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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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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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Final film of director Irving Cummings. 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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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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A lot of fun!
1 October 2003 | by (Omaha, NE) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this kooky little film hasn't received better notices. As a huge fan of both Groucho Marx and The Voice, "Double Dynamite" was a dream come true. Groucho hasn't been this funny since "Duck Soup," and Ol' Blue Eyes plays off him beautifully. If there's a complaint here, it's that there aren't enough musical numbers. "It's Only Money" (a duet between Frank and Groucho) is a show-stopper.

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