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Off Limits (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 April 1953 (UK)
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however,... See full summary »

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Bullets Bradley
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Lt. Cmdr. Parnell
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Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans. Written by Nathan Face <face.2@wright.edu>

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During the film in the training scene where they're putting the jeep through the course, the stunt man (playing Bob Hope) apparently does actually get knocked out and fall out of the Jeep. See more »

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Wally Hogan: [running into Sergeant Danzig] Oh, Arsenic and Old Face.
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a good Hope Movie
7 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a very good Bob Hope movie. He does a wonderful job of playing a military person that really isn't very military minded. His usual pranks to get out of something he doesn't want to do, doesn't let you down, and I love the way he always gets a jab at his old buddy Bing in his solo movies, and he has a very neat way of doing it in this movie. The only thing I don't understand in the movie is that the champ refers to "women" as buffaloes. Does anyone know where or why that term was used in those days. This is the only movie I've ever heard them refered to as.


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