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Double or Nothing (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Short | 20 April 1940 (USA)
This short subject has a clever gimmick- the cast consists of doubles for noted actors and actresses. The plot has Lee Dixon hit on the head and imagining he is in a series of movie scenes.... See full summary »

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(as Cyrus D. Wood),
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Dixon ...
Bill
The Hollywood Doubles ...
Hollywood Doubles
Ed Smalle's Octet ...
Cantina Chorus
John Elliott ...
Cantina Baritone
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Storyline

This short subject has a clever gimmick- the cast consists of doubles for noted actors and actresses. The plot has Lee Dixon hit on the head and imagining he is in a series of movie scenes. We see doubles for Deanna Durbin, Hugh Herbert (his brother Tom!), Mae West, Charles Laughton, Greta Garbo, Za Su Pitts, Joe E. Brown, Bing Crosby,Eddie Cantor,Etc. Written by E.S. Stott

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Comedy | Musical | Short

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20 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1939-1940) #7: Double or Nothing  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone Production Reel #B245-246. See more »

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Spoofs Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

A Heart That's Free
(uncredited)
Music by Alfred G. Robyn
Lyrics by Thomas Railey
Performed by Deanna Durbin's double
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Fun for those who remember the film personalities of the thirties
11 July 1999 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a fun short for those of us who remember the personalities being impersonated or who want an early example of the genius of songwriters Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin. Under anesthesia a stunt double, having a dentist repair a tooth lost during a fight in a western, dreams of movie scenes starring him with famous stars (Mae West, Bing Crosby, Eddie Cantor, Deanna Durbin, Hugh Herbert, Zazu Pitts, Joe E. Brown, Greta Garbo, among them). Only the actors are portrayed by their doubles.


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