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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

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Gloves Malloy / Spats Baxter
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Betsy McGuire / Isobel Stuart
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Peanuts / Jinks Murphy
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Vince Marlow / Pop
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Joey Popchik
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Troubles Moran
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Mama Popchik / Mrs. Updike
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Pop Popchik
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Angie Popchik
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Johnny Danko / Dick Cummings
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Doctor Blaine / Doctor Bowers
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Sailor Lawson
George P. Wilbur ...
Tony Norton
Peter Stader ...
Barney Keegle (as Peter T. Stader)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
The Announcer (as James Lennon)
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Three movie genres of the 1930s are satirized in this spoof of the traditional double feature. In "Dynamite Hands" a delivery boy turns prizefighter in order to raise enough money for his kid sister's eye operation. Later, however, he turns his back on his father-figure manager and librarian girlfriend when he is distracted by a flashy gangster and sexy night club diva. Intermission has a coming-attractions trailer for "Zero Hour," a World War I aviation drama. In the second feature, "Baxter's Beauties of 1933" a Broadway impresario hears he has only a month to live and is determined to mount one more hit on the boards. When his drunken diva of a star cannot go on opening night, he finds that the ingénue he chooses to replace her is his long-estranged daughter, whom he has not seen since she was a girl. All three stories feature the same cast in repertoire. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Starring George C. Scott...TWICE! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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19 September 1979 (France)  »

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In the original theatrical release "Dynamite Hands," which was filmed in color was printed in black and white. The home video version uses the original color footage. Contrary to rumors, the video version was not colorized. See more »

Quotes

Joey Popchik: When a man says what's right, what's good, what's real, and what's true, then his mouth is ten feet tall.
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the difference language and culture can make
24 August 2002 | by (San Diego, USA) – See all my reviews

I viewed this movie in Israel, where it was shown with subtiles. Whilst discusing the movie what stood out was how those who had relied only on the text viewed it as a serious presentation exactly as the style/era that it was spofing. Contrast this with native English speakers, who also were familiar with the era could detect the various sendups and would frequently burst out in peals of laughter. All in all I found it very well presented and acted, well worth viewing both for it's content and social comment.


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