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Whos Got the Action

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Director  Daniel Mann
Music director  George Duning
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Production  Paramount Pictures
Writer  A. Rose, Jack Rose
Language  English
Whos Got the Action movie poster
Release date  December 25, 1962 (1962-12-25)
Cast  Dean Martin (Steve Flood), Lana Turner (Melanie Flood), Eddie Albert (Clint Morgan), Walter Matthau (Tony Gagouts), Nita Talbot (Saturday Knight), Margo (Roza)
Similar movies  Saratoga, Double Dynamite, Miss Grant Takes Richmond, Jagged Edge, Vig, 711 Ocean Drive
Tagline  The most riotous bedtime story in years!

Novelist Melanie Flood (Lana Turner), suspicious that her preoccupied husband, Steve (Dean Martin), is fooling around, does some digging and finds that hes been betting on horses and losing. Concocting a clever plan to cure her spouse of his habit, she sweet-talks Steves business associate, Clint (Eddie Albert), into helping her pose as Steves anonymous bookie. Convinced that she will save the money he loses at the track, Melanie finds herself in hot water when Steve starts winning.


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Whos Got the Action? (1962) is a comedy film about a man suffering from an addiction to gambling starring Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, and Walter Matthau. The film was written by Alexander Rose and Jack Rose, and directed by Daniel Mann.

A lawyer begins to win after his wife secretly becomes his bookie to save their money.


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The gambling habit of lawyer Steve Flood (Dean Martin) is beginning to get on the nerves of his wife Melanie (Lana Turner), who initially suspects him of marital infidelity. When she learns about the gambling, Melanie talks Steves law partner Clint Morgan (Eddie Albert), an old flame, into helping her act as a fictitious horse race bookie offering unusually attractive terms to clients.

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The plan is for Steve to lose enough money to permanently rid him of the betting habit, but it goes awry when he suddenly begins winning bets on a number of long-shot horses. Flood’s winning streak attracts the attention of two horse-playing judges, Boatwright (Paul Ford) and Fogel (John McGiver), who persuade Flood to place bets for them with his mysterious “bookie.� Melanie and Morgan are astounded when the judges begin winning large wagers as well.

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The make-believe bookmaking activity arouses the ire of syndicate mobster Tony Gagoots (Walter Matthau), who is furious to know who’s “getting the action.� Gagoots’s mistress, a nightclub singer named Saturday Knight (Nita Talbot), happens to be the Floods’ next-door neighbor, and assists Melanie in raising cash for the gambling payoffs by purchasing various furnishings from the Floods’ apartment (using Gagoots’ ill-gotten money).

The source of the mysterious “bookmaking� is traced to the Floods’ apartment by Gagoots through an illegal telephone wiretap. He and a team of thugs descend upon the apartment, where they are surprised to find all the defecting gamblers assembled. They are thunderstruck when a coercive interrogation reveals that Melanie Flood is the “bookie� they have been seeking.

Steve Flood ultimately convinces Gagoots to forgive all of their gambling debts by arguing that only by marrying his mistress Saturday can he avoid the risk of incriminating testimony. In one stroke this fulfills Saturday’s long-sought goal, saves the Floods’ marriage, insulates Gagoots from future prosecution and clears Melanie’s $18,000 gambling payoff burden.


  • Dean Martin as Steve Flood
  • Lana Turner as Melanie Flood
  • Eddie Albert as Clint Morgan
  • Walter Matthau as Tony Gagouts
  • Paul Ford as Judge Boatwright
  • Nita Talbot as Saturday Knight
  • John McGiver as Judge Fogel
  • Jack Albertson as Hodges
  • References

    Whos Got the Action? Wikipedia
    Whos Got the Action? IMDb Whos Got the Action?

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