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Going Spanish (1934)

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A South American festival brings slapstick love trouble to Bob Hope.

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Bob
Leah Ray ...
Senorita
Frances Halliday ...
Mother
Jules Epailly ...
Mayor of Los Pochos Eggos
Vicki Cummings ...
Bob's Girl
William Edmunds ...
Gaucho
Godoy's Argentine Band ...
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Bob, his fiancée and prospective mother-in-law pass through Los Pochos Eggos, South America during a festival when you can get out of any trouble by singing. But both Bob and the girl find new flames, a problem they may not be able to sing out of. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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2 March 1934 (USA)  »

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Bob Hope 's very first movie. See more »

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Who would have known?!
27 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was Bob Hope's first movie role. Considering how inconsequential and unfunny it is, it's amazing to think that only a few years later he'd be a beloved comedian--and king of radio, movies and USO tours! "Going Spanish" is set in some unidentified South American country. Bob and his girlfriend want to get married and they enter a stupid little town expected to be married with no problems. However, the town is doing some sort of Opposite Day (or something) and the Mayor is an idiot. Also, Bob meets another nice lady...could SHE be his future wife instead?! This film was made in New York in a cheap sound stage. The background looks pretty much like a giant painting...which it is. And, equally cheap are the jokes. Most of Hopes quips fall flatter than usual and the low-point was his judging the 'funny face' contest. It's all pretty inconsequential and unfunny--so much so it's a marvel that he ever went anywhere in films. Seriously...perhaps a 3 is being generous with this one.


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