New Release: On the Double DVD

On the Double movie sceneOlive Films released the 1961 Danny Kaye (White Christmas) comedy On The Double on DVD on March 8, 2011, the second time the label has tapped the Paramount Pictures catalog for a vintage title starring the venerable star. Olive previously released the 1954 Kaye vehicle Knock on Wood in September 2010.

The wacky World War II comedy finds Kaye starring as a timid American soldier who bears a striking resemblance to a famous British Colonel. The top military brass decides to use the poor chap as a pawn and they recruit him to impersonate the legendary Colonel, who has been targeted by a team of Nazi assassins.

Directed by Melville Shavelson, On the Double co-stars Dana Wynter (TV’s Wagon Train) as the Colonel’s suspicious wife, sexy Diana Dors (Theater of Blood) as the Colonel’s personal driver and mistress and Wilfrid Hyde White (My Fair Lady) as the officer overseeing the mission.

The DVD, which doesn’t include any bonus features, carries a list price of $24.95.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.