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Thanks for the Memory (1938)

Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

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Steve Merrick
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Anne Merrick
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Biney
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Gil Morrell
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Polly Griscom
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Mrs. Kent
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Mrs. Platt
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George Kent
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Janitor
Edward Gargan ...
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Jack Norton ...
Bert Monroe
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Luella
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Mr. Platt
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Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

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11 November 1938 (USA)  »

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Novela em Família  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Polly Griscom: Mercy! Who's the dame in the ermine with the flock of orchids?
Biney: That's Mrs. George. He married the Stickle million.
Polly Griscom: My, she must have had a lot of fun knitting socks for the soldiers.
[pause]
Polly Griscom: In the Civil War.
Biney: Some of the best wine comes out of old bottles, Polly.
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Connections

Remake of Up Pops the Devil (1931) See more »

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Two Sleepy People
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross
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The title of the movie where Bob Hope got his signature song.
2 September 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope plays a down of his luck writer who do not want the wife to work. His wife finds a job to make ends meet to pay the bills, so he can write. Company come to visit unexpectedly chaos break loose. I do not think is Bob Hope best movie work, but his comedic style show through in story line. There are better films he did in career that show his talent full of potential plots comedic skill. Hope is funny starring with himself in Casanova's Big Night and The Princess and the Pirate, or with Bing Crosby in the Road Pictures. Just to name a few of his better films. The film was in enjoyable to watch, but the only curiosity thing where he got the song for end of his comedic routine.


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