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Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 11 May 1934 (USA)
A struggling writer finds success writing scripts for a radio comic at the expense of his high-brow ambitions.

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(uncredited)

Writers:

(screen play) (as Maureen Watkins), (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Moxie
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Vera
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Nick
William Gargan ...
Georgie
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Sylvia
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Sourwood
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Fleming
Minna Gombell ...
Miss LaSeur
Leila Bennett ...
Miss Hoffman
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Mr. Bailey
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Mr. Rivers
Irene Franklin ...
Mrs. Figg
Jackie Searl ...
Robin (as Jackie Searle)
Stanley Fields ...
Pussy
Tom Kennedy ...
Junior
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A struggling writer finds success writing scripts for a radio comic at the expense of his high-brow ambitions.

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11 May 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinamite... e Nada Mais!  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[Moxie is introduced to a child actor of the "legitimate" stage]
Moxie Slaight: Well I'm glad he was legitimate once.
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Soundtracks

Money in My Clothes
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Played and Sung by The Mills Brothers
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Not Dynamite But Good Fun
13 June 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Durante is relatively subdued here. Maybe because his leading lady is Lupe Velez, who was not exactly a quiet or subtle performer herself. (I love her anyway.) This has a great supporting cast -- Tom Kennedy, Eugene Palette, many, many more.

The plot involves unsuccessful poet Norman Foster's being drawn into to the world of show biz. He begins to write gags for comic Durante, who terms them, and anything he likes, as dynamite.

Foster is smitten with Durante's flirtatious partner Velez. His wife Marian Nixon is patient -- sort of. Things get resolved and there's plenty of fun along the way.


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