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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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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Dalton
Don McGuire ...
R.B. 'Bob' Pulsifer Jr.
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)


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 <>

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The Place Is Exploding With Laughter !


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Release Date:

25 December 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It's Only Money  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It's Only Money
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics Sammy Cahn
Sung by Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx;
Reprised by Sinatra, Marx and Jane Russell
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Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, and especially Groucho Marx provide some fun in Double Dynamite
5 October 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this on a Netflix disc. It's the only teaming of Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, and Groucho Marx. It's largely because of the last name that I had in interest in seeing this and I wasn't disappointed as he's as funny as you expect him to be with all those wisecracks that cracks me up the way he does them. Sinatra shows his vocal chops to good effect when he duets with both Marx and Ms. Russell on their numbers. The supporting cast is also good of which one of them, William Edmonds, is one of the players from my favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life-he played Mr. Martini there. Here, he has a much bigger role of a restaurateur who's Groucho's boss as Groucho is a waiter here. The plot-about an embezzlement-gambling mixup-gets partially confusing but the way it's performed here, at least it wasn't boring, that's for sure! So on that note, I say Double Dynamite is worth a look.

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