The Man from the Diners' Club
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|The Man from the Diners' Club|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Frank Tashlin|
|Produced by||William Bloom|
|Written by||William Peter Blatty
John Fenton Murray
|Music by||Stu Phillips|
|Edited by||William A. Lyon|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Foots Pulardos is a mobster who intends to go on the lam to Mexico with his moll, Sugar Pye. In the meantime, he applies for a Diner's Club card that is mistakenly approved by a meek clerk, Ernie Klenk, who is told to go get it back.
Foots uses a gym as a front for his racketeering operations. As soon as Ernie gets there, Foots finds out that they share a unique physical similarity. It gives him an idea—he will burn down the gym, with Ernie in it, and change identities to fool the law.
Complications pile up. The more involved Ernie gets with Sugar, the more jealous his girlfriend Lucy becomes. And when the corrupt couple head for the airport, it's up to Ernie to figure out a way to stop them, which he does.
- Danny Kaye as Ernest Klenk
- Cara Williams as Sugar Pye
- Martha Hyer as Lucy
- Telly Savalas as Foots Pulardos
- Everett Sloane as Martindale
- Kaye Stevens as Bea
- George Kennedy as George
- Ann Morgan Guilbert as Ella Trask
- Harry Dean Stanton as a Beatnik (uncredited)
Diner's Club is spelled Diners' Club in the film's title, as seen on the poster.
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