Wonder Man (1945)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 8, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Craig Butler

Fans of Danny Kaye will be delighted with Wonder Man, one of those films that gives the comedian the opportunity to play two roles. Kaye, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, makes the very most of the opportunity, putting so much energy and commitment into his work that he makes most viewers forget that the material he's working with is only so-so. Wonder is filled with the kind of coincidences and plot turns that can only happen in a movie, so any viewer expecting anything approaching reality is well advised to steer clear. For those willing to check their suspension of disbelief at the door, however, Wonder should provide ample entertainment. Kaye gets to display all of the facets of his talent, and has the chance to play an urbane, charming, in-control leading-man type to boot. He's well supported by the charming and attractive Virginia Mayo and Vera-Ellen, with the latter demonstrating her superb dancing skills in a very diverting solo-with-chorus that is exceptional. Wonder Man is slight, but it's a fine showcase for its star comic.