Dancing Dynamite (1931)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Billed as "The Ace of Screen Dare-Devils," stuntman Richard Talmadge usually starred in films that suffered from strained or nonexistent budgets. Dancing Dynamite seems to be a bit more expensive than the usual Talmadge vehicle, but only by a few bucks. The star plays Dick Barton, a Catalina fisherman with aspirations to crash High Society. Tired of hearing Barton's incessant chatter about the rich and famous, his pal Bull Evans (Stanley Blystone) bets Dick that he could never hobnob with the upper classes. Dick takes that bet, and before the film is over he has rescued wealthy Murray Van Lane (Harvey Clark) from bankruptcy -- and as a bonus, he marries Van Lane's lovely daughter Helen (Blanche Mehaffey). Rychard Cramer, usually cast as a sadistic villain, is a hoot as a dimwitted detective.

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gangster, damsel-in-distress, fishing, kidnapping, socialite, wager