Strictly Dynamite

Strictly Dynamite

Jimmy Durante
Director: Elliott Nugent Cast: Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
, Lupe Velez
Lupe Velez
, Norman Foster
Norman Foster
Elliott Nugent


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Six writers were involved in the RKO Radio musical comedy Strictly Dynamite; ironically, the plot concerns a radio comedian who's running out of material. Jimmy Durante stars as Maxie Slaight, an airwaves mirthmaker who hires young Nick Montgomery (Norman Foster) as his new gag man. Before he knows what's happening, Maxie becomes enmeshed in a romantic triangle involving Nick, Nick's wife Sylvia (Marian Nixon), and Maxie's radio co-star Vera (Lupe Velez). The film's five songs are performed con brio by Durante, Velez, and the four Mills Brothers. Adapted from an unproduced play by the usually reliable Ralph Spence, Strictly Dynamite wasn't sufficiently successful to boost Jimmy Durante's flagging movie career, and within a year or so he'd be back on Broadway in Jumbo.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
UPC: 0883316338131
Original Release: 1934
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:11:00
Sales rank: 51,872

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jimmy Durante Moxie Slaight
Lupe Velez Vera
Norman Foster Nick Montgomery
William Gargan Georgie Ross
Marian Nixon Sylvia Montgomery
Mills Brothers Specialty
Minna Gombell Miss LeSeur
Sterling Holloway Fleming
Leila Bennett Actor
Franklin Pangborn Actor
Jackie Searl Actor
Stanley Fields Actor
Tom Kennedy Bodyguard
Mary Kornman Actor
Berton Churchill Actor
Irene Franklin Actor
Eugene Pallette Sourwood Sam

Technical Credits
Elliott Nugent Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
George Crone Editor
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Jack Harvey Screenwriter
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Milton M. Raison Screenwriter
Ralph Spence Screenwriter
H.N. Swanson Producer
Maurine Watkins Screenwriter

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