Double Dynamite

Synopsis: Bank teller Johnny Dalton, too poor to marry his sweetheart 'Mibs' Goodhug, saves a big-time bookie from a beating and receives a munificent reward...which just happens to match a mysterious shortage at the bank! Will Johnny's pal, eccentric waiter Emile, get him out of trouble...or in so deep he'll never get out?
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director(s): Irving Cummings
Production: Warner Home Video
80 min

Mibs, do you think I enjoy

handing out money to other people...

...and then spending all afternoon adding up

how much I handed out all morning?

I hate banking. I hate figures.

I hate addition and subtraction.

And I hate being an old maid.

Oh, baby.

I wish we could get married today...

...but without that raise, it...

Well, look, our combined

gross annual income is $4212.25.

Before taxes.

You have it all figured out to the penny,

haven't you?

You've got your whole life planned

like a bank statement.

My father got married

when he was only making $ 18 a week.

And steak was 9 cents a pound.

No, baby, it won't work.

It's too much of a gamble.

Well, what's wrong with gambling?

That kind?

What's wrong with taking a chance

and getting married...

...just because you love somebody

so much...?

What would we use for money?

You'll get lucky, Johnny.

Look at my uncle Julius.

He got married a pauper. Overnight,

he made a fortune in the lumber business.

- Overnight?

- They discovered trees on his property.

Emil, they want you in the kitchen.

Somebody must want you.

If you were half the man she thinks you are,

you'd marry this lovely girl right now.

Even if you had to live in a tree.

Remember, Johnny, a man in love

is never afraid to take the long chance.

The trouble with you

is you don't really love Mildred at all.

Maybe that is it.

Would a man who loved you

eat like that at a time like this?


- I'm hungry. Is that such a crime?

A man who loved you,

like Sam Schlemmer...

...would rob for you, steal for you,

murder for you.

- Live in a tree for me.

- Exactly. But not Johnny. Oh, no.

What he's really thinking is,

"I've led this girl along for three years...

...and now that she's thinking of marriage,

how can I start a quarrel and get rid of her?"

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Melville Shavelson

Melville Shavelson (April 1, 1917 – August 8, 2007) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He was President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw) from 1969 to 1971, 1979 to 1981, and 1985 to 1987. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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