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Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 1945 (UK)
After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

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(as Bruce Humberstone)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Edwin Dingle / Buzzy Bellew
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Ellen Shanley
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Midge Mallon
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Monte Rossen
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Schmidt (as S. Z. Sakall)
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Chimp
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Torso
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Ten Grand Jackson
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District Attorney
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Asst. District Attorney
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Mrs. Hume
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Sailor
Virginia Gilmore ...
Sailor's Girl Friend
Edward Gargan ...
Policeman in Park (as Ed Gargan)
Alice Mock ...
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Storyline

Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>, corrected by dondeanadelaney@gmail.com

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It;s Gala-Gala with Girls, Gaiety and that Goldwyn Glamour! (original poster)


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Release Date:

1945 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Un hombre fenómeno  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 25, 1946 with Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Shanley: You know, Mr. Dingle, you have the most extraordinary mind I've ever heard of.
Edwin Dingle: Oh, I wouldn't say that.
Ellen Shanley: You're very modest, aren't you?
Edwin Dingle: Yes, I guess, I am.
Ellen Shanley: That's odd. If I had a mind like yours; in fact, if I had any mind at all; I'd be a brazen hussy! Ha-ha-ha.
Edwin Dingle: Oh! Ha-ha-ha
Ellen Shanley: There! I bet that's the first time you've laughed since you've read Professor Zimmel's inaccuracies of the Phoenician wars. Ha-ha-ha
Edwin Dingle: Ha-ha-ha. Yes, I guess it is, at that. You know, I really enjoy being here.
Ellen Shanley: I'm glad. I ...
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: This Is Overseas Program no. 913 TO FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN: Pictures exhibited in this theatre are given to the armed forces for showing in combat areas around the world. WAR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY See more »

Connections

Referenced in About Mrs. Leslie (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Bali Boogie
(1945)
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited) and Vera-Ellen (uncredited) (dubbed by June Hutton (uncredited))
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Brilliant effects for the time and great fun to watch.
25 June 1999 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

This is the first Danny Kaye film I've seen and I feel in love with what a wonderfully talented person he is. This film is great fun to watch and if you're looking for something that is light, funny, romantic, enjoyable, and has a lovely plot with good effects, this is it. Kaye is a charming, sweet, and appealing character, and when his ghost twin enters his body whenever he feels like it, his performance is even funnier, especially the scene in the wings of the theatre where he makes farmyard noises into the telephone! Definitely recommended to anyone who loves Kaye's comedy, or simply wants an hour or two of entertaining fun!


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