Rick Todd is a struggling artist. His roommate Eugene narrates a story in his sleep, which Rick forms into a best-selling narrative for a comic book that he illustrates. Artists and Models is a American musical comedy film in VistaVision and marked Martin and Lewis's fourteenth feature together as a team. Artists and Models: Directed by Frank Tashlin. With Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone. Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate. Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in America in the 's & the highest paid comedy team in show business. They starred in nightclubs, radio. Painter Rick Todd (Dean Martin) is having difficulty with his career, so he starts taking inspiration from the dreams of his friend and roommate. Artists and Models, which provided the Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis duo with its finest screen hour, is a dizzily reflexive play on movie illusion. “Artists and Models, which provided the Dean Martin – Jerry Lewis duo with its finest screen hour, is a dizzily reflexive play on movie illusion. Artists and Models is a lavish, girl-filled vehicle for the popular team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Martin plays Rick Todd, a comic-book artist who is. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Artists And Models" on Discogs. - Jerry Lewis, Anita Ekberg and Dean Martin (Artists and Models).