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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Frank Larrimore
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Lisette (as Michele Mercier)
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Yvette
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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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Mr. Snifter
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Guy Duval
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Police Officer Dugan
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Sonya (as Lilo Pulver)
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Nonnie
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Nigerian Representative
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Jean
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Himself - TV Newscaster
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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 »

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So Wide the World
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
Sung by Vic Dana
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A citizen of the world
2 October 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It's unfortunate that a most intriguing idea about who does an abandoned infant left at the United Nations belong to was turned into a subpar Bob Hope comedy. Very few of Hope's films in the 60s compare with what he was doing for Paramount in the 40s and 50s.

In A Global Affair Bob plays a UN employee and is given charge of the infant and to make a decision which country gets the child. Hope's about the last person to be given this assignment as he's a confirmed bachelor with a reputation as a wolf. So a lot of countries hoping to score a propaganda coup send some of their best diplomats to make a pitch for their nation. And it just so happens that all of them are beautiful women appealing to Bob's baser instincts.

It all gets rather silly after a while. Even the baby starts to look bored with it all.

There was a good message there delivered by Hope in the end about nationalism being something that is acquired. Perhaps had a more serious approach been taken with the film it might have resonated. But you want serious in a Bob Hope comedy?


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