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Where There's Life (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  21 November 1947 (USA)
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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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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
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 ...
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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

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Where there's life there's Bob Hope in the king-size comedy of a cut rate clown prince! (poster). See more »

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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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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

Victor O'Brien: [about Valentine] When that anteater buries his nose in the pillow, it leaves an impression on the mattress.
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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.


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