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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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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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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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Trivia

Persistent rumors (never confirmed) about this film suggest that it was originally intended as a vehicle for Jerry Lewis and ended up starring Danny Kaye instead. Lewis made many films with director Frank Tashlin, and the previous year they had had a success (written by John Fenton Murray, who also worked on this film) with "It's Only Money". Many critics noted that the physical comedy involved in this film would have seemed more suited to a younger man than the 50-year-old Kaye - Lewis was 13 years his junior. 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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Connections

Featured in Electric Money (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played after the wedding rehearsal
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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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