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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.

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Edwin Dingle / Buzzy Bellew
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Ellen Shanley
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Midge Mallon
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Monte Rossen
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Schmidt
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Chimp
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Torso
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Ten Grand Jackson
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District Attorney
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Assistant District Attorney
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Mrs. Hume
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Sailor
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Sailor's Girl Friend
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Policeman in Park (as Ed Gargan)
Alice Mock ...
Prima Donna
Gisela Werbisek ...
Mrs. Schmidt
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The Goldwyn Girls (as The Goldwyn Girls)
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Pelican Club Doorman (uncredited)
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Opera Prompter (uncredited)
Jane Allen ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Assistant District Attorney's Wife (uncredited)
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Pianist (uncredited)
Deannie Best ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron / Opera Patron (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Maurice Cass ...
Opera Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Man on Bus (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Pelican Club Patron (uncredited)
Noel Cravat ...
Opera Singer (uncredited)
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Fortune Teller (uncredited)
Maureen Cunningham ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Eddie Cutler ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Loretta Daye ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Gloria Delson ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Harry Depp ...
Man at Library (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ...
Cop (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Stage Hand (uncredited)
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Pelican Club Patron (uncredited)
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Miss Hutchison - the Police Stenographer (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Pelican Club Patron / DIstrict Attorney's Wife (uncredited)
Phyllis Forbes ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Deli Customer (uncredited)
Aldo Franchetti ...
Opera Conductor (uncredited)
Gloria Franks ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Pelican Club Paron (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ...
Drunk at Bar (uncredited)
Dorothy Jean ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Stage Hand (uncredited)
Grace Johnson ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ...
Pierre - the Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Virginia Kepler ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Alice Kersten ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
Dorothy Koster ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Stagehand at Opera (uncredited)
Barbara La Rene ...
Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)
Billie Lane ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
Georgia Lange ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Janet Lavis ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Mickey Malloy ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
Betty Marion ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Marley ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Mascagno ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Helen McAllister ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
Helen McGowan ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Pelican Club Patron (uncredited)
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Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Baldo Minuti ...
Opera Singer (uncredited)
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Mr. Wagonseller (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Mary Moore ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Roseanne Murray ...
Chorine (uncredited)
William Newell ...
Man at Library (uncredited)
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Drunk in Club (uncredited)
Ray Nyles ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Pelican Club Patron (uncredited)
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Charlie - the Bartender (uncredited)
Walter Pietila ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Opera Singer (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Susan Scott ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
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Woman in Library (uncredited)
Georgann Smith ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Stage Hand (uncredited)
Alice Stansfield ...
Entertainer (uncredited)
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Pelican Club Patron (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Opera Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Charles Teske ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Opera Singer (uncredited)
Doris Toddings ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Willard Van Simmons ...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ...
Wardrobe Man (uncredited)
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Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Mary Jane Woods ...
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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H. Bruce Humberstone ... (as Bruce Humberstone)

Written by

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Don Hartman ... (screenplay) &
Melville Shavelson ... (screenplay) and
Philip Rapp ... (screenplay)
 
Jack Jevne ... (adaptation) and
Eddie Moran ... (adaptation)
 
Arthur Sheekman ... (original story)

Produced by

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Samuel Goldwyn ... producer

Music by

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Ray Heindorf ... (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Victor Milner ... director of photography
William E. Snyder ... director of photography (as William Snyder)
Karl Struss ... director of photography (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Daniel Mandell

Editorial Department

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Doug Denis ... editorial manager (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ernst Fegté
Perry Ferguson ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Howard Bristol ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Travis Banton ... (costumes)
Mary Grant ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Nina Roberts ... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff ... makeup

Production Management

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Harve Foster ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William McGarry ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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McClure Capps ... associate art director

Sound Department

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Fred Lau ... sound recorder
Larry Gannon ... sound (uncredited)
Arthur Johns ... sound effects (uncredited)
Gordon Sawyer ... sound director (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Harry Redmond Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects (as John Fulton)

Music Department

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Louis Forbes ... musical director
Ray Heindorf ... conductor: musical numbers / orchestrator: musical numbers
Paul Neal ... music mixer (uncredited)
David Rose ... music director (uncredited)
Murray Spivack ... music mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Samuel Goldwyn ... presenter
Natalie Kalmus ... Technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski ... associate Technicolor color director
John Wray ... dances
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 , corrected by dondeanadelaney@gmail.com

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Taglines It's Gala-Gala with Girls, Gaiety and that Goldwyn Glamour! (original poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le joyeux phénomène (France)
  • Der Wundermann (Germany)
  • Un hombre fenómeno (Spain)
  • L'uomo meraviglia (Italy)
  • Um Rapaz do Outro Mundo (Brazil)
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  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Film debut of Vera-Ellen. See more »
Goofs For a couple of shots during their encounter at Prospect Park, it's obviously a body double for Danny Kaye as Buzzy. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Playboys (1992). See more »
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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 »
Quotes Edwin: I don't want to go to Brooklyn. You can't make me. I don't *want* to go to Brooklyn.
Bus Driver: None of us want to, bud, but we all gotta go sooner or later.
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