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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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Comedy

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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

Larry Haines: "Is that your real hair or did you scalp an angel?"
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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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Referenced in Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(1912)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Played on an accordian in the picnic bus and sung by the passengers
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Stylish and Amusing
3 May 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Writing as someone who can definitely take or leave -- more likely leave -- Bob Hope, I call this a charmer. He is restrained here. Madeleine Carroll is a chic partner. The penguin I could do without but maybe that was fun for kids.

I like some of the "Road" pictures and they're OK. Bing Crosby is way down near the bottom of stars in terms of my own preference. And Hope's politics -- well, it is hard to ignore them. This one is very different, though. Hope really plays a character, though he at times reverts to playing Bob Hope.

The movie looks good and is well plotted.

What puzzles me is that Gale Sondergaard, third-billed, seems to have almost no lines. At least in the print I saw she has very, very few.


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