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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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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Dalton
R.B. 'Bob' Pulsifer Jr.
R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Place Is Exploding With Laughter !


Comedy | Music


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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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Did You Know?


Using the picture's original title, "It's Only Money," Jule Styne (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics) provided a comical song for Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx (a duet) plus Jane Russell (a trio reprise). See more »


[Finding Emile J. Keck in Johnny Dalton's bath tub]
Mr. Kofer: Well, I like THIS!
Emile J. Keck: You do? Well, join me!
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Featured in Dynamite Chicken (1971) See more »


Jesse James
Sung by Groucho Marx
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Nothing special, but worth watching for its three stars
10 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

There is a scene somewhere in the middle of "Double Dynamite" where Frank Sinatra and Jane Russel are lying on their beds in two rooms separated only by a thin wall and start singing to each other; the camera lingers on Jane's face and smile, and it's a delightful moment. The rest of the movie is not quite on that level, but the three stars make it worth watching anyway: Sinatra is likable, Russell is dazzling, and Groucho Marx has some laugh-out-loud zingers ("You're getting married? Where is the ceremony taking place, Alkatraz?"), and does some of his trademarked eyebrow-raising as well. In fact, I would say that this is a better showcase for him than the Marx Brothers' last film "Love Happy", in which he was essentially just a guest star. "Double Dynamite" is a minor film, but it passes the time very easily. (**1/2)

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