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The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)

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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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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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The wildest screen comedy of the year!




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20 May 1963 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann vom Diners Club  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Oh, Kaye! How could you?
13 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Danny Kaye made this movie at age 50, just as he was transitioning into his long-running, successful TV show. It's a shame that the film wasn't better tailored to his talents. He gets to do a few funny facial expressions, but no singing or dancing, and almost no verbal humor (his specialties). Probably the best bit is when he pretends to be a Swedish masseur and does dialect humor while he gets revenge on his oppressive office-mate. Most of the blame can be placed on the weak, dated script by "Bill Blatty" (Mr. Exorcist), which is full of tired office humor from the early 60s. (It makes HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS look slick and sophisticated.) Kaye is paired up romantically with a girl clearly out of his league; why would such a hot number put up with a nerd who keeps putting off the wedding? Telly Savalas and Cara Williams make a nice team as the bumbling villain and his moll; Harry Dean Stanton makes an uncredited appearance as a poetry-spouting beatnik. (Yes, what early 60s film would be complete without a beatnik?) Music by Stu Phillips (Cosby Show) tends toward the Carl Stallings cartoon approach. The cinematography is dull and lifeless. If you want REAL Danny Kaye, turn back the clock a decade or more before this lemon, or hope that someday his great TV show is packaged for DVD.

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