Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know... See full summary »
Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where ... See full summary »
Bank teller and widower with seven kids, Bob Hope finds $10,000 in a parking lot. His luck quickly changes when it's discovered that his bank discovers a substantial money shortage in their... See full summary »
Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship ... See full summary »
Two romantic couples are each married to different people! They really DO love each other. At the beginning Kitty thinks Larry is un-funny, unendurable, and unrelenting. Larry thinks Kitty ... See full summary »
Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of ... See full summary »
Stanley Snodgrass, perhaps Broadway's clumsiest (if not oldest and most out-of-tune) chorus boy, finds himself unceremoniously ousted from yet another show. Due to an infamous slasher threatening the show's leads, Stanley finds himself brought back as the headliner, unaware that he's being used as bait by police. Even with Detective Logan secretly posing as Stanley's valet, producer Harry Fraser fears Jack the Slasher may not put in an appearance soon enough to prevent Stanley murdering his show. Written by
While this isn't the best of Bob Hope's movie, to a great degree because the forgettable songs just take time away from the laughs, it's still generally fun. Hope plays his basic idiot character, in this case a talentless chorus boy who, in what has to be one of the most ludicrous plot devices of the year, is cast as the lead in a musical to protect the true star from a killer. Hope is blissfully unaware of the reason is a sudden star.
Hope is often a bit of a jerk in his films, but he's a bit more of a jerk in this one, especially to the girl who inexplicably loves him. That bothered me more than the absurdity of the plot; how could any girl keep affection for someone who treated her so badly and really had pretty much no redeeming qualities. But then, it's a Bob Hope movie.
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