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Wonder Man (1945)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast

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Donald Woods ...
Monte Rossen
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Edward Brophy ...
Steve Cochran ...
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District Attorney
Richard Lane ...
Asst. District Attorney
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Mrs. Hume
Huntz Hall ...
Sailor
Virginia Gilmore ...
Sailor's Girl Friend
Edward Gargan ...
Policeman in Park (as Ed Gargan)
Alice Mock ...
Prima Donna
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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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park | nightclub | ghost | twin | murder | See more »

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


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Release Date:

9 October 1945 (Portugal)  »

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Wonder Man  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Kaye appears to perform one of the earliest examples of 'beatboxing' during his allergy-ridden rendition of "Orchychornia" while onstage at the Pelican Club. See more »

Quotes

Edwin Dingle: I enjoy it here very much ... uh, I love the smell of leather bindings.
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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 in combat areas around the world. WAR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY" See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Otchi Tchorniya Number
(1945)
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited) with Leon Belasco (uncredited) on piano
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Danny Kaye is Fabulous!
9 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, yes it is a little nostalgic for me, but even as an adult I find this movie genius! It's hilarious, witty, and has great songs! Danny Kaye is fantastic playing the twin brothers that are total opposites; the brother who's a nightclub singer,"Buzzy", is murdered and keeps trying to communicate with his bookworm brother which is what really lends to the comedy of this movie. Yes the story is kinda ridiculous, but thats the FUN of it! The scenes where Buzzy is trying to get his brother to go to "Prospect Park" and what takes place afterward are so funny!! No one can surpass the incredibly funny sneezing opera singer or the quirky "Bali" song performed with Vera Ellen. If you like silly comedy, you'll LOVE this--I do!!


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