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Double Dynamite (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 25 December 1951 (USA)
An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Melville Shavelson (screenplay), Harry Crane (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Russell ... Mildred 'Mibs' Goodhue
Groucho Marx ... Emile J. Keck
Frank Sinatra ... Johnny Dalton
Don McGuire ... R.B. 'Bob' Pulsifer Jr.
Howard Freeman ... R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
Nestor Paiva ... 'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
Frank Orth ... Mr. Kofer
Harry Hayden ... J.L. McKissack
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Mr. Baganucci
Russell Thorson ... Internal Revenue Service Tailman (as Russ Thorson)
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Storyline

Bank teller Johnny Dalton, too poor to marry his sweetheart 'Mibs' Goodhug, saves a big-time bookie from a beating and receives a munificent reward...which just happens to match a mysterious shortage at the bank! Will Johnny's pal, eccentric waiter Emile, get him out of trouble...or in so deep he'll never get out? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Place Is Exploding With Laughter !

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Only Money See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of director Irving Cummings. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Dalton: This is the place! I remember. They had a lot of phones here and all kinds of betting going on - all over the country. And that guy still owes me $20,000. Where's the man with the sunglasses?
[walks into the next room]
Johnny Dalton: Why, you're not wearing sunglasses? And - you're not even a man!
Crossdressing Woman in a Suit: I'm glad you could tell the difference!
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Connections

Referenced in Biography: Jane Russell: Body and Soul (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesse James
(uncredited)
Sung by Groucho Marx
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A lot of fun!
1 October 2003 | by Ziggy-35See all my reviews

I don't know why this kooky little film hasn't received better notices. As a huge fan of both Groucho Marx and The Voice, "Double Dynamite" was a dream come true. Groucho hasn't been this funny since "Duck Soup," and Ol' Blue Eyes plays off him beautifully. If there's a complaint here, it's that there aren't enough musical numbers. "It's Only Money" (a duet between Frank and Groucho) is a show-stopper.


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