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Never a Dull Moment (1968)

Actor Jack Albany, who plays gangsters on TV, is mistaken for notorious hit-man Ace, and is hired by mob boss Leo Smooth to pull a heist, but Jack must find a way out of it.

Director:

Jerry Paris

Writers:

John Godey (book), AJ Carothers
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Jack Albany
Edward G. Robinson ... Leo Joseph Smooth
Dorothy Provine ... Sally Inwood
Henry Silva ... Frank Boley
Joanna Moore ... Melanie Smooth
Tony Bill ... Florian
Slim Pickens ... Cowboy Schaeffer
Jack Elam ... Ace Williams
Ned Glass ... Rinzy Tobreski
Richard Bakalyan ... Bobby Macoon
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Francis
Philip Coolidge ... Fingers Felton
James Millhollin ... Museum Director
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Storyline

When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his role, but always searching for a way out of the well-guarded house. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They're having such a wonderful crime...it's a shame to call the police! See more »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never a Dull Moment See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,150,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a novel by John Godey, the author of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. See more »

Goofs

Jack picks up a dog biscuit to eat when Francis catches him in the kitchen. When he leaves to go back to his room, he puts the dog biscuit in his left coat pocket. Later, when he crawls on the ledge, the dog barks at him. So, he tosses the dog biscuit to quiet the dog - three separate times - and takes them from his right coat pocket. See more »

Quotes

Leo Joseph Smooth: [to Florian, whom he just backhanded across the face] Stop that bleeding, will ya? It's stupid.
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Alternate Versions

Original VHS by Disney is 90 minutes, whereas the film's initial release and dvd release run 99 minutes. See more »

Connections

References Alfie (1966) See more »

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Excellent
13 January 2019 | by hardbop-52125See all my reviews

Great movie.... genuinely funny throughout....cool story and great cast Hoping this comes out on Blu-ray at some point. Nothing offensive, just great fun.


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