Top Banana

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  • NR
  • 1954
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.5  (296)

Top Banana is a 1954 musical comedy starring the legendary Phil Silvers in the role of Jerry Biffle, a television personality who is about to be fired by the network for his declining ratings. The movie also features Rose Marie as his sidekick and Danny Scholl as his rival love interest. The movie begins with Jerry Biffle busily preparing for his final show, in which he intends to go out with a bang. However, things don't go as planned when he finds out that his rival, Alan Young, has stolen his most successful bit. To make matters worse, his ex-girlfriend, Sally Peters, who works for the network, tells him that he's going to be replaced by a chimpanzee named Arnold.

Desperate to save his job and his reputation, Jerry hatches a plan to get even with Young and win back the girl. His plan involves impersonating a famous foreign singer named Pepi, who is really just Jerry in disguise. He hopes that this will give him an edge over Young and impress Sally.

The rest of the movie follows Jerry as he tries to pull off his plan, with the help of his sidekick, Betty Dillon. Along the way, they encounter a host of zany characters, including a nosy hotel detective, a drunken waiter, and a group of chorus girls who sing and dance their way through the movie.

Despite some hiccups along the way, Jerry's plan eventually succeeds, and he not only saves his job but also wins Sally's heart. The movie ends with Jerry singing and dancing his way off the stage, victorious once again.

Top Banana is a classic example of the 1950s musical comedy genre, with lots of catchy songs, colorful costumes, and over-the-top performances. Phil Silvers, in particular, shines in the lead role, bringing his trademark wit and charm to the character of Jerry Biffle.

Overall, Top Banana is a fun, lighthearted movie that will have you tapping your toes and laughing out loud. It's a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood musicals and anyone who loves a good comedy.

Top Banana is a 1954 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

Where to Watch Top Banana
Top Banana is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, FuboTV, The Roku Channel and EPIX. Some platforms allow you to rent Top Banana for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 24 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (296)