Never A Dull Moment

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Never A Dull Moment (1968 Movie)

“Never a Dull Moment” is a 1968 American comedy film directed by Jerry Paris and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The movie stars Dick Van Dyke as Jack Albany, a struggling actor who gets unwittingly involved in a real-life heist while working as a clown for a television show.

The story revolves around Jack Albany, a down-on-his-luck actor who takes a job as a clown in a popular children’s television show. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when he witnesses a gang of robbers planning a heist during his performance. The criminals, played by Edward G. Robinson and Henry Silva, decide to use Albany as a pawn in their scheme, forcing him to help them rob an art gallery.

As the heist unfolds, Jack Albany finds himself in increasingly absurd and hilarious situations. The movie blends elements of comedy, action, and crime caper, making it an entertaining and lighthearted watch.

“Never a Dull Moment” showcases Dick Van Dyke’s comedic talents and his ability to bring charm and humor to his characters. The film also features a witty and fast-paced screenplay that keeps audiences engaged throughout.

Released during the late 1960s, the movie represents a departure from the more traditional family-friendly Disney films of that era. Instead, it targets a slightly older audience with its comedic heist storyline and tongue-in-cheek humor.

Despite receiving mixed reviews upon its release, “Never a Dull Moment” has gained a small cult following over the years, appreciated for its energetic performances and light-hearted approach to the crime genre.

Overall, “Never a Dull Moment” remains a lesser-known gem in Disney’s filmography, showcasing a different side of the studio’s storytelling and its ability to explore various genres while still providing an entertaining and enjoyable experience for audiences.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $4.1 million
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  • Dick Van Dyke: Jack Albany
  • Edward G. Robinson: Leo Joseph Smooth
  • Dorothy Provine: Sally Inwood
  • Henry Silva: Frank Boley
  • Joanna Cook Moore: Melanie Smooth
  • Tony Bill: Florian
  • Slim Pickens: Cowboy Schaeffer
  • Jack Elam: Ace Williams
  • Ned Glass: Rinzy Tobreski
  • Richard Bakalyan: Bobby Macoon
  • Mickey Shaughnessy: Francis
  • Philip Coolidge: Fingers Felton
  • James Millhollin: Museum Director


  • Director: Jerry Paris
  • Producer: Ron Miller
  • Music: Robert F. Brunner

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