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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

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Gloves Malloy (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Spats Baxter (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Betsy McGuire (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Isobel Stuart (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Peanuts (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Jinks Murphy (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Vince Marlowe (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Pop (Segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Joey Popchik (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Troubles Moran (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Mama Popchik (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Mrs. Updike (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
'Pop' Popchik (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Angie Popchik (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Johnny Danko (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Dick Cummings (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Dr. Blaine (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Dr. Bowers (segment Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Clay Hodges ...
Sailor Lawson (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Tony Norton (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Peter Stader ...
Barney Keegle (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as Peter T. Stader)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
The Announcer (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as James Lennon)
Judge (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Mr. Pennington (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Reporter (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Tinkle Johnson (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933)
Jury Foreman (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Hood #1 (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Mover #2 (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Hood #2 (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Mover #1 (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933") (as Robert Herron)
Sparring Partner (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as Denver R. Mattson)
Jimmy Nickerson ...
Freddie Fox (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as James Nickerson)
Referee #1 (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as Harvey G. Parry)
Wally Rose ...
Referee #2 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Fred Scheiwiller ...
Keegle's Manager (segment "Dynamite Hands")
James J. Casino ...
Keegle's Second (segment "Dynamite Hands")
John McKee ...
Timekeeper (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as John R. McKee)
Gary Stokes ...
Timekeeper (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Garth Thompson ...
Irish Goldberg (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Clifford Happy ...
K.O. Brown (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Terry L. Nichols ...
Kid Gale (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Larry Hayden ...
Fighter #4 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Patrick Omeirs ...
Fighter #5 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Michael Rodgers ...
Tiger Barnes (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Killer Wales (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as Thomas Morga)
Clarence Beatty ...
Zito Prima (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Charlie Murray ...
Fan #1 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Evelyn Moriarty ...
Fan #2 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Fan #3 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Jack Slate ...
Fan #4 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Michael Lansing ...
Fan #5 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Hood #3 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Hood #4 (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Trixie Lane (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Kitty (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Gussie (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Motorcycle Cop (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Sebastian Brook ...
Fritz (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Jerry von Hoeltke ...
Theater Workman (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933") (as Jerry Von Hoeltke)
Paula Jones ...
Chorus Girl (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
John Henry ...
Chorus Boy (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Self - Introductory Segments (uncredited)
Nikki D'Amico ...
Lead Dancer (uncredited)
Cab Driver (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933") (uncredited)
Peter Paul Eastman ...
Jury Member (uncredited)
Bud Hazlett ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Morgan Lane ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Saverio LoMedico ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Extra (uncredited)
Arnold Roberts ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Hunter Roberts ...
Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

Stanley Donen

Written by

Larry Gelbart ... (written by) and
Sheldon Keller ... (written by)

Produced by

Stanley Donen ... producer
Martin Starger ... executive producer

Music by

Ralph Burns

Cinematography by

Charles Rosher Jr. ... (segment "Dynamite Hands")
Bruce Surtees ... (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")

Film Editing by

George Hively

Editorial Department

Wes McAfee ... associate film editor (as Wesley John McAfee)
Larry Morrison ... assistant film editor

Casting By

Dianne Crittenden ... (as Diane Crittenden)

Art Direction by

Jack Fisk

Set Decoration by

Jerry Wunderlich

Costume Design by

Patricia Norris ... (as Patty Norris)

Makeup Department

Del Acevedo ... makeup artist
Edwin Butterworth ... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Hazel Catmull ... hair stylist
Michael Germain ... makeup artist
Renate Leuschner ... hair stylist
Joe McKinney ... makeup artist (as Joseph McKinney)

Production Management

Richard L. O'Connor ... executive in charge of production
James Potter ... post-production supervisor
Jonathan Sanger ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Mark Johnson ... second assistant director
Jonathan Sanger ... assistant director
Lorraine Senna ... second assistant director

Art Department

Chris Horner ... set designer
Clay Johnston ... construction coordinator
Johnny Lattanzio ... paint foreman (as John Lattanzio)
Ray Mercer Jr. ... property master (as Ray Mercer)
George Szeptycki ... assistant art director (as J. George Szeptycki)
Van C. Unger ... construction foreman
Nigel A. Boucher ... leadman (uncredited)
Frank L. Brown ... leadman (uncredited)
Phillip Garrett ... head draper (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Arthur Shippee ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Frank White ... labor (uncredited)

Sound Department

David Dockendorf ... re-recording mixer
Don Merritt ... boom operator (as Donald R. Merritt)
James E. Webb ... sound mixer (as James Webb Jr.)
Bill Wistrom ... sound effects editor (as William Wistrom)
Chris McLaughlin ... boom operator (uncredited)
Lee Strosnider ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent ... dance foley (uncredited)

Special Effects by

William H. Schirmer ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)


Bud Ekins ... stunt double
Denver Mattson ... fight coordinator
James Winburn ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

Jack Courtland ... camera operator (as John C. Courtland)
Robert E. Dawes Jr. ... assistant cameraman (as Robert Dawes Jr.)
Tim Evans ... gaffer
Ron Francis ... camera operator
Charles Holmes ... gaffer
Thomas Laughridge ... camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
Tony Ledger ... key grip (as Anthony Leger)
Elliott Marks ... still photographer
Gordon Paschal ... assistant cameraman
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. ... camera operator (as Richard M. Rawlings)
Joe Valdez ... assistant cameraman
Robert Bennett ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Michael Breen ... best boy: CBS (uncredited)
Joe Garcia ... electrician (uncredited)
John Garcia ... best boy (uncredited)
Robert Jason ... electrician (uncredited)
Dave La Rocca ... grip (uncredited)
Harry Rez ... key grip (uncredited)
Patrick J. Vitolla ... grip (uncredited)
Jacque E. Wallace ... second grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

Tom Seidman ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Winnie D. Brown ... costumer
Jered Green ... costumer (as Jered Edd Green)
Nancy Martinelli ... costumer
G. Tony Scarano ... costumer (as Tony Scarano)

Location Management

Vahan Moosekian ... location manager

Music Department

Ralph Burns ... songs: music
Buster Davis ... songs: music / vocal arrangements
Larry Gelbart ... songs: lyrics
Sheldon Keller ... songs: lyrics
Michael Tronick ... music editor
John Caper Jr. ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Judy Rosenthal ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

Paul Casella Jr. ... transportation coordinator (as Paul Casella)
James Womack ... transportation co-captain (as Bud Womack)
Raymond Bastonero ... driver (uncredited)
L.K. Hansmann ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

Ellen Adolph ... associate auditor
Bill Beaumont ... craft service (as William Beaumont)
Penny Brocato ... craft service
Stanley Brossette ... unit publicist (as Stan Brossette)
Ross Brown ... production assistant
Lew Grade ... presenter
Michael Kidd ... Baxter's Beauties of 1933 musical numbers staged by
Dan Perri ... title designer
Richard D. Schenk ... production assistant
Teresa Stokovic ... production coordinator
Rusty Warren ... production auditor
Jerry Trent ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Three movie genres of the 1930s are satirized in this spoof of the traditional double feature. In "Dynamite Hands", a delivery boy turns prizefighter in order to raise enough money for his kid sister's eye operation. Later, however, he turns his back on his father-figure manager and librarian girlfriend when he is distracted by a flashy gangster and sexy night club diva. Intermission has a coming-attractions trailer for "Zero Hour", a World War I aviation drama. In the second feature, "Baxter's Beauties of 1933" a Broadway impresario hears he has only a month to live and is determined to mount one more hit on the boards. When his drunken diva of a star cannot go on opening night, he finds that the ingénue he chooses to replace her is his long-estranged daughter, whom he has not seen since she was a girl. All three stories feature the same cast in repertoire. Written by

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Double Feature (United States)
  • Folie-Folie (France)
  • Movie movie (Spain)
  • Elävät kuvat (Finland)
  • Film film (Romania)
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  • 105 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia In the original theatrical release, "Dynamite Hands" which was filmed in color, was printed in black and white. The home video version uses the original color footage. Contrary to rumors, the video version was not colorized. See more »
Goofs Assuming Baxter's Beauties of 1933 had actually been shot in 1933, it would have used two-strip Technicolor, also known as Red Technicolor because it is particularly good at photographing the red spectrum. This is shot in the three-strip process, or Blue Technicolor, which would not be introduced until 1935. Additionally, most musicals would not be shot completely in color until the 1940s. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ice Castles/Same Time, Next Year/Caravans/American Graffiti/Movie Movie/Beyond and Back/The Late Great Planet Earth (1979). See more »
Crazy Credits The cast list in the closing credits is divided into two sections with headings Dynamite Hands and Baxter's Beauties of 1933. See more »
Quotes Joey Popchik: When a man says what's right, what's good, what's real, and what's true, then his mouth is ten feet tall.
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