just one quotation from the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino accentin' his honest insecurity at parties when he and Mr. Lewis made the big time.  We thanks the pallies at "memorable tv" for honorably homagin' our King of Cool at their pad and helpin' their readership grow in their adulation of our one and only Dino.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Idols

Dean Martin

September 22, 2016

 Dean Martin

Ever the nonchalant celebrity, Dean Martin first gained fame with his partnership with all-screws-loose comedian Jerry Lewis in the forties and fifties.

The son of Italian immigrants, Martin spoke his parent’s native language until age five; he dropped out of school by age sixteen and earned his keep as an amateur boxer. Through underworld connections, he earned his first singing gigs around the Midwest, and by the early 1940s, he had become a regular at some of New York City’s nightclubs.

Martin hooked up with Jerry Lewis by accident when they both took the same stage at Atlantic City’s 500 Club in 1946. Their subsequent string of sixteen film collaborations, nightclub acts, and TV appearances raked in millions. A cornerstone member of the “Rat Pack,” Martin is remembered for his smooth baritone voice (his records tended to go gold), his boozy insouciance, and his devil-may-care approach to life.

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Martin excelled in Howard Hawk’s western Rio Bravo

His TV variety program, The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974), hinged on this same easy informality, but serious outings in such films as The Young Lions (1957), Minnelli’s Some Came Running (1958), and Howard Hawks’s Rio Bravo (1959) proved him an accomplished dramatic actor, as well. Ever the life of the party, Martin stepped back from his high-profile life after his third marriage ended in divorce in 1976. Years of heavy drinking and smoking took their toll on Christmas morning of 1995, when Martin succumbed to acute respiratory failure brought on by emphysema.

classic quote
When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn’t. It was because I didn’t know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut. – Dean Martin

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Once In A While"



Welcome back, mi amici.
Welcome to Fall!

Well...it's official, pals...Summer is gone & it's time to be movin' on.
Now, I don't mean relocatin' or nothin' like that, pallies.
I mean it's time to kick Autumn into FULL gear here!
Let go of the hot & sweaty days of sun bakin'...trade em' in for crisp & chilly nights & weekend leave rakin'! Haha!!
It's not as bad as it sounds, pallies!
 Let's bang the sand outta our ears & get some cool cool Fall-type croons uh'-croonin'! Ha!

These are GREAT GREAT times for throwin' in the ol' ipod headphones...gettin' outdoors...& spendin' some quality time...with Dino! Haha!!
 Yes, my friends...DINO!
Who else is the BEST companion for cleanin' up yards & packin' up the patio?!
He relaxes my soul & cleanses my brain.
Turns work into fun & chores into play.
I'll show youse what I mean, pals.
Let's find a nice, easy tune to get youse started.
Somethin' from the "Pretty Baby" al b um.
 How's 'bout a little "Once In A While"?
Yes...this is a perfect Serenade for today.

A TOTALLY chilled-out croon to EASE us into the new season.
Just soak it in, my friends.
 Inhale it...hold it....ahhhhhh.
 See what I'm sayin', mi amici?
So So calmin'.
OK, pallies...let's get outside & get to work!
Oops...I mean play! Haha!!
 Enjoy!




Once in a while give a thought to me once in a while
Once in a while will you try to give one little thought to me
Though someone else may be nearer your heart
Once in a while will you dream of the moment I shared with you
Moments before we two drifted apart

In love's smoldering ember one spark may remain
If love still can remember, the spark may burn again
I know that I'd be contented with yesterday's memories
Knowing you think of me once in a while

In love's smoldering ember one spark may remain
If love still can remember, the spark may burn again
I know that I'd be contented with yesterday's memories
Knowing you think of me once in a while

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tomorrow In Dino-history: September 24, 1973




Hey pallies, likes today is yet 'nother great great day of Dino-remembrance, for likes it was on this day, September 24, 1973 that the Dean Martin Variety Show was transformed into"The Dean Martin Comedy Hour."  The Dino-show  moved to Friday nights after eight years on Thursdays, and the major change  was to  feature a "Roast of the Week," modeled after the popular Friars Club roasts, with Ronald Reagan as the first guest.

Likes through the marvelous magic of youtube, we share with you below that first roast hosted by our most beloved Dino and featurin' pallies likes Jackie Vernon, Phyllis Diller, Dom DeLuise, Pat Henry, Jack Benny, and many others.   Our Dino is truly truly in his prime givin' out wise cracks between introducin' all the shinin' stars honorin' Governor Ronald Reagan.

"The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" lasted only one season, but the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" became a series of specials on NBC that lasted until 1984.  Enjoys the roast below as we celebrate this day in the life, times, and teachin's of our one and only Dino!   Dino-reportin', DMP







Throughout his career Chilcott released several albums, including 2003's tribute Sings the Hits of Dean Martin.....



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Hey pallies, likes it's really rare 'round these ilovedinomartin parts to put the accent on Dino-emulation 'casue the terrific truth is dudes that there are a never endin' cool cadre of Dino-holics spreadin' the message of Dino-cool through their touchin' 'n tender tribute shows....but, likes simply way way to many to be able to share here at our humble little Dino-conclave.

But, likes on the rarest of rare occasions, we do make an exception to that rule and likes today is one of dem days!  Today we takes youse 'round the world to the online presence of the New Zealand Herald, obviously makin' this an intensely international post of Dino-appreciato.  The scriber of our Dino-devotion this day is Mr. Karl Puschmann, who "is an entertainment writer for the New Zealand Herald, and his post is tagged "Crooner Grant Chilcott has died, age 62.

What makes Mr. Grant Chilcott a person of Dino-interest is that he showed his deepest of deep devotion to our Dino by releasin;  in 2003' his  Dino-tribute, "Sings the Hits of Dean Martin,"  We gotta say that we are mighty impressed that Miss Chilcott  make this devotional decision to create an entire al-b-um of our Dino's bestest of best croons.   We here at ilovedinomartin wish to express our sadness at Mr. Chilcott's passin' and extend our appreciation for his work in continuin' to bring the Dino-sound to the folks in New Zealand.

  We  Mr. Karl Puschmann and all the pallies at the New Zealand Herald for payin' their respects to  Mr. Grant  Chilcott in this way, and lettin' us all know of his sharin' of Dino-croons.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

 We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Karl Puschmann

Crooner Grant Chilcott has died, age 62

Grant Chilcott and Geeling Ng at Peter Urlich album launch at the Langham Hotel, Auckland, 12 May 2008 Herald on Sunday Photograph by Norrie Montgomery SUN 18may08 -

Grant Chilcott and Geeling Ng at Peter Urlich album launch at the Langham Hotel, Auckland, 12 May 2008 Herald on Sunday Photograph by Norrie Montgomery SUN 18may08 -


New Zealand entertainer Grant Chilcott has died, aged 62. The career crooner passed away peacefully in the wee small hours of Monday morning.

A regular fixture of Auckland's cocktail scene, Chilcott added a sparkle of rat pack style glamour to the city with his hip interpretations of the great American songbook.

He hit the live scene in 1985 after forming Wentworth-Brewster & the Neo-Swing Ensemble, a rotating band of the country's top jazz musicians.

He once said, "show business is my life," and was performing regularly around Auckland up until late last year.

Chilcott's relaxed, easy going and confident vocal delivery earned him comparisons to Tony Bennett and Dean Martin.



Throughout his career Chilcott released several albums, including 2003's tribute Sings the Hits of Dean Martin and 2000's easy listening concept album Hungry Man, a swinging celebration of good food and fine wine.

His signature album was 1990's Wentworth Brewster & Co, an effortlessly cool collection that covered songs made famous by singing greats like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Nat King Cole.

Chilcott is survived by his two daughters, Claudia and Charlotte, and brothers Gavin and Jeffery.

- NZ Herald

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Scotty's Sharin': Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in the Movie 'Scared Stiff' 1953 (Gif)


Hey pallies, likes we are pleasantly proudly pleased to share with all youse Dino-holics our ever-more-devoted-to-Dino pallie Scotty's most recent addition to his delightful Dino-adulation series of posts over at his beau-ti-ful blog, "BlueisKewl."  Our Scotty is the bestest of best pallies and is the only blogger we are aware of that is a regular cool contributor of Dino-devotion to his regular blog activity.

Likes we gotta 'fess up that we have thought 'bout savin' our Scotty's lastest Dino-creativity for our Dino-ween celebration 'cause as you will note it is focused on the great Dino and Jerry classic big screen scream...."Scared Stiff"....the Dino-flick that annually gets celebrated on Dino-ween.  We'd love to wait, but we don't believe that that woulda be fair to our Scotty and his powerful passion for our one and only Dino....and, we might add, with all the Dino-activity that we are involved with, we might just forget to share it in late October.

So, likes enjoys these greatest of great gifs from truly one of our most fav Dino and Jerry epics, as well as a great poster advertizin' "Scared Stiff" and also some pretty powerful patter from Scotty on delightful details pertainin' to "Scared Stiff."  We are proudly pleased to once 'gain bring ilovedinomartin readers this wonderful work by our own Scotty-o.  Thanks Scotty for keepin' the Dino-light glowin' ever Dino-bright at "BlueisKewl.!!!!!"  To checks this out at Scotty's site, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in the Movie 'Scared Stiff' 1953 (Gif)










Scared Stiff is a 1953 American musical comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. One of the 17 films made by the Martin and Lewis team, it was released on April 27, 1953 by Paramount Pictures.

Scared Stiff was Carmen Miranda's final film. The Portuguese-Brazilian musical star died of a heart attack, two years later, in August 1955.

The team's ninth picture, Scared Stiff is a remake of Paramount's previous effort, The Ghost Breakers, a 1940 "scare comedy" starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, also directed by George Marshall. The property has proven successful for Paramount in decades past and they've also filmed two versions in the silent era The Ghost Breaker (1914) directed by Cecil B. DeMille and The Ghost Breaker (1922) starring Wallace Reid.

Martin and Lewis had a cameo in Hope and Bing Crosby's Road to Bali the previous year as part of a "comedy trade" between the two teams. In turn, Hope and Crosby appear for a cameo in Scared Stiff. Both shared a common producer, Cy Howard, who produced Martin and Lewis' first two My Friend Irma pictures and That's My Boy. A few years later, Martin and Frank Sinatra appeared in the final scene of the final Hope and Crosby road picture, Road to Hong Kong.

According to Lewis, both he and Martin were against making the picture, as they found the original to be satisfactory. However, because the film was a Paramount property that producer Hal B. Wallis felt was one that could be successful in the comedy team's hands, he held the two to their contract for the film.

Scared Stiff was filmed from June 2 through July 17, 1952. It was the first film of the team's available in 3-track, stereophonic sound. Some reviews at the time commented on the soundtrack's use of stereo enhancing gag sequences.  The stereo tracks for this film are now considered lost. As with most films of team's work, it garnered a re-release in 1958 on a double bill with another Martin and Lewis picture, Jumping Jacks.

Scared Stiff turned out to be the last film for Carmen Miranda who died two years later, shortly after completing an episode of The Jimmy Durante Show on TV. In the film, Jerry Lewis impersonates Miranda and lip syncs one of her signature numbers, "Mama yo quire".