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Release Date:
9 October 1945 (Portugal) See more »
It;s Gala-Gala with Girls, Gaiety and that Goldwyn Glamour! (original poster)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Danny Kaye ... Edwin Dingle / Buster 'Buzzy' Bellew

Virginia Mayo ... Ellen Shanley

Vera-Ellen ... Midge Mallon

Donald Woods ... Monte Rossen

S.Z. Sakall ... Schmidt

Allen Jenkins ... Chimp
Edward Brophy ... Torso

Steve Cochran ... Ten Grand Jackson

Otto Kruger ... District Attorney
Richard Lane ... Asst. District Attorney

Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Hume

Huntz Hall ... Sailor
Virginia Gilmore ... Sailor's Girl Friend
Edward Gargan ... Policeman in Park (as Ed Gargan)
Alice Mock ... Prima Donna
Gisela Werbisek ... Mrs. Schmidt
The Goldwyn Girls
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Pelican Club Doorman (uncredited)
Luis Alberni ... Opera Prompter (uncredited)
Jane Allen ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Pianist (uncredited)
Deannie Best ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Karin Booth ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Alma Carroll ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Maurice Cass ... Opera Stage Manager (uncredited)
Chester Clute ... Man on Bus (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Pelican Club Extra (uncredited)
Noel Cravat ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Cecil Cunningham ... The Barker (uncredited)
Maureen Cunningham ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eddie Cutler ... Dancer (uncredited)
Loretta Daye ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Gloria Delson ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Harry Depp ... Pelican Club Extra (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Cop (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Cop (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Stage Hand (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Pelican Club Extra (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Miss Hutchison - the Police Stenographer (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Pelican Club Extra / Opera Patron (uncredited)
Phyllis Forbes ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Deli Customer (uncredited)
Aldo Franchetti ... Opera Conductor (uncredited)
Gloria Franks ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Ellen Hall ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Carol Haney ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Pelican Club Extra (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Drunk at Bar (uncredited)
Dorothy Jean ... Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Grace Johnson ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Pierre - the Headwaiter (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Virginia Kepler ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Alice Kersten ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Dorothy Koster ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Barbara La Rene ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)
Billie Lane ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Georgia Lange ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Janet Lavis ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Mickey Malloy ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Betty Marion ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Marley ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Mascagno ... Dancer (uncredited)
Helen McAllister ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Helen McGowan ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Mary Meade ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Frank Melton ... Waiter (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Pelican Club Extra (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Baldo Minuti ... Opera Singer (uncredited)

Grant Mitchell ... Mr. Wagonseller (uncredited)
Martha Montgomery ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Mary Moore ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Roseanne Murray ... Chorine (uncredited)
William Newell ... Pelican Club Extra (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Drunk in Club (uncredited)
Ray Nyles ... Dancer (uncredited)

Cathy O'Donnell ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Charlie - the Bartender (uncredited)
Walter Pietila ... Dancer (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Nino Pipitone ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Susan Scott ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... Woman in Library (uncredited)
Georgann Smith ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Alice Stansfield ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Pelican Club Extra (uncredited)
Margie Stewart ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Opera Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Charles Teske ... Dancer (uncredited)

Nick Thompson ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Doris Toddings ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Valmy ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Willard Van Simmons ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Wardrobe Man (uncredited)
Chili Williams ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Mary Jane Woods ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
H. Bruce Humberstone  (as Bruce Humberstone)
Writing credits
Don Hartman (screenplay) &
Melville Shavelson (screenplay) and
Philip Rapp (screenplay)

Jack Jevne (adaptation) and
Eddie Moran (adaptation)

Arthur Sheekman (original story)

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
Original Music by
Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Victor Milner (director of photography)
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
Karl Struss (director of photography) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell (film editor)
Art Direction by
Ernst Fegté 
Perry Ferguson (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (costumes)
Mary Grant (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Nina Roberts .... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff .... makeup
Production Management
Harve Foster .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
McClure Capps .... associate art director
Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound recorder
Larry Gannon .... sound (uncredited)
Arthur Johns .... sound effects (uncredited)
Gordon Sawyer .... sound director (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects (as John Fulton)
Editorial Department
Doug Denis .... editorial manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Forbes .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... conductor: musical numbers
Ray Heindorf .... orchestrator: musical numbers
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
David Rose .... music director (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Samuel Goldwyn .... presenter
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski .... associate technicolor color director
John Wray .... dances
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1952) | Portugal:M/6 | Sweden:15 (1952) | UK:U (tv rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #10658) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen would co-star again in their next movie, "The Kid from Brooklyn" (1946). But, they would not team up again until they filmed "White Christmas" (1954) with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney.See more »
Ellen Shanley:You know, Mr. Dingle, you have the most extraordinary mind I've ever heard of.
Edwin Dingle:Oh, I wouldn't say that.
Ellen Shanley:You're very modest, aren't you?
Edwin Dingle:Yes, I guess, I am.
Ellen Shanley:That's odd. If I had a mind like yours; in fact, if I had any mind at all; I'd be a brazen hussy! Ha-ha-ha.
Edwin Dingle:Oh! Ha-ha-ha
Ellen Shanley:There! I bet that's the first time you've laughed since you've read Professor Zimmel's inaccuracies of the Phoenician wars. Ha-ha-ha
Edwin Dingle:Ha-ha-ha. Yes, I guess it is, at that. You know, I really enjoy being here.
Ellen Shanley:I'm glad. I like having you.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Danny Kaye is Fabulous!, 9 September 2006
Author: robinthegreat49 from United States

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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