On the Double

1961

Adventure / Comedy / War

6
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 462

Synopsis


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Cast

Danny Kaye as Pfc. Ernie Williams
Margaret Rutherford as Lady Vivian
Wilfrid Hyde-White as Colonel Somerset
Diana Dors as Sergeant Bridget Stanhope
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658.05 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
P/S 5 / 44
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
P/S 4 / 38

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by joshgrey13 8 / 10

Wish this one was available on video

Danny Kaye has to be one of the greatest of the giggle creators of all time. With instinct that is uncanny, he can unleash a torrent of laughter on either side of the ocean. Using that amazing voice, and unique body language all of his own, Danny Kaye becomes whomever he desires to be, in any language. He knew how to create, without the need of crudity, and it remains a beautiful fashion, forty years after the fact. Seldom lacking that twinkle in his eye, anything could and usually did happen in his films, especially On the Double. It has always made me wonder how ofter might this have happened, for it is said that each of us has a direct mirror opposite wandering about on this planet. The list of possibilities is endless. Hopefully, each will have the same bad eye, so that the patch which covers it will be permitted to remain in place, and not confuse family members. Beware to all our beloved Aunts. This is one in the top 5 list I have for Danny Kaye, and it needs to be up and out there on VIDIO if not DVD.

Reviewed by bdewitt49 9 / 10

Excellent film--a must for Danny Kaye fans

Admittedly, I am a big Danny Kaye fan, and I've been fortunate enough to have seen this film several times on late night TV. If you like Danny Kaye, this film and "The Court Jester" would both be must sees. Dana Winter, who plays the role of Col. Mckenzie's wife, is perfect for her role in "On the Double", and the rest of the supporting cast is excellent as well. Kaye is at his best, and you will never hear the phrase "the usual" again without thinking of this film. The party scene where Kaye attempts to perform a Highland fling is outstanding. Kaye is multi-talented, and this film shows that very well. Wish it was available for purchase, either on DVD or video. If anyone knows of how to obtain an copy of this film, please let me know.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 6 / 10

I also wonder why this film is not on video

I was 14 and saw On The Double when it first came out and was impressed then by the regal beauty of Dana Wynter who was always playing Lady this or Mrs. that and always in the upper class of the United Kingdom. I also thought Danny Kaye was pretty funny.

On The Double gives Kaye his usual stage for patter and mimicry. The mimicry is most important because Kaye is asked to impersonate a one eyed British general who he bares a resemblance to. Kaye does other imitations like Churchill and Hitler. I'll bet could have come up with a mean FDR had he the occasion to.

The one he doesn't fool is the general's wife played by Dana Wynter who has put up with his frequent infidelities. Something about Kaye does touch her. It's always that we with movie comedians who play nebbishes, but funny nebbishes whether it's Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis or Danny Kaye.

Wynter gets into the spirit of things and at a very posh society party in an incident precipitated by Margaret Rutherford turns into an old fashioned food fight that John Belushi couldn't have handled better.

Britain's Marilyn Monroe, Diana Dors is also on hand as the shapely sergeant that the general is having his current fling with.

On The Double is not the best of Danny Kaye films, yet his legion of fans will find it suits their taste admirably.

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