Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston.
The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on Wife For a Night (1952), an Italian film starring Gina Lollobrigida -- which was itself taken from a play (L'Ora della Fantasia) by Anna Bonacci. The comic song lyrics were written by Ira Gershwin, using some of George Gershwin's unpublished melodies.
While driving his Dual-Ghia from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, lecherous, heavy-drinking pop singer Dino (Dean Martin) is forced to detour through Climax, Nevada. There he meets the amateur songwriting team of Barney Millsap (Cliff Osmond), a gas station attendant, and piano teacher Orville J. Spooner (Ray Walston). Hoping to interest Dino in their songs, Barney disables the Italian sports car and tells Dino he will need to remain in town until new parts arrive from Milan.
Orville invites Dino to stay with him and wife Zelda (Felicia Farr), but becomes concerned...