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The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 May 1963 (Sweden)
An employee at Diner's Club issues a credit card to a well-known mobster and has to retrieve it in order to keep his job.


Frank Tashlin


William Peter Blatty (screenplay) (as Bill Blatty), William Peter Blatty (story) (as Bill Blatty) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Danny Kaye ... Ernest Klenk
Cara Williams ... Sugar Pye
Martha Hyer ... Lucy
Telly Savalas ... Foots Pulardos
Everett Sloane ... Mr. Martindale
Kaye Stevens ... Bea Frampton
Howard Caine ... Claude Bassanio
George Kennedy ... George
Jay Novello ... Mooseghian
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Ella Trask
Ronald Long ... Minister


An employee at Diner's Club issues a credit card to a well-known mobster and has to retrieve it in order to keep his job.

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There Goes That Song Again
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Played in the score and partially sung by Cara Williams
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Slower moving than I remembered it
27 December 2015 | by CornanTheIowanSee all my reviews

This may be (I only did a little research) Danny Kaye's final lead role in the movies, yet comes only a few years after our favorite Danny Kaye movie, Me And The Colonel. I enjoyed The Man From the Diner's Club when I first watched it, which must have been whenever it arrived on television after its release in 1962-63 (when I was nine years old).

Seen today, the movie generally moves too slowly, especially in the beginning, as if most of the movie is a set up for the final climax and resolution. Yet the movie never quite catches fire, perhaps held back by the reliance on the familiar Danny Kaye "schtick", which by this point in his career must have been very familiar to theater goers.

We watched it during the Christmas holiday, 2015, as I wanted to share my decades old fondness for the film with my best friend, who gradually warmed to the movie as it developed.

But for me, a dyed in the wool Danny Kaye fan, the film stayed slow until the end.

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Release Date:

20 May 1963 (Sweden) See more »

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| (Cinemax)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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