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Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 1945 (UK)
After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

Don Hartman (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Kaye ... Edwin Dingle / Buzzy Bellew
Virginia Mayo ... Ellen Shanley
Vera-Ellen ... Midge Mallon
Donald Woods ... Monte Rossen
S.Z. Sakall ... Schmidt
Allen Jenkins ... Chimp
Edward Brophy ... Torso
Steve Cochran ... Ten Grand Jackson
Otto Kruger ... District Attorney
Richard Lane ... Assistant District Attorney
Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Hume
Huntz Hall ... Sailor
Virginia Gilmore ... Sailor's Girl Friend
Edward Gargan ... Policeman in Park (as Ed Gargan)
Alice Mock Alice Mock ... Prima Donna
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Storyline

Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>, corrected by dondeanadelaney@gmail.com

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Taglines:

It's Gala-Gala with Girls, Gaiety and that Goldwyn Glamour! (original poster)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Film debut of Steve Cochran. See more »

Goofs

At the Pelican Club, Charlie mixes a Bromo for a weary customer. Transferring it to a second glass, it froths down the side onto the bar, but as the shot changes and he moves away, the bartop is dry. See more »

Quotes

District Attorney: Calm down, Mr. Bellew. You're as safe as a church.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: This Is Overseas Program no. 913 TO FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN: Pictures exhibited in this theatre are given to the armed forces for showing in combat areas around the world. WAR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY See more »


Soundtracks

Opera Number
(1945)
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited) and others
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User Reviews

 
Brilliant effects for the time and great fun to watch.
25 June 1999 | by moose-51See all my reviews

This is the first Danny Kaye film I've seen and I feel in love with what a wonderfully talented person he is. This film is great fun to watch and if you're looking for something that is light, funny, romantic, enjoyable, and has a lovely plot with good effects, this is it. Kaye is a charming, sweet, and appealing character, and when his ghost twin enters his body whenever he feels like it, his performance is even funnier, especially the scene in the wings of the theatre where he makes farmyard noises into the telephone! Definitely recommended to anyone who loves Kaye's comedy, or simply wants an hour or two of entertaining fun!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonder Man See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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