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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 ...
Gloria
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Little Old Man
Phyllis Ruth ...
Sally
Philip Ahn ...
Nichimuro
Donald MacBride ...
Mason
Mary Treen ...
Helen
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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Bob Hope was on loan from Paramount for the first of two films, in exchange for Gary Cooper''s appearance in Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), a film in which Hope also appeared. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

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They don't make them like this anymore!!!
5 August 2008 | by (seattle washington USA) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest Bob Hope movies made without Bing Crosby, this world war two era comedy must have really helped the home front with the laughs. Hope plays a bumbling reporter who messes up many big war time scoops, must to the chagrin of his editor. The funniest scene in the whole movie is when Hope's character comes back to the States and gets yelled at by his editor. The whole scene from when he walks in the office to when he leaves is absolutely hilarious. They really do not make them like this anymore. This country is so starved for a man like Hope these days. No comedian today can even hold a candle to him. I give this film a 10 out of 10 just for Hope performance and the laughs. A dose of Bob Hope a day will keep the head shrinker away. May he rest in peace.


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