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Double or Nothing (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Short | 20 April 1940 (USA)
This short subject has a clever gimmick- the cast consists of doubles for noted actors and actresses. The plot has Lee Dixon hit on the head and imagining he is in a series of movie scenes.... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Mack

Writers:

Cyrus Wood (as Cyrus D. Wood), Eddie Forman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Dixon ... Bill
The Hollywood Doubles The Hollywood Doubles ... Hollywood Doubles
Ed Smalle's Octet Ed Smalle's Octet ... Cantina Chorus
John Elliott John Elliott ... Cantina Baritone
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Storyline

This short subject has a clever gimmick- the cast consists of doubles for noted actors and actresses. The plot has Lee Dixon hit on the head and imagining he is in a series of movie scenes. We see doubles for Deanna Durbin, Hugh Herbert (his brother Tom!), Mae West, Charles Laughton, Greta Garbo, Za Su Pitts, Joe E. Brown, Bing Crosby,Eddie Cantor,Etc. Written by E.S. Stott

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Comedy | Musical | Short

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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #B245-246. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Well, who are you?
Norma Shearer's Marie Antoinette Double: I'm Marie Antoinette.
Bill: Oh, shucks. Well, of course! Marie, Marie, the cry baby queen.
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Connections

References Queen Christina (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

A Heart That's Free
(uncredited)
Music by Alfred G. Robyn
Lyrics by Thomas Railey
Performed by Deanna Durbin's double
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Fun for those who remember the film personalities of the thirties
11 July 1999 | by inkster-4See all my reviews

This is a fun short for those of us who remember the personalities being impersonated or who want an early example of the genius of songwriters Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin. Under anesthesia a stunt double, having a dentist repair a tooth lost during a fight in a western, dreams of movie scenes starring him with famous stars (Mae West, Bing Crosby, Eddie Cantor, Deanna Durbin, Hugh Herbert, Zazu Pitts, Joe E. Brown, Greta Garbo, among them). Only the actors are portrayed by their doubles.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Doubles See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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