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Who's Got the Action? (1962)

A hunch horse-player's marriage is threatened by his betting ways; in desperation, his wife becomes his bookie.

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A hunch horse-player's marriage is threatened by his betting ways; in desperation, his wife becomes his bookie.

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He didn't know it, but he was giving his wife his business. See more »

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1 March 1963 (West Germany)  »

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Come ingannare mio marito  »

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According to newspaper movie gossip columns of the day, Anne Bancroft originally sought to play second female lead under Lana Turner. See more »

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Who's Got The Action?
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by George Duning
Performed by Dean Martin
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"I've Got the horse right here...................."
30 October 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

You know if this were a serious film, Lana Turner would have hustled off Dean Martin to Gamblers Anonymous and that would be the end of it. But movie comedy demands a crazy scheme as a premise.

In a scheme worthy of Lucy Ricardo, Lana decides to take over Dino's action. She enlists his lecherous law partner Eddie Albert in on it. Albert pretends that he's got a new bookie who's the best in town. Martin goes for it.

Of course the idea is based on the fact that Dino will lose, but the money will then stay in the family. Instead Dino gets on a hot streak causing all kinds of unforeseen complications.

Who's Got the Action has a cast full of familiar faces doing what they do best. I suppose tops in the supporting cast is Walter Matthau, playing big time bookie who's wondering who's the new competition in town stealing the action from a mounting list of his heaviest bettors.

Not the best that either lead has ever done, but still fine entertainment.


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