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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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Release Date:

9 October 1945 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Un hombre fenómeno  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The giant vases in the set of the Pelican Club were a last-minute inspiration of art director Ernst Fegté. He had originally commissioned legendary sculptor Tony Duquette to do large statues for the set, but producer Samuel Goldwyn, who'd approved the sketches of Duquette's sculptures, decided he didn't like them once they were actually built. Eventually Fegte arranged to sell Duquette's sculptures to MGM and thought of using the giant vases to replace them. See more »

Quotes

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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 »


Soundtracks

Opera Number
(1945)
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited) and others
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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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