Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible ... See full summary »
Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister doings in a gloomy mansion and a private sanatorium, with every plot twist a parody of thriller cliches. What are the villains really after? Can Ronnie beat a framed murder rap? Written by
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The film contains a number of in-jokes. Bob Hope's character is just saying that he wants to be a private detective like Alan Ladd - when Ladd appears, playing a private detective. Dorothy Lamour's character looks longingly after Bing Crosby for a moment (in their "Road" movies with Bob Hope, Crosby nearly always got the girl) before Hope wins back her attention. There is also a comic reference to legendary music conductor Arturo Toscanini, then considered the greatest conductor in the world, and who at that time was conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. (Bob Hope had a radio program on NBC and was soon to make his TV debut on NBC as well.) See more »
A shot of the plane landing is flipped: the writing on the tail is backwards. See more »
Bing Crosby's cameo in "My Favorite Brunette"
bob hope and bing crosby had an arraingement to do cameos in each
other's movies, however, bing had already done a cameo in bob's last
movie, so it wasn't bing's turn. Bob wanted bing to do this cameo so
badly that bob offered to pay bing $5000. which bing donated to
charity. Bing Crosby walked on set, skipped makeup, ( already made up
from another movie he was shooting on the lot), stopped at wardrobe,
(which consisted of donning a prison guard shirt), and did his bit in
one take, leaving the soundstage in just 5 minutes, making a Hollywood
record for the most money per minute payed to an actor. scource: My
grandfather, Elliott Nugent, directed this movie and wrote about it in
his autobiography "Events Leading up to the Comedy" Oh yeah, about Alan
Ladd playing the private eye, Elliott Nugent directed him in 'The Great
Gatsby". Jonathan Elliott
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