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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 29, 2005
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Roland Young, Nina Foch, Lionel Stander, Freddie Bartholomew, Oscar Karlweis, Will Lee & Will Lee|
|Directed by||Edgar G. Ulmer|
|Composition by||Robert W. Stringer|
|Director of Photography:||Don Malkames|
Description by OLDIES.com:
In St. Benny The Dip master director Edgar G. Ulmer calls on his experience working on the operatic pageants of Max Reinhart and F.W. Murnau and the realist street movies of Berlin of the 1920s and 30s. Fusing these two radically different styles in a way that only the cinema can, Ulmer further draws on his talent for Yiddish Comedy and slapstick ethnic entertainments. The result is a frothy fable infused with a knowing European glamour, pulsing with the fresh verve of the United States. Featuring captivating performances by Nina Foch and Topper's Roland Young, St. Benny the Dip is a sterling after-dinner treat.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 5 ratings.
The idea of crooks "getting religion" and going straight has been done numerous times but this verison of the old theme is particularly well done. Roland Young (whose character, i suppose, makes the biggest transformation)is fun to watch. Lionel Stander is tough but, as it turns out, not as tough as he thought. I originally thought that Haymes in the part of Benny was poor casting but I was pleasantly surprised. All in all I have to agree with the comment on the box, "St Benny the Di is a sterling after-dinner treat."
- Sales Rank: 20,538
- UPC: 089218493392
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