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Director:
Writers:
Sy Bartlett (story)
Allen Boretz (adaptation)
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Release Date:
20 April 1945 (Portugal) See more »
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Plot:
Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
NewsDesk:
Actress Virginia Mayo Dies at 84
 (From WENN. 18 January 2005)

User Reviews:
Top-notch Hope comedy, one of his best See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Hope ... Sylvester the Great

Virginia Mayo ... Princess Margaret

Walter Brennan ... Featherhead
Walter Slezak ... La Roche

Victor McLaglen ... Captain Barrett / The Hook

Marc Lawrence ... Pedro
Hugo Haas ... Owner of the 'Bucket of Blood'
Maude Eburne ... Landlady of the 'Boar's Head Inn'
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Don José Ramon Sebastian Rurales
Brandon Hurst ... Mr. Pelly
Tom Kennedy ... Alonzo
Stanley Andrews ... Captain of the 'Mary Ann'
Robert Warwick ... The King
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Hold-Up Victim (uncredited)
Betty Alexander ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Richard Alexander ... Holdup Thug (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Citizen (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Pirate (uncredited)
Ruth Caldwell ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Hugo - Bartender at 'Bucket of Blood' (uncredited)
Alma Carroll ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Vic Christy ... Thug (uncredited)

Bing Crosby ... Margaret's Sweetheart (uncredited)
Loretta Daye ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Murderous Pirate (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Francis Ford ... Drunken Pirate (uncredited)
Stewart Garner ... Sailor on the 'Mary Ann' (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bobby Hale ... Citizen (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Charlie, Dueling Dandy-Pirate (uncredited)
Rondo Hatton ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Heckler (uncredited)
Weldon Heyburn ... Soldier at the Palace (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Soldier at the Gate (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... First Mate on the 'Mary Ann' (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Pirate (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Pirate (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Pirate (uncredited)
Art Miles ... Thug (uncredited)
Lillian Molieri ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Heckler (uncredited)
Kay Morley ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Palace Guard (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Companion of Drunken Pirate (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Citizen Hit with Blackjack (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Pirate (uncredited)
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Man who brings the beers (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Governor's Guard (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Pirate (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Pirate (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Captain of the King's Ship (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... Blackjack Thug (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Guard (uncredited)
Betty Thurston ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Tom Tyler ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Ruth Valmy ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Soldier (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Pirate at the 'Bucket of Blood' (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Sidney Lanfield (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sy Bartlett  story
Allen Boretz  adaptation
Melvin Frank  uncredited
Everett Freeman  screenplay
Don Hartman  screenplay
Curtis Kenyon  adaptation
Norman Panama  uncredited
Melville Shavelson  screenplay

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
Don Hartman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner (director of photography)
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell 
 
Art Direction by
Ernst Fegté 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Grant 
 
Makeup Department
Nina Roberts .... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barton Adams .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hugo Ballin .... art consultant
McClure Capps .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Ray Binger .... special photographic effects (as R.O. Binger)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects
Clarence Slifer .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Louanne Hogan .... singing voice: Virginia Mayo
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski .... associate technicolor color director
Jack Robbins .... stand-in: Bob Hope (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Samuel Goldwyn paid Paramount $133,500 to borrow Bob Hope for twelve weeks. During that time, Hope made this film and They Got Me Covered (1943). As part of the deal, Paramount also got the services of Goldwyn contractee Gary Cooper for the lead in "For Whom the Bell Tolls."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When The Hook's ship is attacking The Mary Ann, it is flying the Skull & Crossbones. Soon after that it is seen being raised.See more »
Quotes:
Princess Margaret:Why don't you die like a man?
Sylvester:Because I'd rather live like a woman!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kiss Me in the MoonlightSee more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Top-notch Hope comedy, one of his best, 9 August 2004
Author: frankfob from California

Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo star in this hilarious comedy about a tenth-rate actor who gets mixed up with beautiful women, corrupt politicians, pirates and treasure maps. Hope really looks like he's enjoying himself, and when you get a load of Virginia Mayo, you'll see why. She has never looked more ravishing--the gorgeous Technicolor photography actually works better for her than it did for Maureen O'Hara, who was known as "The Queen of Technicolor"--and shows an unexpected flair for comedy. Victor McLaglen seems to be having a blast as the evil pirate The Hook, Walter Slezak plays the crooked governor in another one of his fine oily villain performances, and Walter Brennan is a scream as a crazed pirate who takes a shine to Hope. Some hilarious comic routines--especially one where Hope pretends to be The Hook--and several surprisingly good action scenes, which you don't often see in comedies, make this one of Hope's best pictures without Bing Crosby (well, for the most part). Don't miss it.

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