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My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Passed | | Comedy | 30 October 1942 (Mexico)
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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Madame Stephanie Runick
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Dr. Hugo Streger
Lionel Royce ...
Karl
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Dr. Wallace Faber
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Miller
Otto Reichow ...
Lanz
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Mrs. Topley
Edward Gargan ...
Mulrooney
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Union Secretary
Charles Cane ...
Turk O'Flaherty
Crane Whitley ...
Ulrich - Henchman
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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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30 October 1942 (Mexico)  »

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Mi rubia favorita  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 19, 1942 with Bob Hope reprising his film role. 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

[staging a furious argument]
Larry Haines: So, I'm a muckfritchetous snitdrivel, am I?
Karen Bentley: Yes, and you're also a scridgepodge, that's what you are!
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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 Brunette (1947) 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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One of the funniest American comedies ever made.
22 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope was in his prime in this one, and once the roller coaster of laughs starts it doesn't quit for 90 minutes. It's a road format movie: Bob and Madeleine Carroll have to get across WWII America from New York to Los Angeles with secret plans before the Nazi spies intercept them. It's a formula plot but handled most inventively and Sidney Lansfield's competent comedic direction gives Bob a perfect opportunity to develop what became his trademark character. The scenes of Percy the Penguin loose on the train, the bus driver's picnic, Hope impersonating a child psychologist for a meeting of proper small town ladies - they're little miracles of laughter. If you don't think you like Bob Hope - try this one.


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