The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Apr 17, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Heavy on slapstick and light on the more subtle forms of humor, this standard comedy by Frank Tashlin is still an amusing junket with Danny Kaye at the forefront as Ernie Klenk, a bumbling employee of the Diner's Club credit card company. Ernie has his hands full trying to manage the new computers (maybe they were all new at this point in time) and a bullying boss. His job is to okay the credit line of new customers and after he does just that with Foots Pulardos (Telly Savalas) he may have made his last serious mistake. Foots is facing trial for tax evasion and when he discovers that he and Ernie have an odd physical trait in common, he hits upon a scheme to fake his own death by immolating most of the hapless employees and then escaping the country disguised as Ernie.



gangster, club [organization], diner, health-club