Strictly Dynamite

Overview

Six writers were involved in the RKO Radio musical comedy Strictly Dynamite; ironically, the plot concerns a radio comedian who's running out of material. Jimmy Durante stars as Maxie Slaight, an airwaves mirthmaker who hires young Nick Montgomery Norman Foster as his new gag man. Before he knows what's happening, Maxie becomes enmeshed in a romantic triangle involving Nick, Nick's wife Sylvia Marian Nixon, and Maxie's radio co-star Vera Lupe Velez. The film's five songs are performed con brio by Durante, Velez, ...
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Overview

Six writers were involved in the RKO Radio musical comedy Strictly Dynamite; ironically, the plot concerns a radio comedian who's running out of material. Jimmy Durante stars as Maxie Slaight, an airwaves mirthmaker who hires young Nick Montgomery Norman Foster as his new gag man. Before he knows what's happening, Maxie becomes enmeshed in a romantic triangle involving Nick, Nick's wife Sylvia Marian Nixon, and Maxie's radio co-star Vera Lupe Velez. The film's five songs are performed con brio by Durante, Velez, and the four Mills Brothers. Adapted from an unproduced play by the usually reliable Ralph Spence, Strictly Dynamite wasn't sufficiently successful to boost Jimmy Durante's flagging movie career, and within a year or so he'd be back on Broadway in Jumbo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • UPC: 883316338131
  • Original Release: 1934
  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Time: 1:11:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,572

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jimmy Durante Moxie Slaight
Lupe Velez Vera
Norman Foster Nick Montgomery
William Gargan Georgie Ross
Marian Nixon Sylvia Montgomery
Leila Bennett
Berton Churchill
Stanley Fields
Irene Franklin
Minna Gombell Miss LeSeur
Sterling Holloway Fleming
Tom Kennedy Bodyguard
Mary Kornman
The Mills Brothers Specialty
Eugene Pallette Sourwood Sam
Franklin Pangborn
Jackie Searl
Technical Credits
Elliott Nugent Director
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Harvey Screenwriter
Milton M. Raison Screenwriter
Ralph Spence Screenwriter
Maurine Watkins Screenwriter
George Crone Editor
Pandro S. Berman Producer
H.N. Swanson Producer
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