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A Global Affair (1964)

 |  Comedy  |  30 January 1964 (USA)
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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... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Larrimore
Michèle Mercier ...
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

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Bob's On The Road To Paternity!




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Release Date:

30 January 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I guai di papà  »

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2.00 : 1
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Final feature film of Robert Sterling. See more »


Frank Larrimore: I once had a tough sergeant like you - he was shot from behind on the first day of combat!
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During closing credits, they display the country of birth for the various actresses - for example: Michele Mercier of France, Elga Anderson, of Germany. See more »


A Global Affair
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
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Bob Hope goes on dates ...
16 December 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

One of the four projects in which Jack Arnold directed Bob Hope, "A Gobal Affair" has Larrimore (Hope) taking an abandoned baby home for the weekend, apparently one of his responsibilities at the UN building. Hope had just done Road to Hong Kong, the last ROAD film, in 1962. Of course, Larrimore's neighbor Mr. Snifter is suspicious, and keeps threatening to throw him out of his apartment. Viewers will recognize the neighbor ( John McGiver ) from "Breakfast at Tiffanys", and "Mame". All sorts of silly things happen to Larrimore and the baby, and they attempt to explain why they don't just turn the baby over to the police. There is a not-so-graceful edit while Larrimore is addressing the UN, and it sounds like a line was added later. Co stars Yvonne DeCarlo and Nehemia Persoff. Even appearances by Hugh Downs and Adlai Stevenson. Throw in some silly dates with women from Russia, Spain, and Japan who are out to prove a point, and you've got this movie. Starts out light, gets heavy in the middle, and must all be ironed out by the end. Where were we ...? oh that's right, it's all being done to figure out where the baby should grow up. Some quickie lines for Hope, but not his best work.

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