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Double Dynamite (It's Only Money) (1951)





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In this comedy, Johnny Dalton (Frank Sinatra) and Mildred Goodhug (Jane Russell) are a struggling couple who both work jobs at a local bank in the hope of earning enough money to be able to marry. When a good deed sends $60 thousand Johnny's way, he and Mildred are finally in a financial position to get married. However, when the bank managers subsequently discovers that the bank is missing $75 thousand, Johnny must keep his winnings secret or be accused of embezzlement.

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Frank Sinatra
as Johnny Dalton
Groucho Marx
as Emile J. Keck
Jane Russell
as Mildred 'Mibs' Goodhue
Don McGuire
as R.B. Pulsifer Jr.
Howard Freeman
as R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
Harry Hayden
as J.L. McKissack
Nestor Paiva
as `Hot Horse' Harris
Joe Devlin
as Frankie-Boy
Frank Orth
as Mr. Kofer
William Edmunds
as Baganucci
Charles Coleman
as Santa Claus
Ida Moore
as Little old lady
Hal K. Dawson
as Mr. Hartman
George Chandler
as Messenger
Jean De Briac
as Maitre D'
Benny Burt
as Waiter
Billy Snyder
as Wire Service Man
Claire Du Brey
as Hatchet-Faced Lady
Virgil Johanson
as Santa Claus
Al Murphy
as Waiter
Jim Nolan
as Detective
Lee Phelps
as Detective
Lillian West
as Hotel Maid
Harry Seymour
as Police Sergeant
Harold Goodwin
as Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for Double Dynamite (It's Only Money)

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Only bearable because of a few trademark Groucho Marx quips.

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Audience Reviews for Double Dynamite (It's Only Money)

A hilarious movie with great actors. I wish Groucho had done more movies like this one. Anyway, check it out, it's a good movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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Lame comedy made when Sinatra was at a low point. Jane, saddled with an unattractive hairdo and apparently directed to act like a fool and speak in a voice a few octaves higher then her own was just starting out and hadn't blossomed into the great broad she became a few years down the road.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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As for as old movies go, this one is just okay. Groucho is funny as always and the unusual pairing with Sinatra works fairly well for the most part. I didn't like Russell very much though. She just seemed very slow most of the time. I don't know if that's her character or how she acted in everything, but I just didn't like her. And the main title has nothing to do with the movie (just some of Russell's own "assets"), so they should have stuck with the secondary title. There are a few chuckles in the movie though and most of them come from Groucho as always, with the best joke pointed at Sinatra. If they cut out everything, but the scenes with Groucho, then you'd have a short movie worth watching worth at least a couple laughs. "Well, I like THIS!" "You do? Well, join me!"

James Stacey
James Stacey

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