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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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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:

9 October 1945 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Csuda pasi  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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: I don't want to go to Brooklyn. You can't make me. I don't *want* to go to Brooklyn.
Bus Driver: None of us want to, bud, but we all gotta go sooner or later.
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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 »


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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One of Danny Kaye's best films
19 February 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Danny Kaye (with a good deal of assistance from his wife Sylvia Fine, who wrote most of his musical numbers) was one of the finest musical comedians ever and is in fine form here in one of his best vehicles. He plays twin brothers and is quite manic at times. The special effects deservedly won an Oscar and the musical numbers are great! Especially the one during the opera. The Marx Brothers aside, opera has never been more fun! This film is a treat and is most happily recommended!


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