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Double Dynamite (1951)

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

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Johnny Dalton
Don McGuire ...
R.B. 'Bob' Pulsifer Jr.
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R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
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'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)  »

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It's Only Money  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Sinatra was originally supposed to receive top billing in the film, but was reduced to third at the insistence of producer Howard Hughes. See more »

Quotes

Emile J. Keck: A woman can smell mink through six inches of lead.
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Connections

Featured in Lenny Bruce Without Tears (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Kisses and Tears
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics Sammy Cahn
Sung by Frank Sinatraand Jane Russell
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Double. Jane Russell. Get It? Get It?
27 June 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Ms. Russell, contradicting expectations from this leering title, plays a prim young woman given to high necklines. (OK, she does take a shower that looks identical to the one she takes in "The Las Vegas Story.") The dynamite? That seems to have nothing to do with the plot.

Like Russell, Frank Sinatra is cast against type as meek bank teller -- who pretty much stays meek. He is likable.

The only possible reason to watch this is Groucho Marx. He is a waiter in an Italian restaurant who masquerades as a millionaire. (Oi, don't ask.) My favorite of his jokes is this: Russell says to him, "You would choose the bridal suite. What are you going to do with three bedrooms?" "I don't know, Groucho replies. "What would a bride do with them?"


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