Wonder Man (1945)

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In this film, Danny Kaye appears as timid librarian Edwin Dingle and Edwin's extroverted twin brother, nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew. When Buzzy witnesses a gangland shooting, he himself is rubbed out. Before long, Edwin is visited by Buzzy's ghost, who persuades his bookish brother to bring the mobsters to justice.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
Embassy Home Entertainment

Cast

Danny Kaye
as Buzzy Bellew, Edwin Dingle
Virginia Mayo
as Ellen Shanley
Vera-Ellen
as Midge Mallon
Donald Woods
as Monte Rossen
S.Z. Sakall
as Schmidt
Steve Cochran
as Ten-Grand Jackson
Otto Kruger
as District Attorney R.J. O'Brien
Richard Land
as Assistant District Attorney Grosset
Richard Lane
as Assistant District Attorney Grosset
Natalie Schafer
as Mrs. Leland Hume
Huntz Hall
as Mike
Virginia Gilmore
as Girl Friend
Edward Gargan
as Cop in Park
Grant Mitchell
as Mr. Wagonseller
Gisela Werbiseck
as Mrs. Schmidt
Alice Mock
as Prima Donna
Mary Field
as Stenographer
Aldo Franchetti
as Opera Conductor
Maurice Cass
as Stage Manager
Luis Alberni
as Prompter
Noel Cravat
as Opera Singer
Nick Thompson
as Opera Singer
Nino Pipitone
as Opera Singer
Baldo Minuti
as Opera Singer
James Flavin
as Bus Driver
Jack Norton
as Drunk in Club
Frank Orth
as Bartender
Charles Irwin
as Drunk at Bar
Byron Foulger
as Customer
Frank Melton
as Waiter
Barbara La Rene
as Acrobatic Dancer
Albert Ruiz
as Specialty Dancer
Willard Van Simons
as Specialty Dancer
Chester Clute
as Man on Bus
Eddie Kane
as Headwaiter
Ray Teal
as Ticket Taker
Leon Belasco
as Pianist
Carol Haney
as Dancer
Ruth Valmy
as Goldwyn Girl
Alma Carroll
as Goldwyn Girl
Georgia Lange
as Goldwyn Girl
Karen X. Gaylord
as Goldwyn Girl
Mary Tyler Moore
as Goldwyn Girl
Gloria Delson
as Goldwyn Girl
Deannie Best
as Goldwyn Girl
Mary Meade
as Goldwyn Girl
Martha Montgomery
as Goldwyn Girl
Ellen Hall
as Goldwyn Girl
Phyllis Forbes
as Goldwyn Girl
Mary Jane Woods
as Goldwyn Girl
Janet Lavis
as Dancer
Margie Stewart
as Page Girl
Dorothy Jean
as Dancer
Betty Marion
as Dancer
Jane Allen
as Dancer
Jean Marley
as Dancer
Chili Williams
as Goldwyn Girl
Helen McCowan
as Dancer
Charles Teske
as Dancer
Ray Nyles
as Dancer
Bob Mascagno
as Dancer
Eddie Cutler
as Dancer
Allen Pinson
as Dancer
Grace Johnson
as Entertainer
Dorothy Koster Paul
as Entertainer
Loretta Daye
as Entertainer
Susan Scott
as Entertainer
Alice Stansfield
as Entertainer
Betty Lane
as Entertainer
Mickey Malloy
as Entertainer
Alice Kersten
as Entertainer
Billy Wayne
as Wardrobe Man
Eddie Acuff
as Pelican Club Doorman
Harry Depp
as Pelican Club Extra
John Kelly
as Cab Driver
Sarah Selby
as Woman in Library
William Newell
as Pelican Club Extra
Jim Farley
as Stage Hand
Mary Moore
as Goldwyn Girl
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Critic Reviews for Wonder Man

All Critics (8)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An eye-catching colorful musical comedy.

Full Review… | April 5, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The premise is a thin thread on which the Goldwyn creative team hang big numbers, often barely related to the plot.

Full Review… | December 16, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Wonder Man

Lavish Technicolor musical comedy features Danny Kaye in one of his best roles as twin brothers; Vera Ellen makes her film debut dancing to the Oscar-nominated song "So in Love."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt
½

In this quintessential Danny Kaye vehicle, which won the special effects Oscar, the star plays the first of his several screen twins, a shy intellectual and a club entertainer.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Oh what a comical wit Danny Kaye had! Highly entertaining for all classic lovers! And if you are a fan of slapstick comedy and looney tune characteristic people, this is a movie you have got to see!

Sean Read
Sean Read

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