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My Favorite Brunette (1947)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  4 April 1947 (USA)
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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 »

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Carlotta Montay
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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He's a hilarious hawkshaw... with a case on Dottie!


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4 April 1947 (USA)  »

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On a Capitol Records 78, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour waxed two Jay Livingston-Ray Evans tunes: the romantic "Beside You," a Lamour solo in the film, and a comic-banter ditty named after the movie, although this number was not performed in the picture. See more »

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A shot of the plane landing is flipped: the writing on the tail is backwards. See more »

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State Trooper: If you bother us again, I'll personally punch you in the nose so hard it will look like other peoples' noses.
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References The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

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Beside You
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Dorothy Lamour (uncredited)
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Lots of laughs and fun to watch!
13 November 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This movie offers an abundance of laughs with Hope as a baby photographer turned detective who is clearly out of his element. Dorothy Lamour is sexy and funny as Bobs love interest. Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr. add the sinister part to the movie and are good straight men for Hopes antics. This type of comedy was popular in the 40's but few could pull it off as well as Hope could. He is, in my opinion, better without a partner such as Bing to bring in the laughs. It is a fun picture to watch.


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