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Where There's Life (1947)

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The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.

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Michael Joseph Valentine
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Gen. Katrina Grimovitch
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Victor O'Brien
George Coulouris ...
Prime Minister Krivoc
Vera Marshe ...
Hazel O'Brien
George Zucco ...
Paul Stertorius
Dennis Hoey ...
Minister of War Grubitch
John Alexander ...
Mr. Herbert Jones
Victor Varconi ...
Finance Minister Zavitch
Joseph Vitale ...
Albert Miller
Harry von Zell ...
Joe Snyder
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John Fulda
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Mabel Jones
Harland Tucker ...
Mr. Alvin - Floorwalker
Roy Atwell ...
Salesman
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In a far off country, their king is critically wounded after an assassination attempt and the only heir is a timid New York radio personality, Bob Hope. After reluctantly traveling to his father's homeland, Bob is not happy with becoming the target of the same terrorist organization that attacked the king. Written by laird-3

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21 November 1947 (USA)  »

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A vos ordres ma générale  »

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Bendix's line, "Wat a revoltin' development this is." is a reference to his popular radio show, 'The Life of Riley,' which had been on air since 1945. See more »

Quotes

Michael Joseph Valentine: [to Sterorius] Yeah, well, there's a body here somewhere, and I'm gonna find it.
Victor O'Brien: All right, come on, produce the corpus delicti.
Michael Joseph Valentine: One thing at a time. Produce the body first.
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Pretty good...but what's with the ending?
11 July 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is included on a DVD along with another one of Bob Hope's films, "Monsieur Beaucaire". Both are rather pleasant diversions, though neither are near Hope's best.

The film begins in the fictional country of Barovia. The King is making a speech when he is unexpectedly shot. As he appears on the verge of death, the General (Signe Hasso) goes on a mission to America to find the King's son--a child conceived during a brief and ill-conceived marriage to a commoner. It turns out that Hasso is looking for Bob Hope and he has no idea that he's next in line for the throne. Unfortunately, an underground organization of evil, the Mordia, are also looking for Hope, as they are the ones who shot the King and they want to rule Barovia. Much of the film consists of Hope and Hasso running from these killers and it's all cute fun. When they fall in love, it's not especially hard to predict, though it did seem to come rather out of the blue. In other words, there wasn't much of a build up to this. Despite this, the plot still worked up until the very end. Sadly, however, the ending is a total let-down in every way. It's a shame, really, as up until then I liked the film a lot and thought it among Hope's better films. But, the dumb ending undid a lot of my good will and as a result it's just a time-passer...a time-passer that could have been better.


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