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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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2.00 : 1
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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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Fais Do Do
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
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Sputters and dies
8 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is an exercise in wasted talent. Bob Hope, who was so funny in the 40s and early 50s, sleepwalks through this film. He once used to toss off wisecracks and one-liners with body posture, facial expression, and voice intonation all adding to the impact. In this film, he seems encased in cement and bored. Another misfire: Lilo Pulver, the gorgeous, hilarious, sexy secretary (to James Cagney) in "One, Two, Three." is wasted. She was given a drab wig and mousy dress and mainly used to give Hope an opportunity to tell her that the USA is superior to the USSR. The rest of the cast shows no sparkle; the gags are old and performed with no verve. To bring this down to rock bottom, there are saccharine drenched parts.

This should be shown in screen writing classes to demonstrate how a comedy can be made to be insufferable.


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