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They Got Me Covered (1943)

Bumbling reporter Robert Kittredge has been fired after bungling his latest assignment. His career isn't all he's botched up: his girlfriend Chris is tired of waiting for him to marry her. ... See full summary »

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Christina Hill
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Mrs. Vanescu
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Fauscheim
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Baldanacco (as Edward Ciannelli)
Marion Martin ...
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Sally
Philip Ahn ...
Nichimuro
Donald MacBride ...
Mason
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Bettye Avery ...
Mildred
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Lucille
Mary Byrne ...
Laura
William Yetter Sr. ...
Holtz (as William Yetter)
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Bumbling reporter Robert Kittredge has been fired after bungling his latest assignment. His career isn't all he's botched up: his girlfriend Chris is tired of waiting for him to marry her. When he gets a hot tip on some Nazi spies operating in Washington, D.C., he convinces Chris to help him break the story so he can get his job back. The pair soon find themselves in several awkward predicaments as they track the criminals down in a night club, a burlesque show, and face a final showdown at a beauty salon. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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4 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Apunten... ¡Fuego!  »

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On the DVD version of this movie, in the last scene, Bob Hope kicks the Japanese spy in the rear and says "that's to save your face". Lip reading it, he actually says "that's for Pearl Harbor!". It is unknown when the dub was done or what played in the theater. See more »

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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Funny lines about a not so funny topic
14 December 2000 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope's comedy seems always funny, and this satire is funnier yet. Spies and secret foreign agents have the run of Washington. This movie is best described as Hope meets Axis spies, while Dorthory Lamour laments that the "dreadful Nazi" is responsible for the perfume shortage. The movie is replete with comic dialogue which the war weary audiences on the Homefront during World War Two must have found refreshing. Hope's best line in this one (about Lamour): "She must work the swing shift." Lamour's best line (to Hope): "Bet a new tire?"


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