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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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The character of Leo Joseph Smooth (played by Edward G. Robinson is shown to be an artist as well as an art collector and aficionado. In real-life, Robinson actually was a passionate artist and collector. 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 »
This movie, starring the gifted actor, Dick Van Dyke, is an unsullied comedy full of humor and plot. Creative scenes flow in this film with a unique twist on classic situations. Though it is an older film, it surpasses most films hitting theaters today in acting and storyline. Jack displays courage and wit without losing the "just the average guy" way about him. Sincere facial expressions by Dick Van Dyke, and strong comedic timing sell this story from beginning to end. You will finish this movie feeling like you have stepped into "Jack's" shoes and gone on this escapade with him. With a touch of action, romance, suspense, and a delightful twist, this comedy is well worth your time.
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