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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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Mrs. Kent
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Janitor
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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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Novela em Família  »

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Paramount Pictures made Thanks for the Memory after the success of the Bob Hope and Shirley Ross duet Thanks for the Memory from the movie The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938). Another hit duet came from this film, recorded by both of them, Two Sleepy People. 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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Remake of Up Pops the Devil (1931) See more »

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Thanks for the Memory
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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 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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