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Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Music | 11 May 1934 (USA)
A struggling writer finds success writing scripts for a radio comic at the expense of his high-brow ambitions.

Director:

Elliott Nugent (uncredited)

Writers:

Maurine Dallas Watkins (screen play) (as Maureen Watkins), Ralph Spence (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Durante ... Moxie Straight
Lupe Velez ... Vera Mendez
Norman Foster ... Nick Montgomery
William Gargan ... George Ross
Marian Nixon ... Sylvia Montgomery
Eugene Pallette ... Sourwood Sam
Sterling Holloway ... Elmer Fleming
Minna Gombell ... Miss Le Seur
Leila Bennett ... Miss Mary Hoffman
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Bailey
Berton Churchill ... Mr. Rivers
Irene Franklin ... Mrs. Figg
Jackie Searl ... Robin Figg (as Jackie Searle)
Stanley Fields ... Pussy
Tom Kennedy ... Junior
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Storyline

A struggling writer finds success writing scripts for a radio comic at the expense of his high-brow ambitions.

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinamite... e Nada Mais! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy Durante and Lupe Velez were borrowed from MGM and Norman Foster was borrowed from Fox for this film. See more »

Goofs

NIck's telegram from Atlantic City to his secretary Mary is dated October 24. Later, when Moxie gets a report from the detective agency about Nick and Vera's trip to Atlantic City, it's dated September 15. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia: Don't lets go on like this. Questions and lies!
Nick: I'm sorry.
Sylvia: When we both know that you did go to Atlantic City!
Nick: I went for hot cakes!
Sylvia: With her!
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Connections

References Little Women (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Money in My Clothes
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Played and Sung by The Mills Brothers
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Early on J Durante vehicle
20 April 2012 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Nick (Norman Foster) has just moved to the big city, and suddenly he's looking for a new job. He hears Moxie (Durante) and Vera (Lupe Velez) performing on a radio show, and ends up writing jokes for the show. Also stars Marian Nixon as Sylvia. Nick is a simple working stiff, the straight man to the star Durante; Durante spends most of the film mixing up his words and doing physical gags. Fun film, if a little strained in some parts. Awesome supporting cast includes Franklin Pangborn as Bailey, Eugene Pallett as Sourwood, and Sterling Holloway as Fleming. It's the supporting cast that helps keep this thing moving along. Just about everyone sings a song in this one -- of course, Durante sings a couple, Lupe sings, and even the Mills Brothers. All that singing fits right in, and doesn't interfere with the story as it did in so many films. A scene by 13 year old Jack Searle was just annoying, which was probably the goal. Directed by Elliot Nugent, who would also go on to direct a whole bunch of Bob Hope films.


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