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Double Dynamite

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1951
  • Irving Cummings
  • 77 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Jane Russell, Groucho Marx and Frank Sinatra. A lowly bank clerk finds himself in hot water when a bet placed in his name by a grateful bookie wins him $60,000 - then $75,000 goes missing from the bank!

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Thanks to a favour from a bookie (Nestor Paiva), a decent young bank clerk (Frank Sinatra) wins a fortune on a race. When $75,000 goes missing from the bank, however, the clerk's fiancée (Jane Russell) and unconventional waiter friend (Groucho Marx) are convinced he stole his new-found wealth. Apart from an occasional laugh supplied by Groucho, this is a thin and dismally unfunny comedy that does nothing for anybody, especially the audience. It's directed by Irving Cummings for the eccentric Howard Hughes, who withheld release for three years while publicising it on the strength of Russell's breasts, rather as he had done with The Outlaw a few years earlier. This time the ploy failed.

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Credits

Cast

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Mildred "Mibs" GoodhugJane Russell
Emil J KeckGroucho Marx
Johnny DaltonFrank Sinatra
Bob Pulsifer JrDon McGuire
RB Pulsifer SrHoward Freeman
JL McKissackHarry Hayden
"Hot Horse" HarrisNestor Paiva
MaxLou Nova

Crew

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DirectorIrving Cummings

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Released on
1952-01-07
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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