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The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 May 1963 (Sweden)
An employee at Diner's Club issues a credit card to a well-known mobster and has to retrieve it in order to keep his job.

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Ernest Klenk
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Sugar Pye
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Lucy
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Foots Pulardos
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Mr. Martindale
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Bea Frampton
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Claude Bassanio
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George
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Mooseghian
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Ella Trask
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An employee at Diner's Club issues a credit card to a well-known mobster and has to retrieve it in order to keep his job.

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Trivia

Sydney Carton, the man with the different-sized feet whom Foots Pulardos (Telly Savalas) plans to kill and pass off as his own corpse, is a reference to the character Sydney Carton in Charles Dickens's novel "A Tale of Two Cities", who meets his fate under identity-swapping circumstances. See more »

Goofs

In the closing chase scene, when the boss pulls away from the church, several crew members are reflected in the side of the car, including someone wearing very white shoes. See more »

Quotes

Spinster: There's a dumb body in my dead waiter!
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How Dry I Am
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In the score when Sugar sneaks a drink
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Slower moving than I remembered it
27 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may be (I only did a little research) Danny Kaye's final lead role in the movies, yet comes only a few years after our favorite Danny Kaye movie, Me And The Colonel. I enjoyed The Man From the Diner's Club when I first watched it, which must have been whenever it arrived on television after its release in 1962-63 (when I was nine years old).

Seen today, the movie generally moves too slowly, especially in the beginning, as if most of the movie is a set up for the final climax and resolution. Yet the movie never quite catches fire, perhaps held back by the reliance on the familiar Danny Kaye "schtick", which by this point in his career must have been very familiar to theater goers.

We watched it during the Christmas holiday, 2015, as I wanted to share my decades old fondness for the film with my best friend, who gradually warmed to the movie as it developed.

But for me, a dyed in the wool Danny Kaye fan, the film stayed slow until the end.


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