A Global Affair (1964)

 |  Comedy  |  30 January 1964 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 290 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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 »


0Check in
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Don Weis
Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter JoJo's choice of partner, seizes an unexpected opportunity to bring her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to forget all thoughts... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Bob Hope, Dina Merrill, Tuesday Weld
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Divine D.D., a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon
Easy Living (1949)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Victor Mature, Lizabeth Scott, Lucille Ball
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A teenage girl who has a crush on an older, more sophisticated man tells all her friends that the man is her boyfriend. Soon that story starts making its way around the town.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Shirley Temple, David Niven, Tom Tully
Dream Wife (1953)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple. Unfortunately there seems to be too much business and not enough pleasure on the... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Sheldon
Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A. J. Niles is the author of a series of 'Bachelor Books'. These books describe the romantic life of a bachelor in various cities of the world. But when he runs into trouble with the I.R.S.... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline
Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The trials and tribulations in a private, snobbish girls school.

Directors: George Nichols Jr., Wanda Tuchock
Stars: Frances Dee, Billie Burke, Ginger Rogers
A Lost Lady (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Phil Rosen
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan, Ricardo Cortez


Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Larrimore
Lisette (as Michele Mercier)
Elga Andersen ...
Miiko Taka ...
Randy Sterling
Under Secretary Segura
Mr. Snifter
Guy Duval
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Police Officer Dugan
Sonya (as Lilo Pulver)
Baby Monroe ...
Nigerian Representative
Georgia Hayes ...
Himself - TV Newscaster


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Bob's On The Road To Paternity!




See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 January 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I guai di papà  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Final feature film of Robert Sterling. See more »


Yvette: [throws her arms around Larrimore] Give France a chance!
See more »

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 »


Fais Do Do
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

"A Global Affair" to remember.
29 May 2004 | by (Staten Island, New york) – 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.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
wow! you guys sure love bob hope! moovienut
Miracle during Filming ChesterBabcock
Bob hypnotized during filming? ChesterBabcock
The Baby Peridot218
Does anyone care about me? jfmcnl
Attention Bob Hope "rocks"! Bachelor_in_Paradise
Discuss A Global Affair (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: