Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
Olga San Juan,
In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. ... See full summary »
An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »
Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »
Two romantic couples are each married to different people! They really DO love each other. At the beginning Kitty thinks Larry is un-funny, unendurable, and unrelenting. Larry thinks Kitty ... See full summary »
Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know... See full summary »
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however,... See full summary »
A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get ... See full summary »
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may have never been televised. See more »
Mercy! Who's the dame in the ermine with the flock of orchids?
That's Mrs. George. He married the Stickle million.
My, she must have had a lot of fun knitting socks for the soldiers.
In the Civil War.
Some of the best wine comes out of old bottles, Polly.
See more »
A good cast and one great song save otherwise predictable comedy
Bob Hope and Shirley Ross play newlyweds trying get ahead. Hope has written part of a novel. It's good but can he do better? Prospective publisher Otto Krugerwho happens to be an old flame of Ross'stells him that if he's serious about the book, then he should quit his day job and treat writing as a business. Shirley convinces Bob to give it a try and returns to her old modeling job to earn a living till he gets established. Bob has difficulty concentrating, home alone while his wife is out supporting him.
Their apartment is also a sort of social center for an entertaining gang of friends. Clever couple Charles Butterworth and Hedda Hopper drop in at all hours and help themselves to the apartment. Roscoe Karns is another buddy who frequently shows up, sometimes accompanied by his new wife (Laura Hope Crews), whose only real charm is her money.
Eddie Anderson is excellent as the building superintendent who spends most of the picture trying to collect payment for the laundry he delivers. His funniest line is when he steps into Hope's kitchen and observes Hope attempting to prepare a meal. "Do you cook?" he asks doubtfully in that unique Rochester voice.
There are other funny scenes .Hope cracks an egg, can't figure out what to do with the shell, and so crams it into the pages of the cookbook he's holding.
The supporting cast really provide most of the best moments. Slinky neighbor girl Patricia Wildercomplete with breathy southern drawltraipses in at one point when everyone is gathered in the main apartment. She has a bat in her living room: "I'm in trouble and I wonder if one of you boys can help me out," she pouts. At which Hopper turns to Ross with arch look: "She's in trouble and she wants a boy."
It's not great dialogbut delivered by these pros it's quite entertaining. The plot is hardly surprising but it holds together okay.
The song "Two Sleepy People" is easily the film's high pointHope and Ross just look and sound so good together, and the song is perfectly sweet and drowsy.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?