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The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)

 -  Comedy  -  20 May 1963 (Sweden)
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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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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
Jay Novello ...
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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The wildest screen comedy of the year!

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Comedy

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20 May 1963 (Sweden)  »

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Der Mann vom Diners Club  »

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Trivia

The name of the German Shepherd dog for whom Ernest Klenk (Danny Kaye) approves a Diners' Club card is Maurice Baskerville, a likely reference to the famous Sherlock Holmes novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles", written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 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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Soundtracks

The Man from the Diners' Club
(1963)
Music by Johnny Lehmann
Lyrics by Steve Lawrence
Sung by Steve Lawrence
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It's as if Danny Kaye was making a Jerry Lewis film!
25 January 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film represents the lasts starring theatrical film made by Danny Kaye. Soon, he'd make his mark on TV--with his popular show and a few assorted television movies. And, because it's the last, you'd hope it would be among his best...which it isn't. Is it worth seeing? Read on...

Danny plays a schnook named Ernest Klenk and pretty much everything he does ends up exploding or breaking. It's a shame, as he wants to marry his long-time girlfriend but just when he things he's got enough money and job security to make a go of it, something stupid happens and the wedding is postponed. There also is an evil gangster (Telly Savalas) who wants to fake his own death--and guess who has a weird anomaly which would make him the perfect candidate to murder in place of the gangster?

If you are used to seeing Danny Kaye singing, dancing and doing comedy, you may be in for a little shock. There's no singing nor dancing and the sort of comedy he does is nothing much like the usual Danny Kaye humor. In many ways, it really reminds me of a Jerry Lewis film from the same era--where the leading man is a screw-up, there are lots of sight gags and the comic mugs A LOT for the camera. A great example of this are the scenes where Kaye is around computers--where he twitches and gesticulates like he's having some sort of seizure. Funny? Not in the least. And, after seeing it, I can see why he stuck to television.


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