10 Favourite Bob Hope Comedies

1903 - 2003

The man still makes me laugh!

"I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful."
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1.
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
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A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant, and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba. (85 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ Larry Lawrence ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
The Paleface (1948)
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover. (91 mins.)
“ "Painless" Peter Potter ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
Road to Morocco (1942)
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Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar. (82 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Orville Jackson aka "Turkey" ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
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Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to... (94 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Sylvester the Great ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
The Facts of Life (1960)
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Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages... (103 mins.)
Director: Melvin Frank
“ Larry Gilbert ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
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When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet, he is forced... (91 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
“ Sidney Melbourne ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
Casanova's Big Night (1954)
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A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt. (86 mins.)
“ Pippo Popolino ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road. (93 mins.)
“ Eddie Foy ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
Caught in the Draft (1941)
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A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army. (82 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Don Bolton ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
Son of Paleface (1952)
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Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
“ Pete Potter Jr. ” - misspaddylee