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Double Dynamite (1951)

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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)  »

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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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Final film of director Irving Cummings. See more »

Quotes

Emile J. Keck: A woman can smell mink through six inches of lead.
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Featured in Kisses (1991) See more »

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Stone Walls
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Music and Lyrics by Richard Lovelace
Sung (one line) by Groucho Marx
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What a movie this could've been.
27 May 2009 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Groucho Marx and Jane Russell (and Frank Sinatra)... ah what a movie this could've been. But it wasn't. I'm a huge Groucho fan and I thought Jane Russell sassed as good as Barbara Stanwyck could in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, so I had high hopes for a comedy with the two, but no, it wasn't to be. Instead, the two are featured tag-alongs in what appears to be a Frank Sinatra B-vehicle that he was probably contracted to do while still at the nadir of his career (right before his reinvigoration with his Oscar win for From Here to Eternity).

So, harpooned by a poor script, the stars never really got a chance to shine, though Groucho managed a couple of good one-liners and as always, it's a joy to watch him on screen.


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