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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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In a scene involving Lucille Ball and Bob Hope on a mechanical horse, Hope took a tumble off the horse and suffered a mild concussion. 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

[Arthur jumps onto the horse behind Agatha, only for both of them to fall off]
Humphrey: Wouldn't it be much simpler to call a cab?
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"Starring Mr. Robert Hope (Formerly Bob)". See more »

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Version of Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) 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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Lame Comedy
3 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

A rich American woman hires a British butler and brings him to New Mexico unaware that he's an American actor. A disappointing remake of "Ruggles of Red Gap," given the potentially potent teaming of Hope and Ball. The first segment of the film that takes place in Britain is so lame that it doesn't even elicit a chuckle. Once the action moves to New Mexico, there are a few laughs but the comedy is still labored. The funniest bit has to do with dogs chasing Hope instead of the fox during a fox hunt. Hope and Ball seem to be trying but the script is a dud. Alexander, who imagined he was Teddy Roosevelt in "Arsenic and Old Lace," plays the president here.


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