www.cinescene.com - : In Kiss Me, Stupid the sleaze quotient is considerably raised - it was roundly comdemned by the Pope! (Though I imagine The Apartment was too) - and the sympathies, too, are changed. Orville (Ray Walston) is an amateur songwriter in Climax, Nevada, a small town outside Las Vegas. He's insanely jealous of any man - the milkman, the dentist, even the teenage piano student he tutors - who encounters his foxy wife Zelda (Felicia Farr). Dino (Dean Martin) is a sleazy Vegas singer who stops at the Climax gas station, helmed by Orville's pal Barney (an annoyingly mugging Cliff Osmond). Barney is also Orville's lyricist, and he schemes to keep Dino around to hear and maybe buy some of their songs. But Orville doesn't want Dino's famously lecherous paws near Zelda. So Barney goes to the Belly Button Club, the local brothel, and hires Polly the Pistol (Kim Novak) to pretend to be Orville's's wife. Orville picks a fight with Zelda, which sends her packing off to her mother's and makes room for Polly. And of course, Zelda ends up at the Belly Button Club, holed up in Polly's trailer. It's all very Restoration Comedy. more...