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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:

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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

Assisted by The Modernaires (who did not appear in the movie), Frank Sinatra and Jane Russell recorded a Columbia single of their cozy film duet, "Kisses and Tears" (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn). An earlier Sinatra-Page Cavanaugh Trio waxing of the ditty hadn't been issued by Columbia. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Dalton: What happened here? Where are all the horses - I mean, the telephones? And what are all these women doing here without men?
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Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #2.32 (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesse James
(uncredited)
Sung by Groucho Marx
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Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, and especially Groucho Marx provide some fun in Double Dynamite
5 October 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this on a Netflix disc. It's the only teaming of Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, and Groucho Marx. It's largely because of the last name that I had in interest in seeing this and I wasn't disappointed as he's as funny as you expect him to be with all those wisecracks that cracks me up the way he does them. Sinatra shows his vocal chops to good effect when he duets with both Marx and Ms. Russell on their numbers. The supporting cast is also good of which one of them, William Edmonds, is one of the players from my favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life-he played Mr. Martini there. Here, he has a much bigger role of a restaurateur who's Groucho's boss as Groucho is a waiter here. The plot-about an embezzlement-gambling mixup-gets partially confusing but the way it's performed here, at least it wasn't boring, that's for sure! So on that note, I say Double Dynamite is worth a look.


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