Double Dynamite

Double Dynamite

Director: Irving Cummings Cast: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra

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Overview

One man's good luck leaves a very bad impression in this comedy. Johnny Dalton (Frank Sinatra) and Mildred Goodhug (Jane Russell) are two tellers working at the same bank who have fallen in love and want to get married. However, neither is making much money, and Johnny doesn't want to set a date until he has some savings in the bank. Emil J. Keck (Groucho Marx), a pal of Johnny's who waits tables at a diner, suggests that it can't be that difficult to "find" some money in a bank, but Johnny prefers to stay on the straight and narrow. However, Johnny enjoys a sudden windfall after he happens upon "Hot Horse" Harris (Nestor Paiva), a racetrack tout being beaten up by ne'er-do-wells, and breaks up the fight. Grateful Harris places a bet on a "can't lose" horse in Johnny's name, and suddenly Johnny is $60,000 richer. But before Johnny and Mildred can enjoy their good fortune, word leaks out that someone has embezzled $70,000 from the bank, and the suddenly prosperous Johnny seems a likely suspect. Double Dynamite was produced under Howard Hughes' supervision at RKO, but bad blood between Hughes and Sinatra led to "Ol' Blue Eyes" receiving third billing for the film's leading role; the film also spent over a year on the shelf before finally hitting theaters.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2019
UPC: 0883929689934
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 18,307

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Russell Mildred "Mibs" Goodhug
Groucho Marx Emil J. Keck
Frank Sinatra Johnny Dalton
Don McGuire Bob Pulsifer, Jr.
Howard Freeman R.B. Pulsifer, Sr.
Frank Orth Mr. Kofer
Harry Hayden J.L. McKissack
William Edmunds Baganucci
Russell Thorson Tailman
William Norton Bailey Bank Guard
Benny Burt Waiter
Jack Chefe Chef
Claire Du Brey Hatchet-Faced Lady
Bill Erwin Actor
Jack Gargan Man
Harold Goodwin Lieutenant
Richard H. Gordon Actor
Mike Lally Actor
Al Murphy Waiter
Jim Nolan Actor
Gil Perkins Man
Lee Phelps Detective
Charles Regan Man
Billy Snyder Wire Service Man
Charles Sullivan Sergeant
Lillian West Hotel Maid
Jack Jahries Actor
Nestor Paiva Bookie
George Chandler Messenger
Charles Coleman Second Santa Claus
Hal K. Dawson Mr. Hartman
Jean de Briac Maitre D'
Joe Devlin Frankie-Boy
Ida Moore Little old lady
Lou Nova Max
Harry Seymour Police Sergeant

Technical Credits
Irving Cummings Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Harry Crane Screenwriter
Irving Cummings Producer
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Field M. Gray Art Director
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Harry Marker Editor
Harley Miller Set Decoration/Design
Leo Rosten Original Story
Melville Shavelson Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Jule Styne Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Double Dynamite
1. Chapter 1 [10:33]
2. Chapter 2 [10:11]
3. Chapter 3 [10:20]
4. Chapter 4 [10:17]
5. Chapter 5 [3:23]
6. Chapter 6 [13:21]
7. Chapter 7 [11:00]
8. Chapter 8 [11:22]

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