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Killer Dill (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  2 August 1947 (USA)
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Door-to-door salesman Johnny Dill, the exact double of a notorious gangster, finds himself struck between the forces of good and evil.

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Johnny 'Killer' Dill
Anne Gwynne ...
Judy Parker
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William T. Allen
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Little Joe
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Maboose
Dorothy Granger ...
Millie Gardner
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Louie Moronie
Dewey Robinson ...
McGowan - House Detective
Ben Welden ...
Big Nick Moronie
Julie Gibson ...
Joan - Model
Shirley Hunter ...
Gloria
Lola Jensen ...
Model with Joan
Margaret Zane ...
Girl with Gloria
Stanley Ross ...
Mushnose
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Door-to-door salesman Johnny Dill, the exact double of a notorious gangster, finds himself struck between the forces of good and evil.

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Supposedly taking place circa 1931, the film makes no attempt at period style or decor and sinks into a sea of anachronisms. All the women's clothes and hair styles as well as musical arrangements are contemporary 1947; the automobiles, though pre-war, are also of a much later vintage, mostly late 1930s and early 1940s. See more »

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Killer Dill is similar to another movie I've seen recently, "Babyface Morgan" about a regular schmo who is somewhat placed into the criminal underworld by accident, to hilarious results! In Killer Dill's case though, the results are pretty lame though. A regular guy, played by Stuart Ervin, is fighting with his brother for the attention of a goil. She likes adventure in her men, and Ervin isn't cutting it. However, when he notices that she kind of gets off on Gangster men, he tries to be like one, and gets way over his head when the local Mafioso lay the blame on him for an inside whack job on Public Enemy # 21. (Possibly the best joke in the movie). During the trial, he's found innocent, but like O.J., Blake et al, everyone believes he's actually Guilty! So he has to prove he's guilty before there's another inside whack job, this time on him.. This is just OK I guess. The plot is somewhat blah, the humor somewhat silly, and there's some rather unnecessary characters placed for length. (Like the curiously, for no reason whatsoever, Scottish (!!) undertakers) and a rather lack of energy throughout this.


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