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My Favorite Spy (1951)

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Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peanuts White / Eric Augustine
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Lily Dalbray
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Karl Brubaker
Arnold Moss ...
Tasso
John Archer ...
Henderson
Luis Van Rooten ...
Rudolf Hoenig
Stephen Chase ...
Donald Bailey
Morris Ankrum ...
Gen. Frazer
Angela Clarke ...
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Iris Adrian ...
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Ben Ali
Tonio Selwart ...
Harry Crock
Ralph Smiley ...
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Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in mysterious, exotic Tangier. There, he encounters the irresistable Lily Dalbray, an "old friend" of Augustine who is now dealing with his arch-enemy, Brubaker. But where is the real Eric? Comedy thriller with slapstick climax. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Crime | Music | Romance

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25 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Passage to Cairo  »

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In the original script, Peanuts is a schoolteacher who is caught impersonating a deceased gangster and is sent on a mission to Cairo. See more »

Goofs

The fire engine has "Tangier Fire Dept." marked in English, when it should have been marked in French. See more »

Quotes

Peanuts White: It's nights like these that drive men like me to women like you for nights like this.
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Follows My Favorite Blonde (1942) See more »

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I WIND UP - TAKING A FALL
Music by Robert Emmett Dolan
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Bob Hope
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Hey, Like Hope's One-Liners, Not All Are Winners
2 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a typical Bob Hope movie in which "ole ski nose" delivers a lot of one- liners and plays his usual coward-turned-hero. (In this story, a burlesque comic turned spy.) The leading lady for this one was Hedy Lamarr. By 1951, the famous glamor girl of the Golden Age looked like she was a few years past her prime. She had very little sex appeal left.

Hope plays a dual role: "Peanuts White" and "Eric Augustine." He does a fine job with both, although in one of those roles he said very little. In all, not one of his more memorable movies, or funnier films, but it has enough decent laughs to somewhat entertain....but mainly, if you are a die-hard Bob Hope fan; otherwise, skip it. Bob did a lot of other films that were much better.


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