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My Favorite Spy (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Music  |  25 December 1951 (USA)
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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 ...
Gypsy Fortune Teller
Iris Adrian ...
Lola
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Newton
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Monkara
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Ben Ali
Tonio Selwart ...
Harry Crock
Ralph Smiley ...
El Sarif
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Tangier is in Morocco, but instead of speaking French or Arabic, the natives are speaking Spanish. This is most evident during the scene where the house is on fire with the firemen yelling in Spanish to spray the water on the house. 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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Connections

Referenced in Hogan's Heroes: My Favorite Prisoner (1969) See more »

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Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Hedy Lamarr (dubbed by Martha Mears) (uncredited)
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A Unique Bob Hope Movie
30 May 2003 | by (Bartlett, TN) – See all my reviews

This movie, while far from Hope's best, has Bob in a duel role as Peanuts White and Eric Augusine, the latter being a notorious spy.

What is unique is that the character of Augustine is shown as a humorlous brutal killer, and for a few brief scenes we see a serious side of Bob Hope that to my knowledge has never been shown since in any effort.

The closest to it in terms of range would be Beau James which he did some years later.


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