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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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Donald Woods ...
Monte Rossen
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Edward Brophy ...
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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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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:

9 October 1945 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Csuda pasi  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

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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

[last lines]
Edwin Dingle: In fact, I don't think I'm ever going to see Buster again.
[Edwin hears the spooky Buster music and gasps]
Edwin Dingle: [angrily] Buster!
Buzzy's Ghost: [popping out of a box] I'm a little devil, ain't 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 in combat areas around the world. WAR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY" See more »

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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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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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