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My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 4 April 1947 (USA)
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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Bob Hope wanted Bing Crosby's cameo as Harry so much that he paid him $5,000 to appear. The sum was later donated to a charity. See more »

Goofs

When Lamore and Hope are in the den at the mansion, at around 25 minutes, she's gesturing with a knife pointed at Hope's face. In the shots from the side she's holding the knife with her thumb upwards. In shots from over her shoulder, her knuckles are upwards. See more »

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Carlotta Montay: You said you'd stick with me till your dying breath.
Ronnie Jackson: Yeah, and I'm getting too close to it.
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Featured in Above Suspicion (1995) See more »

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'Murder,' He Says
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Director's grandson's comments
6 April 2004 | by (New York N.Y.) – See all my reviews

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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