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My Favorite Spy (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 25 December 1951 (USA)
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

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Peanuts White / Eric Augustine
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Lily Dalbray
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Karl Brubaker
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Tasso
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Henderson
Luis Van Rooten ...
Rudolf Hoenig
Stephen Chase ...
Donald Bailey
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Gen. Frazer
Angela Clarke ...
Gypsy Fortune Teller
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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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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

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

Quotes

Peanuts White: That dress does things for you. Doesn't do me any harm either.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Light Cavalry Overture
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Music by Franz von Suppé
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Intrigue, comedy, and beauty
28 August 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Typical enjoyable Bob Hope movie, enhanced by the lovely shimmering beauty of Hedy Lamarr that makes it all worthwhile. You might notice at the start of the night club scene before Lily (Hedy) sings, they play music from "Samson and Delilah" which had been a big hit for Hedy two years earlier. I agree that at times the plot seems rather thin but if you're a regular fan and hooked on Hope's films you'll like it and not worry about wondering why. Just enjoy!


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