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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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He didn't know it, but he was giving his wife his business. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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 »

Soundtracks

Who's Got The Action?
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by George Duning
Performed by Dean Martin
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Promised so much, delivered so little…
28 August 2014 | by melnar1See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Dean Martin - even after his split from Jerry Lewis. I really thought I was going to enjoy this movie, but was I disappointed… This is probably one of the most forgotten of Dean Martin's movies. It deserves to be, because it's so forgettable. Hardly anything sticks in the memory after having watched it. No funny lines, no hummable music or songs.

This movie might have been saved by the great character actors who were in it. Walter Matthau, Eddie Albert, Nita Talbot, John McGiver, Paul Ford, Ned Glass – I love them all. Well, great they certainly were, but not in this movie.

The problems were the asinine story/script, sore lack of humorous dialogue, totally unbelievable character types, lackluster direction.

Just about the only praiseworthy thing about the movie was the excellent color photography.

For anyone like me, who doesn't particularly like stories about betting on the horses (unless it's something by Damon Runyon), it will surely add up to one big yawn.


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