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When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Jack Albany
Leo Joseph Smooth
Sally Inwood
Frank Boley
Melanie Smooth
Cowboy Schaeffer
Ace Williams
Rinzy Tobreski
Richard Bakalyan ...
Bobby Macoon
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Philip Coolidge ...
Fingers Felton
James Millhollin ...
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When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his role, but always searching for a way out of the well-guarded house. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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I'ts L-L-Loaded With a small-time actor joins a big-time mob on a fun-time caper! See more »


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Release Date:

26 June 1968 (USA)  »

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...og så blev der ballade  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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1.78 : 1
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This was the last film in which Edward G. Robinson portrayed a gangster. See more »


When Sally is giving Smooth his art lesson, he says he will put more red on the canvas, but uses blue paint instead. See more »


Referenced in Getting Wasted (1980) See more »

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Read the Book
1 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the movie is saved by Dick Van Dyke and Edward G. Robinson, it is not nearly as entertaining as "A Thrill a Minute With Jack Albany" (original book title). The movie brought on smiles whereas the book had me laughing out loud. If you haven't seen the movie or read the book, watch the movie first. The hilarity will quadruple from the screen to the page. {Best that way instead of the reverse) If you plan on enjoying only one, then take the book over the film. An excellent job of converting what was written to the cinema. Dick Van Dyke was Jack Albany. No one else could come to mind when picturing the character. But I'm a sucker for most of Van Dyke's stuff. He's best playing some form of Rob Petrie, from Bye Bye Birdie to Some Kind of Nut.

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