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Double Dynamite (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  25 December 1951 (USA)
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An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.

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Mildred 'Mibs' Goodhue
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Johnny Dalton
Don McGuire ...
R.B. 'Bob' Pulsifer Jr.
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R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
Nestor Paiva ...
'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
Frank Orth ...
Mr. Kofer
Harry Hayden ...
J.L. McKissack
William Edmunds ...
Mr. Baganucci
Russell Thorson ...
Internal Revenue Service Tailman (as Russ Thorson)
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Storyline

Bank teller Johnny Dalton, too poor to marry his sweetheart 'Mibs' Goodhug, saves a big-time bookie from a beating and receives a munificent reward...which just happens to match a mysterious shortage at the bank! Will Johnny's pal, eccentric waiter Emile, get him out of trouble...or in so deep he'll never get out? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Place Is Exploding With Laughter !

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Comedy | Music

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25 December 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It's Only Money  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Double Dynamite" is a reference to Jane Russell's breasts, which are actually well covered throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Dalton: And if we did get married, how would we manage? I have nothing. How would we live?
Mildred 'Mibs' Goodhug: I'm sure something would come along.
Johnny Dalton: Yeah. And we'd have to feed that too.
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Soundtracks

Kisses and Tears
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics Sammy Cahn
Sung by Frank Sinatraand Jane Russell
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Of Sinatra, Jane, and Groucho.
12 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This move is set some time in the 1940s, so plug that in and go along for the ride. Sinatra stars as an honest man, eking out a living as a bank teller but not enough for marriage. By chance, he's captured by the underworld and makes a mint. He can marry Jane Russell, something the wisecracking waiter, Groucho Marx, seems to want. But there has been an apparent embezzlement at the bank where Sinatra works, and its discovery is timed exactly with Sinatra's underworld winnings. He did not embezzle the money, but he can't rightly say he did come by it. But Groucho is there to help him, and we all know what that means.

This is a nifty film with a few good twists and its share of laughs.

There is a scene where "Johnny Dalton" is lying in his bed in his apartment and Mibs Goodhue in her bed in hers, separated by wall. Dalton starts to sing.

"You know," I teased to my wife, "that guy sounds a lot like Sinatra." "It is," she deadpanned in reply.

"Looks too young to be Sinatra." Yeah, 't was 1951. If you want to go back for a spell, this one will take you there.


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