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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
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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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park | ghost | twin | nightclub | gangster | See All (23) »

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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)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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Goofs

For a couple of shots during their encounter at Prospect Park, it's obviously a body double for Danny Kaye as Buzzy. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Shanley: Edwin, do you always where your hair parted in the middle?
Edwin Dingle: Yes, why?
Ellen Shanley: Why, I never saw anybody look good with their hair that way, except Hedy Lamarr.
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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

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Soundtracks

So in Love
(1945)
by Leo Robin and David Rose
Sung by Vera-Ellen (uncredited) (dubbed by June Hutton (uncredited)) and The Goldwyn Girls (uncredited) (all dubbed)
Danced by Vera-Ellen (uncredited)
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Funny, entertaining film.
28 April 2000 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wonder Man is the first film I've seen with Danny Kaye, and I enjoyed it. The humor is light, inoffensive, and Danny Kaye does it well. Besides Kaye, there were a few notable funny characters, such as the deli shop owner and the drunk at the bar. Well worth watching if you're in the mood for a happy and funny film.


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