Blu-ray Release: On the Double

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 20, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $24.95
Studio: Olive Films


On the Double movie scene

Danny Kaye and Dana Wynter gun for bedroom fun in On the Double.

The 1961 comedy classic On the Double stars Danny Kaye (White Christmas) in a dual role wherein he portrays both a Brit and an American.

The wacky World War II comedy finds Kaye initially playing 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.

Olive Films issued the DVD of On the Double in 2011. Like the DVD, the Blu-ray doesn’t contain any bonus features.

On the same day and date, Olive will also issue a Blu-ray edition of the 1954 Danny Kaye comedy Knock on Wood, which the supplier released on DVD a couple of years back, as well.

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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.