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
Michael Kidd ...
Pop Popchik
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Angie Popchik
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Johnny Danko / Dick Cummings
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Doctor Blaine / Doctor Bowers
Clay Hodges ...
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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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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15 June 1979 (Ireland)  »

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Director Stanley Donen has two uncredited cameo roles in the film. In "Dynamite Hands" he plays the nightclub emcee who introduces Troubles Moran. In "Baxter's Beauties" he is the cab driver who is surprised by a large tip from George C. Scott playing musical producer Spats Baxter. See more »

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Hood: Here we are in the country, Mr. Marlow.
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2 January 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I know when I saw this film in'78 the first story was in black and white and then the second story in color. It's been showing on cable where it's color straight through. So for you purists out there, you should turn your color down on your TV when you watch the first story with Harry Hamlin if you want to see the film the way it was intended. This movie is a great time. Hilarious and clever!!!


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