Never a Dull Moment (film) Mistaken for a hired killer, television actor Jack Albany impersonates the man to save his own life. However, he is forced to join a gang of hoodlums attempting to heist an enormous 42-foot-long painting, “A Field of Sunflowers, ” from the Manhattan Museum of Art. Then the real killer shows up. But Jack outwits him, thwarts the robbery, and also finds time to fall in love. Released on June 26, 1968. Directed by Jerry Paris. 100 min. Stars Edward G. Robinson (Smooth), Dick Van Dyke (Jack Albany), Dorothy Provine (Sally), Jack Elam (Ace Williams). The film was based on the book by John Godey. Released on video in 1985.