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A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get back at their philandering husbands by hiring the soldier and two of his buddies as "escorts" for the weekend. Complications ensue when the husbands show up unexpectedly. Written by
I can see why this isn't one of Hope's more famous films.
The army setting for "Let's Face It" appears to have been used simply because the play and film came out during WWII and it was appealing patriotism. However, this really didn't work well simply because this is NOT a military comedy. Although Bob Hope stars in the film and there are a few wartime references and a submarine near the end, this is no "Caught in the Draft" but a film which has almost nothing to do with the war. Because of this, the overall film seems very strange and Hope and his fellow soldiers seem out of place. This reminds me of most Hollywood college films--where you never see the students attending a single class!! Here, you'd never know a war is on and the three soldiers in the film seem about as menacing as three potatoes.
The story involves three older women who want to cheat on their husbands with three soldiers. And, at the same time, the husbands want to cheat on their wives. When both sides discover what the other is doing, they seek to make their partners jealous and pretend to be having a wonderful time with their gigolo army boyfriends or three young girls. None of this is particularly funny and it's punctuated by an occasional song by Betty Hutton. There are some lesser plots...most of which just aren't funny (such as sneaking food to women at a 'fat farm' and some accompanying fat jokes). I would certainly put this among Hope's lesser films and I can see why it's one of his less famous films. Plus it isn't so much a Hope film as one in which they put Hope in the lead. It just seems very inconsequential and at best a time-passer.
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