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1948's The Kissing Bandit became for Sinatra what The Silver Chalice would be for Paul Newman: a source of self-mockery in later years. A truly bizarre concoction about the son of a Zorro-like bandit settling in Boston, the film has one specialty number featuring Cyd Charisse, Ann Miller, and Ricardo Montalban, and a lot of filler. Sinatra's career was sliding by the time Double Dynamite (1951) was released, and the movie did little to help. Frankie's a poor bank clerk who scores on a horse-racing bet but can't prove he didn't actually rob the bank. It isn't great, although Groucho Marx at least has one of his better solo roles, while Jane Russell is stuck in a dizzy-dame part (rather than her preferred sassy mode). For Sinatra, career resurgence would have to wait a while--this box set gives you the superstar-in-waiting. --Robert Horton
The plot is indeed forgettable, but the highlights make it worthwhile.
Other sometimes under-rated films that are like this would be Holiday Inn, another good easy going movie that has a kind of unexpected and loose script.
Great for all Katheryn Grayson fans It's romantic funny and enjoyable to see each time.
Wonderful story. Would have liked a more complete ending (there's one story line left hanging, though the character seems determined to complete it). Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Blue Carbuncle
This was Frank Sinatra's first movie. I wanted to hear him sing the Song "Time after Time" ( words by Sammy Cahn; music by Jule Styne)
A ballad with words I am not... Read more
Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra - what a team - Great transfer.Published 4 months ago by william chrisp