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Some Kind of a Nut Details


In this satirical comedy, Fred Amidon (Dick Van Dyke) is a Fifth Avenue bank teller waiting for his divorce to be finalized to end his marriage to Rachel (Angie Dickinson). He and fellow employee Pamela (Rosemary Forsyth) plan to marry once the ink dries on the decree. A Central Park picnic with Pamela finds Fred suffering a bee string on his chin, which he covers with a bandage, but Fred's bandaged chin causes concern for the bank vice president, who expresses his dissatisfaction. Fred then goes on a three-week vacation, and during that time he grows a beard because the bee sting makes it difficult to shave. He returns to work, and when he refuses to shave, he is branded a rebel and a symbolic hero in the worker struggle against management. The unhappy Pamela recruits her two brothers to capture Fred and shave his beard, leading to a slapstick chase with Fred clad only in his underwear. He is arrested and locked up in the local psychiatric unit. When Rachel hears of his plight, she is moved to resolve their marital differences, and the two reconcile with only minutes to spare before their divorce becomes final. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Dick Van Dyke
as Fred Amidon
Angie Dickinson
as Rachel
Rosemary Forsyth
as Pamela
Zohra Lampert
as Bunny
Elliott Reid
as Gardner
Steve Roland
as Baxter Anders
Pippa Scott
as Dr. Sara
Peter Brocco
as Mr. Suzumi
Robert Ito
as George Toyota
Peter Turgeon
as Mr. Defoe
Ben Baker
as Cab Driver
Lucy Saroyan
as Samantha
Roy Roberts
as 1st Vice-President
Jonathan Hole
as 2nd Vice-president
Ned Wertimer
as Larry
Danny Crystal
as Dr. Abrams
Connie Gilchrist
as Mrs. Boland
Milo Boulton
as Bank Guard
David F. Doyle
Carole Shelley
Milo Boulton
as Bank Guard


Garson Kanin
Walter Mirisch
Garson Kanin
Burnett Guffey
Johnny Mandel
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Brenner
Art Director
Ward Preston
Set Designer
Anthea Sylbert
Costume Designer
Justus Gibbs
Special Effects
Jerome Rosenfeld
Special Effects
Chris Seitz
First Assistant Director
Tom Tuttle