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Double Dynamite


Double Dynamite


Year: 1951

Director: Irving Cummings

US Premiere: 25 December 1951

Copyright 1951 RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Plot Summary

Comedy where Frank Sinatra plays a bank clerk who is accused of theft.


Jane Russell - Mildred 'Mibs' Goodhue
Groucho Marx - Emile J. Keck
Frank Sinatra - Johnny Dalton
Don McGuire - R.B. 'Bob' Pulsifer Jr.
Howard Freeman - R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
Nestor Paiva - 'Hot Horse' Harris, the Bookie
Frank Orth - Mr. Kofer
Harry Hayden - J.L. McKissack, the Bank Manager
William Edmunds - Mr. Baganucci
Russ Thorson - IRS Tailman
Fred Aldrich - Policeman
William Bailey - Bank Guard
Benny Burt - Nick, Waiter at the Hotel
Steve Carruthers - Restaurant Patron
George Chandler - Messenger Delivering Mink Coat
Jack Chefe - Pierre, the Chef
Charles Coleman - Second Santa Claus outside Stylebest Shirt Shop
Hal K. Dawson - Mr. Hartman from Store Complaints Department
Jean De Briac - Henri, the Maitre D'
Dickie Derrel - Boy
Joe Devlin - Frankie Boy
Helen Dickson - Bank Teller
Claire Du Brey - Stylebest Shirt Shop Manager
Bill Erwin - Man
Jack Gargan - Bookmaker
Kenneth Gibson - Man in Bank
Harold Goodwin - Police Lieutenant
Dick Gordon - Bookie
Jack Jahries - Man
Virgil Johanson - Santa Claus outside Bank
Kermit Kegley - Leftie, the Goon
Kenner G. Kemp - Man in Bookie Parlor
Harry Kingston - Goon
Mike Lally - Man
Tom London - Grinning Police Patrolman
Wilbur Mack - Committee Man
Harry Mayo - Policeman
Ida Moore - Sewing Room Supervisor
Al Murphy - Waiter
Jim Nolan - Detective
Lou Nova - Max, Hood in Santa Claus Suit
Gil Perkins - Bookie
Lee Phelps - Detective
Charles Regan - Man
Dick Rush - Policeman
Jeffrey Sayre - Customer outside Bank
Harry Seymour - Rosenthal, Police Dispatcher
Billy Snyder - Wire Service Man
Charles Sullivan - Sam, Police Sergeant
Lillian West - Hotel Maid

Production Crew

Screenplay - Melville Shavelson
Additional Dialogue - Harry Crane
Story - Leo Rosten
Based on Character Created by - Mannie Manheim
Songs - Jule Styne (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Director of Photography - Robert de Grasse A.S.C.
Art Directors - Albert S. D'Agostini, Feild M. Gray
Set Decorations - Darrell Silvera, Harley Miller
Makeup Supervision - Gordon Bau
Musical Score - Leigh Harline
Musical Director - C. Bakaleinikoff
Film Editor - Harry Marker
Sound - Phil Brigandi, Clem Portman
Assistant Director - James Lane
Producer - Irving Cummings Jr.
Co-Producer - Irwin Allen (uncredited)
Director - Irving Cummings


  • This was actually the first movie for which Irwin Allen had a production role. Filming was actually completed in 1948, but the release was delayed to allow for the change of name. Irwin worked again with producer Irving Cummings Jr. on Where Danger Lives which premiered before this movie in 1950 and on A Girl in Every Port in 1952.
  • Double Dynamite was originally called It's Only Money.
  • Irwin Allen was not credited for his co-producer role for this movie.
  • Producer Irving Cummings Jr. was the son of the director of this movie, Irving Cummings.
  • Russian-born musical director C. Bakaleinikoff's full name was Constantin Romanovich Bakaleinikov.

Alternative Titles

Germany: Doppeltes Dynamit
Italy: Questi Dannati Quattrini
Spain: Don Dólar



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Watch Online

Double Dynamite is currently available to watch in the UK on BBC iPlayer.