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Olga San Juan,
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Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble. Written by
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 14, 1947 with Bob Hope reprising his film role. See more »
The King of Spain cannot be Philip II, since he died in 1598. See more »
King Louis XV:
[to le Chandre, referring to his mistress, Madame Pompadour]
Should I chance to find her, I'm afraid I shall have your head...
King Louis XV:
... and yours too!
Naturally! Two heads are better than one!
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"We're to be married--till death do us part!" ... "Oh, they're working on that!"
Foppish skewering of the Booth Tarkington novel, previously filmed with Rudolph Valentino in 1924. Bob Hope is dryly engaging as a barber in the French Court of King Louis XV who inadvertently gets his chambermaid-love banished to Spain, following her there while impersonating the Duc de Chandre, a notorious ladies' man who is to be married in an act of patriotism to the Princess of Spain. Seems lengthy at 93 minutes, with a few peaks and valleys in the plotting, and yet it's relaxed and pleasant enough to be palatable to even non-Hope buffs. Still, ace screenwriters Melvin Frank and Norman Panama don't know when to quit, and even the funny tag at the end is ultimately spoiled by unnecessary silliness. A couple of nice songs by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, a good production, and a funny duel (with Hope's ski-slope nose getting caught in the harp strings) makes for a fitfully amusing time. ** from ****
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