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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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R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
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Mr. Baganucci
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Internal Revenue Service Tailman (as Russ Thorson)
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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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25 December 1951 (USA)  »

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It's Only Money  »

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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

Mildred 'Mibs' Goodhug: I'm even willing to marry you.
R.B. 'Bob' Pulsifer Jr.: Marry? You can't threaten me. Hello, operator? Get me the police right away!
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Referenced in Inside the Marx Brothers (2003) 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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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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