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11 November 1938 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bob Hope ... Steve Merrick
Shirley Ross ... Anne Merrick
Charles Butterworth ... Biney

Otto Kruger ... Gil Morrell

Hedda Hopper ... Polly Griscom
Laura Hope Crews ... Mrs. Kent
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Platt

Roscoe Karns ... George Kent

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Janitor
Edward Gargan ... Flanahan
Jack Norton ... Bert Monroe
Patricia Wilder ... Luella
William Collier Sr. ... Mr. Platt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barney Dean ... Kelly
Pat West ... Refuse Man
June Brewster ... Frances (uncredited)
Mary Brodel ... Clara (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ... Messenger (uncredited)
Sheila Darcy ... Model (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Refuse Man (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Lillian Herlein ... Landlady (uncredited)
Gwen Kenyon ... Model (uncredited)
Johnnie Morris ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Luana Walters ... Model (uncredited)

Directed by
George Archainbaud 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frances Goodrich  play "Up Pops the Devil"
Albert Hackett  play "Up Pops the Devil"
Lynn Starling 

Produced by
Mel Shauer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Charles Bradshaw (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Karl Struss 
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
Art Direction by
Franz Bachelin 
Hans Dreier 
Music Department
Boris Morros .... musical director
John Leipold .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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 »
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.
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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The title of the movie where Bob Hope got his signature song., 2 September 2002
Author: cmyklefty from Philadelphia

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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