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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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Victor O'Brien
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Prime Minister Krivoc
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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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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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Comedy | Thriller

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21 November 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A vos ordres ma générale  »

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Trivia

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 »

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: [about to be stabbed] Wait! May I make one last request?
Albert Miller: Yes.
Michael Joseph Valentine: Put away that knife!
Albert Miller: Why, you!
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References Blue Skies (1946) See more »

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An Exploding Cigar Saves The Day! (Ho-Hum!)
28 September 2014 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I guess in order to fully appreciate the likes of Bob Hope as a comedian (and admit that he's a funny guy), it all comes down to something of an acquired taste. But, with that said, even after seeing him in a number of films, I still haven't come anywhere near to acquiring that taste of total appreciation for this dude.

To me, Bob Hope, far too often, comes across as being one of the driest, most bland, and most unfunny comics of his era. In fact, there are moments when Hope's screen-persona gives me the creeps, big-time, especially when his character is required (amongst other things) to be a hot-blooded lover-boy type to some semi-smouldering babe.

From my point of view, Hope's apparent male-magnetism and believability as a virile specimen of raw manhood registers (on a scale of 1-10) at about 2. And 2 is also about the very same position where Hope's appeal as an all-round comic seems to sit, as well.

In "Where There's Life", Hope is radio personality, Michael Valentine, on WKDC in New York.

Valentine soon finds out (in a roundabout way) that he is the long-lost heir to the throne of the mythical kingdom of Borovia. This, in turn, makes him a target of spies, kidnapping, and death plots, as well as the desire of not one, but two, very determined women. (You go figure)


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