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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

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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
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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1945 (UK)  »

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

Opening credits: All characters and events depicted in this photoplay are entirely fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or the actual events is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Shanley: [Talking on the phone] But, I just have to talk to the District Attorney about a young man he arrested. He's not really out of his mind. I upset him because he's not used to girls.
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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 »

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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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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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