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My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  8 March 1943 (Sweden)
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Karen Bentley, an English secret agent, links up with Larry Haines and his star penguin Percy in an attempt to outwit German spies.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Madeleine Carroll ...
Karen Bentley
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Madame Stephanie Runick
George Zucco ...
Dr. Hugo Streger
Lionel Royce ...
Karl
Walter Kingsford ...
Dr. Wallace Faber
Victor Varconi ...
Miller
Otto Reichow ...
Lanz
Esther Howard ...
Mrs. Topley
Edward Gargan ...
Mulrooney
James Burke ...
Union Secretary
Charles Cane ...
Turk O'Flaherty
Crane Whitley ...
Ulrich - Henchman
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Porter
Milton Parsons ...
Mortician
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Larry Haines, a mediocre vaudeville entertainer, boards a train bound for Los Angeles. Is Hollywood waiting for him with open arms? Not really as the one he signed a contract for is Percy, his roller-skating penguin partner! But, as the proverb says, the shadow of glory is better than no glory at all! Anyway, doesn't Larry meet a woman on the train? And a blonde one! And a British agent into the bargain! The delicious creature who is carrying a coded message hidden in a brooch and is being pursued by Nazi agents. She will need Larry (and Percy)'s help to elude her pursuers and to get the secret information to destination. The mission will be accomplished, although in an eventful and hilarious way... Written by Guy Bellinger

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8 March 1943 (Sweden)  »

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(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 MCA ever since. See more »

Quotes

Karen Bentley: [surreptitiously] There's no time to lose. Do you know what it feels like to be followed, hounded and watched every second?
Larry Haines: Well I used to, but now I pay cash for everything.
Karen Bentley: Look at me.
Larry Haines: I'm looking.
Karen Bentley: You've got to trust me.
Larry Haines: I'm not through looking yet.
Karen Bentley: You mustn't ask any questions.
Larry Haines: I'm asking. I mean, I'm not asking.
Karen Bentley: My name's Karen Bentley. I can't tell you any more.
Larry Haines: My name's Larry Haines. There's no more to tell.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title cards read: "Bob Hope who calls Madeleine Carroll 'My Favorite Blonde'". See more »

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Followed by My Favorite Spy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)
(1851)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played during the Haines and Percy vaudeville act
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Hope Springs Eternal
6 September 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

This early wartime Bob Hope comedy is one of his best, and is from a time in the comedian's career when his movies hadn't become routine, and when his was a bit less buffoonish and incompetent than in his later efforts. Aided by the lovely Madeline Carroll, Bob is up to his neck in Nazi spies in this satire of Hitchcock-type thrillers, and the "straight" scenes are menacing enough to give the story real bite. The supporting cast is lively and eclectic, and includes George Zucco and Dooley Wilson. Gale Sondergaard is on hand, and as was so often the case in the forties she seems to be doing a send-up of Judith Anderson's malevolent Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca. She does it very well, but one wonders why this beautiful woman was never cast as a female lead. My Favorite Blonde is fast-paced and has some good lines from Hope regulars Frank Butler and Don Hartman. Watching this movie always makes me wonder why Hope's later films, which also tend to be spoofs, are so sloppy, since he is so much funnier and more effective in early vehicles like this one, which are played at least half-straight, and far better for it.


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