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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 overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Loira Favorita  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): William Irving (Waiter), Mike Lally (Chicago Taxi Driver). 'Frank Marlowe' (Chicago Taxi Driver) and William Lally (Telegraph Operator). See more »

Goofs

When Hope and Carroll discover that Carroll's "contact" is actually an enemy spy, they grab the scarab with the secret message and successfully escape. But before Hope and Carroll grabbed the scarab, the phony "contact" was just about to use a code book to decipher the writing on the scarab. Hope and Carroll did not have the code book with them when they arrived at the airfield just as the war planes were about to leave for England. How did they decipher the message and send the planes via the correct route? See more »

Quotes

Larry Haines: Hey, what's this 'Flip and Nip', this 'Floppy Louie' stuff?
Karen Bentley: No questions please. I'm being followed by two men in black.
Larry Haines: You sure you don't mean two men in white?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by My Favorite Spy (1951) 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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One of Bob Hope's best comedies ever!
7 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I can't believe no one has reviewed this film until now. The teaming of Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll in "My Favorite Blonde" is comic heaven. Madeleine Carroll shows a flair for comedy she was rarely allowed to display in her films.

"My Favorite Blonde" is funny, fast, and sharp in the banter between Hope and Carroll. Check out the scene where they get out of what appears to be certain capture: the most hilarious scene in the film. A fine supporting cast of Paramount contractees make this one of Bob Hope's best constructed comedies. It's plotting and editing make this even more of a road picture than the "Road" pictures, a precursor to "Romancing The Stone".

"My Favorite Blonde" seamlessly shows the mixing of '30's romantic comedy with World War II plots, something that would soon become obsolete as the war dragged on. Catch it whenever you can!


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