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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Mayehoff ...
Bullets Bradley
Jack Dempsey
Vic Breck
Lt. Cmdr. Parnell
Tom Harmon ...
Tom Harmon
Art Aragon ...
Art Aragon
Kim Spalding ...
Seaman Harker
Mike Mahoney ...
MP Huggins


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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6 April 1953 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Les dégourdis de la M.P.  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


When Bob Hope is destroying the parked car, you can see the overhead microphone reflected in the front glass of the car in which Miss Maxwell is sitting in. See more »


Wally Hogan: [running into Sergeant Danzig] Oh, Arsenic and Old Face.
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This film is well worth watching.
3 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Not only do Bob Hope and Mickey Rooney deliver enjoyable performances, there is a great character, "Chow Hound" portrayed by Norman Leavitt. Mr.Leavitt is one of those wonderful character actors whose face you have seen a million times but might not remember his name. After watching "Off Limits", you will never forget him. For years I have enjoyed his performances in many "Andy Griffith" and "I Love Lucy" episodes as well as his performance in the feature "The Blue Gardenia" directed by Fritz Lang. Also, he was in one of my all time favorite films, "Harvey" as one of the cab drivers. The cast of "off Limits" should have gone on to make a sequel, it was like watching a charmed ensemble cast movie.

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