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Where There's Life (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Thriller | 21 November 1947 (USA)
The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.

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Gen. Katrina Grimovitch
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Victor O'Brien
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Prime Minister Krivoc
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Hazel O'Brien
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Paul Stertorius
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Minister of War Grubitch
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Mr. Herbert Jones
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Finance Minister Zavitch
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Albert Miller
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Joe Snyder
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John Fulda
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Mabel Jones
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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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Comedy | Thriller

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21 November 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A vos ordres ma générale  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 16, 1948 with Bob Hope and Signe Hasso reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Foreign nationals from Boravia in Europe kidnap American citizen Bob Hope (who presumably has no passport or visa) and put him on their plane without any security checks at the airport. See more »

Quotes

Michael Joseph Valentine: [to Krivoc] Well, you look familiar. I just can't place the graveyard!
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Crazy Credits

Opening title card - "This is Barovia.. A small european country which even today has not fully recovered from the effects of ruthless enemy occupation..." See more »

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References Blue Skies (1946) See more »

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Unusual, yet hilarious!
11 February 2002 | by (Retie, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Here we find Bob Hope in a quite unusual role, as royalty! (He's been everything else, right?) A glamorous General Grimovich tries to convince Michael Valentine that he is the prince of Barovia and must ascend the throne temporarily until they hold their first democratic election. If he doesn't, an evil organization called the "Mordia" will take over the country. A rather involved plot for a Hope movie, but he still shines bright! Great performance by William Bendix in this one as well.


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