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This is one of my few Bob Hope "keepers," not that I didn't like the man; i just found most of his movies too corny.
However, as corny as this one is, too, and stupid and silly in parts, it's also very funny and very entertaining.....and that's the name of that tune, as "Baretta" used to say.
The story moves fast, exhibiting that entertainment value, and has a good mixture of comedy, drama, horror and romance. Paulette Goddard is a very attractive, likable female lead and Willie West provides a lot of laughs as Hope's valet-friend. Yes, his Negro role is degrading, so a warning to those who would be very offended at that. It was interesting to see Anthony Quinn in this early role in his career.
All in all, a movie that a lot other folks would agree is one of Hope's funniest films.
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