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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.

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
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
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
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
Margie Stewart
as Page Girl
Jane Allen
as Dancer
Chili Williams
as Goldwyn Girl
Ray Nyles
as Dancer
Grace Johnson
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
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An eye-catching colorful musical comedy.

April 6, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

December 16, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

June 30, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Kaye empresta toda sua histriônica energia aos dois personagens que interpreta, compensando a irregularidade do roteiro com sua graça habitual.

January 20, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Kaye at his most delightful: Potato salad! Prospect Park!

July 15, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

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