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Who's Got the Action? (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1 March 1963 (West Germany)
A hunch horse-player's marriage is threatened by his betting ways; in desperation, his wife becomes his bookie.

Director:

Daniel Mann

Writers:

Alexander Rose (novel), Jack Rose
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Steve Flood
Lana Turner ... Melanie Flood
Eddie Albert ... Clint Morgan
Walter Matthau ... Tony Gagouts
Paul Ford ... Judge Boatwright
Nita Talbot ... Saturday Knight
Lewis Charles ... Clutch
John McGiver ... Judge Fogel
Margo ... Roza
Jack Albertson ... Officer Hodges
Alexander Rose Alexander Rose ... Mr. Goody
Ned Glass ... Baldy
Dan Tobin ... Mr. Sanford
Mack Gray ... Hood
John Indrisano ... Hood
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A hunch horse-player's marriage is threatened by his betting ways; in desperation, his wife becomes his bookie.

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The most riotous bedtime story in years! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Come ingannare mio marito See more »

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Amro-Claude-Mea See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Lana Turner says in her biography that Dean Martin took two or even three hours lunch break whilst his co stars took only one. See more »

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Who's Got The Action?
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by George Duning
Performed by Dean Martin
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"I've Got the horse right here...................."
30 October 2005 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

You know if this were a serious film, Lana Turner would have hustled off Dean Martin to Gamblers Anonymous and that would be the end of it. But movie comedy demands a crazy scheme as a premise.

In a scheme worthy of Lucy Ricardo, Lana decides to take over Dino's action. She enlists his lecherous law partner Eddie Albert in on it. Albert pretends that he's got a new bookie who's the best in town. Martin goes for it.

Of course the idea is based on the fact that Dino will lose, but the money will then stay in the family. Instead Dino gets on a hot streak causing all kinds of unforeseen complications.

Who's Got the Action has a cast full of familiar faces doing what they do best. I suppose tops in the supporting cast is Walter Matthau, playing big time bookie who's wondering who's the new competition in town stealing the action from a mounting list of his heaviest bettors.

Not the best that either lead has ever done, but still fine entertainment.


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