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Double Dynamite

Released Dec 25, 1951 1h 20m Comedy List
Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Johnny Dalton (Frank Sinatra), a poor bank teller who works tirelessly to save enough money to marry his doting girlfriend (Jane Russell), comes across a fortune when he rescues a duplicitous bookie (Nestor Paiva) from attackers. As a misguided sign of thanks, the bookie gives Dalton an ample cash gift -- which curiously matches the amount missing from his bank. Now suspected of embezzlement, the bewildered Dalton turns to his best friend, a wily and wacky waiter (Groucho Marx), for help. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Bob Thomas Associated Press Double Dynamite is a foolish concoction, but a fairly diverting one. Jul 30, 2019 Full Review Patrick McDonald WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) This is not-bad comedy about a mix up with money at the bank Frank and Jane work at that Groucho makes better, and Frank is in full 1940s bobbysoxer crooner mode, but handles the comedy pretty well. Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 17, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Only bearable because of a few trademark Groucho Marx quips. Rated: C Jun 22, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A cast of classic cinema era giants doesn't guarantee a successful movie and this turgid comedy does no favours for the legacy of Groucho Marx and Frank Sinatra. Definitely B movie fare to be coupled with a cheap bit of sci-fi tosh at the drive-in. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved this movie--but I am biased towards many (most older) films with Frank Sinatra and/or Jane Russell in them--whom I must say were both adorable in this film. Comedy was more innocent back then--and I liked that the film also centered around Christmas time. Jane did, indeed, play the "dumb brunette" and Grouch Marx was also fabulous in this film. Lots of clean fun! And especially fun to watch before the holidays! Recommended. In the book of Proverbs, it says "Laughter is like a medicine" (Living word translation). Especially now in these challenging times! 2 Timothy 1: 7 - For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member If it were not for the cast, this comedy would be completely forgettable. Frank Sintra plays a goofy bank clerk who comes into a large sum of money but is then suspected of stealing it from his place of work. His good buddy Groucho Marx helps him avoid arrest, hide the money, and also to woo his girlfriend, Jane Russell. There's really nothing of note here except for seeing three major stars in a very dull comedy. Still, their star power is enough to carry the film and make it watchable for fans. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member ★★ (out of four) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review s r Had to see it for he Groucho Frankie combo. It was alright, but I'll never need to see it again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member only reason to watch-groucho Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Johnny Dalton (Frank Sinatra), a poor bank teller who works tirelessly to save enough money to marry his doting girlfriend (Jane Russell), comes across a fortune when he rescues a duplicitous bookie (Nestor Paiva) from attackers. As a misguided sign of thanks, the bookie gives Dalton an ample cash gift -- which curiously matches the amount missing from his bank. Now suspected of embezzlement, the bewildered Dalton turns to his best friend, a wily and wacky waiter (Groucho Marx), for help.
Director
Irving Cummings
Producer
Irving Cummings
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 25, 1951, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 18, 2016
Runtime
1h 20m
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