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My Favorite Brunette (1947)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  4 April 1947 (USA)
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

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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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The Private Eye  »

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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 028682. See more »

Goofs

Ronnie is supplied with a torn-off piece of printed stationery from "Seacliff Lodge," but the sign at the main entrance to the facility shows its name as "Seacliffe Lodge." See more »

Quotes

Ronnie Jackson: That's their racket. They're trying to make people think everybody's crazy.
State Trooper #2: Yeah, but with you they had a head start.
State Trooper: Come on.
Ronnie Jackson: Wait a minute. You gotta listen to me. You gotta TRUST me, fellas. This is the biggest frame-up since "Whistler's Mother!"
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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'Murder,' He Says
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Played on the phonograph
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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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