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Wonder Man (1945)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Fantasy  |  9 October 1945 (Portugal)
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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

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
Donald Woods ...
Monte Rossen
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Chimp
Edward Brophy ...
Torso
Steve Cochran ...
Ten Grand Jackson
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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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9 October 1945 (Portugal)  »

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Un hombre fenómeno  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Otchi Tchorniya Number
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Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited) with Leon Belasco (uncredited) on piano
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Danny Kaye as twins! Twice as funny!
1 December 2004 | by (london, England) – See all my reviews

Danny Kaye plays a set of twins, a bookworm and a nightclub comic. When Buzzy Belew, the comic is murdered by the mob, his spirit goes to see his brother Edwin dingle. When Dingle refuses to go on stage to convince the mob that Bellew is still alive, Bellew gets into his body. Together they try to solve the murder and get the girl! Lots of great one-liners and a couple of catchy songs, notably Bali-Boogie, and more than a couple of Danny's trademark off-beat dance-sequences.

With Virginia Mayo and Vera-Ellen on hand to provide dual love interests, this is a must-see for fans of Technicolour Hollywood. THis is Sam Goldwyn at his colourful best!


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