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Fancy Pants (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Western | 19 July 1950 (USA)
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An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »

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An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The complications increase when the town believes Arthur to be an Earl, and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit. Written by Erica Schulman <ens1@psuvm.psu.edu>

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$2,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Second of four feature films that Bob Hope and Lucille Ball made together. See more »

Goofs

When Cart Belknap brings Peaceful for the "Earl" to ride he is shown bucking with full tack and saddle. After it is decided that the Earl will ride Peaceful Cart tells someone to go saddle him. See more »

Quotes

Agatha: Gee, if you're an actor, we've got a chance, and if you're a good actor this could be the biggest job you ever had.
Humphrey: Yeah, and I'd be the star - that's a step up... and an audience of three - that's a step up.
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"Starring Mr. Robert Hope (Formerly Bob)". See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) See more »

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(Hey) Fancy Pants!
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Lucille Ball (dubbed by Annette Warren) (uncredited)
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some of the scenes needed work
15 January 2002 | by (kansas) – See all my reviews

This movie was interesting to say the least. The first part of the movie starts a little on the slow part. The characters were firmly established but it took a little too long. Some of the scenes definitely could have been cut out and the film still would have made sense. Some of the later scenes were ok, but moved just a little too quick to fit right. The ending is less than endearing or satisfactory. Other than that, character portrayal was excellent and they were established very well. Bob Hope and Lucille Ball definitely make this movie memorable - they are really the only characters you can remember after you watch it. Ball and Hope are the only true guiding forces in the film, probably one of the only reasons you can still watch it today. All in all, a good and decent movie, but some of the scenes needed work to make it truly interesting and exciting to watch


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