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Arthur L. Jarrett (story) and
William Watson (story)
Release Date:
2 March 1934 (USA) See more »
A South American festival brings slapstick love trouble to Bob Hope. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Hope ... Bob

Leah Ray ... Senorita
Frances Halliday ... Mother
Jules Epailly ... Mayor of Los Pochos Eggos
Vicki Cummings ... Bob's Girl (as Vicky Cummings)
William Edmunds ... Gaucho
Godoy's Argentine Band ... Musical Ensemble

Directed by
Al Christie 
Writing credits
Arthur L. Jarrett (story) (as Art Jarrett) and
William Watson (story)

Produced by
Al Christie .... producer
Cinematography by
George Webber 
Music Department
Johnny Burke .... lyrics: songs (uncredited)
Harold Spina .... music: songs (uncredited)
Other crew
E.W. Hammons .... presenter
Jack H. Skirball .... presenter (re-release)
Crew believed to be complete

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19 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Bob Hope joked afterwards that if ever they caught John Dillinger his punishment would be to watch this move twice.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Sound of Laughter (1963)See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Poor, 7 January 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Going Spanish (1934)

* (out of 4)

Bob Hope made his film debut in this God-awful short, which runs ten minutes too long. In the film he plays an engaged man who takes a trip to South America with his fiancé. When the two get down there they both meet other people to whom they fall for. Rumor has it that Hope got out of his contract to Educational Pictures, the studio who made this, by insulting this film to a journalist who then put that quote in the paper. Thank God Hope did that or else we might not have the classic Hope of today. This film is incredibly bad from start to finish and I didn't laugh a single time. The movie is very poorly directed and Hope just looks lost in each of his scenes. Apparently the movie was re-edited after Hope became famous and the print I watched had the title Bob's Busy Day. This is only recommended to those who want to see where a comedy legend started.

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