Olsenbanden På Spanden (1969)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 3, 1969 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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This was the second film in the long-lasting Danish caper-comedy series. The dapper little Egon Olsen (Ove Sprogøe) is, as always, released from prison but this time with the promise of going straight. Until, that is, a couple of American gangsters force the Olsen gang to come up with a plan. The three colleagues, Egon, Benny (Morten Grunwald), and Kjeld (Poul Bundgaard), along with Kjeld's ditzy wife Yvonne (Kirsten Walther), had not yet reached the top-tuned hilarity of later entries and are still encumbered by a series of supporting characters, who in retrospect seem only to get in the way of things. Supporting actor Preben Kaas, playing Benny's half-crazed brother, an expert in the illegal use of dynamite, earned a Danish "Academy Award" for his performance.