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Harry Leon Wilson (story)
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Release Date:
19 July 1950 (USA) See more »
An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hope and Ball show how to make an entertaining movie See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Hope ... Humphrey

Lucille Ball ... Agatha Floud

Bruce Cabot ... Cart Belknap
Jack Kirkwood ... Mike Floud

Lea Penman ... Effie Floud
Hugh French ... George Van Basingwell

Eric Blore ... Sir Wimbley
Joseph Vitale ... Wampum

John Alexander ... Teddy Roosevelt

Norma Varden ... Lady Maude
Virginia Keiley ... Rosalind

Colin Keith-Johnston ... Twombley
Joe Wong ... Wong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grace Albertson ... Dolly (uncredited)
Gilbert Alonzo ... Indian Boy (uncredited)
David Alvarado ... Indian Boy (uncredited)

Hank Bell ... Barfly (uncredited)

Ray Bennett ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Mr. Andrews (uncredited)
Marie Bryant ... Dance Team Member (uncredited)
Nora Bush ... Guest (uncredited)
Wanda Cantlon ... Cowgirl (uncredited)

Chester Conklin ... Guest (uncredited)
Charles Cooley ... Parson (uncredited)
Cathy Dart ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Mr. Jones (uncredited)
Bobby Dominguez ... Indian Boy (uncredited)
Jim Drum ... Guest (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Henchman (uncredited)
Jac Fisher ... Dance Team Member (uncredited)
Alex Frazer ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Vincent Garcia ... Indian Boy (uncredited)
Ethyl May Halls ... Daisy (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Umpire (uncredited)

Percy Helton ... Mayor Fogarty (uncredited)

Robin Hughes ... Cyril (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Lorna Jordon ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Bob Kortman ... Henchman (uncredited)
Alva Marie Lacy ... Daisy (uncredited)
John Mallon ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Martin ... Englishman (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Mollie (uncredited)
Henry Mirelez ... Indian Boy (uncredited)

Howard M. Mitchell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Connie Montoya ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Ida Moore ... Bessie / Betsy (uncredited)
Alfred Nunez ... Indian Boy (uncredited)
Howard Petrie ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Jean Ruth ... Miss Wilkins (uncredited)
Hope Sansberry ... Millie (uncredited)

Almira Sessions ... Belle (uncredited)
Gilchrist Stuart ... Wicket Keeper (uncredited)
Ethel Wales ... Mrs. Wilkins (uncredited)
Annette Warren ... Agatha Floud (singing voice) (uncredited)
Maxine Willis ... Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
George Marshall 
Writing credits
Harry Leon Wilson (story)

Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) (as Edmund Hartmann) and
Robert O'Brien (screenplay)

Richard L. Breen  contributing writer (uncredited)
Monte Brice  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Frank Butler  contributing writer (uncredited)
Barney Dean  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Irving Elinson  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Richard English  contributing writer (uncredited)
Richard Flournoy  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert L. Welch .... producer
Original Music by
Van Cleave 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang  (as Charles B. Lang)
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Emile Kuri 
Costume Design by
Mary Kay Dodson  (as Mary K. Dodson)
Gile Steele (costumes: men)
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Charles Berner .... makeup artist (uncredited)
S. Patrick .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Karl Silvera .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
C. Kenneth Deland .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Rudolph .... assistant director
Herbert Coleman .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Michael D. Moore .... second assistant director (uncredited)
James A. Rosenberger .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert Goodstein .... props (uncredited)
Cline Jones .... prop shop: second unit (uncredited)
W.W. Jones .... nursery (uncredited)
Joe Portillo .... painter (uncredited)
Dwight Thompson .... assistant props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Johnson .... sound
Gene Merritt .... sound
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Polly Burson .... stunt double: Lucille Ball
Roger Creed .... stunt double: Bob Hope
James Van Horn .... stunt double: Bruce Cabot
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Bennett .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mal Bulloch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ed Crowder .... grip (uncredited)
Pat Drew .... gaffer (uncredited)
Phil Eastman .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
Curtis Gourlay .... head grip: second unit (uncredited)
John Hamilton .... camera operator: Technicolor (uncredited)
Jack Haring .... grip (uncredited)
W. Wallace Kelley .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
C. Klein .... grip (uncredited)
Kenneth Meade .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Gordon Palmer .... grip (uncredited)
Ray Rennahan .... fill-in photographer (uncredited)
B. Sheets .... camera mechanic: Technicolor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Francis Cugat .... color consultant: Technicolor
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Samuel Hoffman .... musician: theremin (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward H. Plumb .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Billy Daniel .... choreographer (as Billy Daniels)
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Frances Grant .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
C. Harper .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Len Hendry .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Ronnie Lubin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller .... dance director (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Sidney Zipser .... Technicolor technician (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (certificate #13953) | USA:G (1974)

Did You Know?

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 10, 1951 with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball reprising their film roles.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Hope and Ball show how to make an entertaining movie, 16 May 2002
Author: lonniebealeusa from las vegas nevada

Made over fifty years ago and still a treat to watch. A wonderful campy performance by Bob Hope,posing an an english Lord and Lucille Ball as a real tough western cowgirl really make this movie a lot of fun. Not to be missed is Bob as the english Lord describing his army exploits at a party.Bruce Cabot playing his usual bad tough guy keeps the movie on an even keel,but the laughs still come thick and fast mainly through Hope's attempt at an english accent. The one disappointing aspect was the finale,which seemed flat and made me wonder if the writers just couldn't be bothered with coming up with any more good lines. The late'40's and '50's were good film years for Hope and this movie shows why audiences kept coming back for more.

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