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A Global Affair (1964)

As an employee at the United Nations building in New York City, Bob Hope finds himself in charge of an infant abandoned at the UN. Besides being a bachelor trying to cope with an infant, he... See full summary »

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Dolores
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Fumiko
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Randy Sterling
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Under Secretary Segura
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Guy Duval
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Sonya (as Lilo Pulver)
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Nigerian Representative
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Jean
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As an employee at the United Nations building in New York City, Bob Hope finds himself in charge of an infant abandoned at the UN. Besides being a bachelor trying to cope with an infant, he must determine which nationality the baby is to have since he was abandoned on international territory. Women from several countries appear at his doorstep trying to tempt him and to get him to choose their country. Written by laird-3

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Bob's On The Road To Paternity!

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30 January 1964 (USA)  »

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I guai di papà  »

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Trivia

Final feature film of Robert Sterling. See more »

Quotes

Yvette: [throws her arms around Larrimore] Give France a chance!
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Crazy Credits

During closing credits, they display the country of birth for the various actresses - for example : Michèle Mercier of France, Elga Andersen of Germany. See more »

Connections

Featured in MGM Is on the Move! (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Fais Do Do
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
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"A Global Affair" to remember.
29 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Vastly underrated comedy delivered by Bob Hope and friends. The movie is a snapshot of N.Y.C., circa 1964, that puts on display a lifestyle--unlimited cocktails, swingin' chicks and cool, smoky music--which no longer breathes. This film has more smoking, drinking, and carefree carousing ever photographed on celluloid for a family film. The ridiculous plot concerns a child abandoned at the U.N., who somehow becomes the international focal point for peace. Hope is given custody of the silent tyke by default(Why no one calls the authorities is anyone's guess?) At the time, Bob Hope was sixty years old! My girl friend was surprised he was THAT old--she thought he looked around forty. There is an interesting battle between humans and pets in this movie. Hope's landlord hates children but loves animals. There is an extended scene at a snooty dog show where Hope looses the kid and gets dragged by a huge pooch. However, the strangest moment has to be when Hope needs to smuggle the "world's baby" into his bachelor pad and past his troublesome landlord. His solution: put him in a dog-carrier and pass him off as man's best friend. Now, where was Child Welfare? There is some nice on location photography and one far-out cameo by Adlai Stevenson, a year before he died. Also, Billy Halop appears briefly as yet another cab driver{see "Mister Buddwing"}; he was a fixture at the time always playing working class types. View this film at a tiki bar with a drink and Dean Martin on the juke box. If that is at all possible.


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