MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,615 this week

Where There's Life (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  21 November 1947 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 241 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 37 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 93 titles
created 23 Mar 2012
 
a list of 3846 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 13 titles
created 28 Sep 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Where There's Life (1947)

Where There's Life (1947) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Where There's Life.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Road to Rio (1947)
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Divine D.D., a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Bank teller and widower with seven kids, Bob Hope finds $10,000 in a parking lot. His luck quickly changes when it's discovered that his bank discovers a substantial money shortage in their... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two romantic couples are each married to different people! They really DO love each other. At the beginning Kitty thinks Larry is un-funny, unendurable, and unrelenting. Larry thinks Kitty ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jeffrey Hunter
Certificate: M Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Young couple decide to live together and they wind up having a baby. They decide they should give the baby up for adoption. The baby's Mother's parents wind up adopting the baby using a fake name.

Director: Norman Panama
Stars: Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Bob Hope, Katharine Hepburn, Noelle Middleton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis
Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

As an employee at the United Nations building in New York City, Bob Hope finds himself in charge of an infant abandoned at the UN. Besides being a bachelor trying to cope with an infant, he... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Bob Hope, Michèle Mercier, Elga Andersen
Force of Evil (1948)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky
Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Stage-producer J.J. Horbart, is going to put on a new show, but he doesn't know that his two partners lost the money at the stock market. Insurance salesman Rosmer Peck falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Gen. Katrina Grimovitch
...
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
...
John Fulda
...
Mabel Jones
Harland Tucker ...
Mr. Alvin - Floorwalker
Roy Atwell ...
Salesman
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If you laugh yourself sick at this picture...sue Bob Hope! (Poster). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A vos ordres ma générale  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a play on the old platitude "Where there's life, there's hope". 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

Gen. Katrina Grimovitch: Michael, run!
Michael Joseph Valentine: Run? Do you think I'm yellow?
[after gunshot breaks glass]
Michael Joseph Valentine: Shake hands with a lemon!
See more »

Connections

References Blue Skies (1946) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
There's Hope, But Not Much Else
5 November 2009 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope is always a wonderful comedian, but he has to work with a few handicaps here. First, there's a predictable and mundane script with a plot more fit for the Three Stooges than Hope. Second, the production values look awfully cheap. This looks more like Republic Pictures than Paramount. Third, co-star Signe Hasso is listless and grim, and has no chemistry with Hope at all. She is also saddled with a ridiculous and silly hairstyle. The only memorable delight in the film is William Bendix as a N.Y.City cop. His delivery of his signature line, "What a revolting development this is," is the funniest laugh in the movie. At 75 minutes, the film zips by and is pleasant enough, but not nearly as much fun as "Monsieur Beaucaire," "Paleface" or any of the Road pictures.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Where There's Life (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?