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Who's Minding the Mint?
     

Who's Minding the Mint?

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Director: Howard Morris, Frank Tashlin

Cast: Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine

 
Harry Lucas (Jim Hutton) is a U.S. Mint employee who scrambles to recover $50,000 he accidentally destroyed in this underrated comedy of errors. After he mistakenly throws the money down the garbage disposal, a frantic Harry recruits retired mint employee Pop Gillis (Walter Brennan) to cook up a hot new batch of cold cash. The two have to hire a bunch of colorful

Overview

Harry Lucas (Jim Hutton) is a U.S. Mint employee who scrambles to recover $50,000 he accidentally destroyed in this underrated comedy of errors. After he mistakenly throws the money down the garbage disposal, a frantic Harry recruits retired mint employee Pop Gillis (Walter Brennan) to cook up a hot new batch of cold cash. The two have to hire a bunch of colorful crooks to pull off the caper. Soon the money paid out far exceeds the total of the original loss.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Very much in the vein of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Who's Minding the Mint? is a far-fetched, densely-plotted heist comedy that features a large cast of familiar comic talents. Although largely unknown, Mint is a surprisingly engaging bit of silliness, the kind of film one approaches with low expectations and which pleasantly surprises one. Director/screenwriter Frank Tashlin had a lot of experience working in cartoons at Warner Bros., and it shows in the screwy but careful build of improbable situation upon improbable situation. The pace is fast and lively, rarely pausing long enough to let one ponder the unlikely nature of the story or of the characters' actions. The cast is a delight, with Jim Hutton turning in a sweet and appealing performance as the harried employee. The roster of comedians involved also shines, with special mention going to Jack Gilford and Victor Buono; the sight of the latter sinking into the sewer, holding onto a miniature American flag, is especially memorable. Mint is finally too silly to amount to much, but it's silly in an endearing and charming way.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2012
UPC:
0043396396906
Original Release:
1967
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Region Code:
1
Sales rank:
2,261

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Hutton Harry Lucas
Dorothy Provine Verna Baxter
Milton Berle Luther Burton
Joey Bishop Ralph Randazzo
Walter Brennan Pop Gillis
Victor Buono Captain
Jack Gilford Avery Dugan
Jamie Farr Mario
David J. Stewart Samson Link
Corinne Cole Doris Miller
Jackie Joseph Imogene Harris
Robert Ball Grayson
Dodo Denney Bertha
Mickey Deems Drunk
Cordy Clark Woman in Window
Thom Carney First Guard
Khalil Bezaleel Guard
Bob Denver Willie Owens
Bryan O'Byrne Maxwell
Lennie Bremen Man in Window

Technical Credits
Howard Morris Director
Frank Tashlin Director,Screenwriter
Richard Albain Special Effects
R.S. Allen Screenwriter
Roland Anderson Art Director
John Beckman Art Director
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Harvey Bullock Screenwriter
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Budd S. Friend Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Morrie Hoffman Set Decoration/Design
Paul Jones Producer
W. Wallace Kelley Cinematographer
Ben Lane Makeup
Paul K. Lerpae Special Effects
Joseph Lilley Score Composer
Robert Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Norman Maurer Producer
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Hal Pereira Art Director
Al Y. Roelofs Art Director
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup
John M. Woodcock Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Who's Minding the Mint?
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [6:36]

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Who's Minding the Mint? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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