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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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Bob Hope and Lucille Ball romp in the West See more (14 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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

The interior set at Paramount Studios representing the first floor of Norma Desmond's mansion in Sunset Blvd. (1950) starring Gloria Swanson was also used in this film, giving fans of that classic a rare opportunity to see it in full color.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 »
[during opening credits]
Humphrey:No popcorn during my performance... peasants!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Budding of Brie (1980)See more »
Home Cookin'See more »


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Bob Hope and Lucille Ball romp in the West, 16 July 2016
Author: SimonJack from United States

Bob Hope and Lucille Ball were at the top of their careers when they made "Fancy Pants" in 1950. Both would stay at the top for three more decades. In this film, the two are joined by a supporting cast of several long-time performers for what appears to be a rollicking fun time with the process.

Hope plays an actor (Arthur Tyler) who plays a butler (Humphrey) who plays an English nobleman (the Earl of Brinstead). Ball plays Agie Floud, a wealthy young American Westerner. Joining the fun are Bruce Cabot as Cart Belknap, Jack Kirkwood as Mike Floud, Lea Penman as Effie Floud, Eric Blore as Sir Wimbley, and John Alexander as Teddy Roosevelt.

The movie is a hoot as the plot moves from a theater stage in London, to a train across America, to the Floud's hometown in the American Southwest. This comedy has a nice mix of funny lines, slapstick accidents, and silly to hilarious situations. It's a light piece of entertainment that the whole family should enjoy.

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