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21 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Bob Hope is a stressed out talk show host who is sent on a vacation to Arizona on doctor's orders and has to play Sherlock Holmes with his wife, the lovely Eva Marie Saint, to solve a series of murders that has Bob as the prime suspect. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Bob Hope ... Dan Bartlett

Eva Marie Saint ... Sheila Bartlett

Ralph Bellamy ... John Ed

Forrest Tucker ... Reese

Anne Archer ... Crazy Hollister

Keenan Wynn ... Sheriff 'Houndtooth' Riley

Henry Darrow ... Joe Little Cloud

Chief Dan George ... Old Bear

Doodles Weaver ... Cactus, Deputy Sheriff
Betty Ann Carr ... Mary Little Cloud
Herb Vigran ... Roscoe Snagby

Pat Morita ... Yamamoto
Gordon Oliver ... Mr. Willie Sparker
Isabella Hoopes ... Elderly Lady
Buster Shavers ... Doc Morton
Tracy Bogart ... Teenage Girl
Trudy Bordoff ... Teenage Girl

Richard Yniguez ... Motorcyclist
Priscilla Garcia ... Motorcyclist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bogart ... Dr. Kaufman (uncredited)

Johnny Carson ... Himself (uncredited)

Bing Crosby ... Bing Crosby (uncredited)
Robert Dahdah ... Crowd (uncredited)

John Wayne ... Himself, John Wayne (uncredited)

Flip Wilson ... Himself, Flip Wilson (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Bogart 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Fisher  (as Robert Fisher)
Louis L'Amour  novel "The Broken Gun"
Arthur Marx 

Produced by
Bob Hope .... executive producer
Gordon Oliver .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty  (as Russell L. Metty)
 
Film Editing by
Michael A. Hoey 
 
Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks 
 
Set Decoration by
Anthony Mondell 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Keats .... hair stylist
Mike Moschella .... makeup artist (as Michael Moschella)
Thomas Tuttle .... makeup artist (as Tom Tuttle)
 
Production Management
Nathan Barragar .... production manager
Igo Kantor .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Monroe Liebgold .... property master
Ed Shanley .... construction coordinator
Ralph Caro Jr. .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Vic Carpenter .... production sound mixer
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bud Grenzbach)
 
Special Effects by
John Coles .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Borland .... key grip
Alfred Cline .... camera operator (as Al Cline)
Calvin Maehl .... lighting technician
Earl C. Williman .... gaffer (as Earl Williman Jr.)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vou Lee Giokaris .... wardrobe
Barton Kent James .... wardrobe
Jane Leonard .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Allee G. Reed .... transportation captain (as Allee Reed)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Kasia .... fashion consultant
William Lawrence .... assistant to executive producer
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
Ray Comer .... craft service (uncredited)
Bill Eliscu .... production representative (uncredited)
Dick Webb .... head wrangler (uncredited)
 

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99 min
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Bing Crosby's cameo marked his final acting appearance in a film (his remaining appearances would be in documentaries).See more »
Quotes:
Dan Bartlett:They're lovely kids. I've never seen a better argument for the pill.See more »

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
This one is just morbid., 15 July 2002
Author: mitcj

It's as if, following a decade of beyond-lame comedies, Bob Hope decided what was missing was a little seriousness. So in `Cancel My Reservation,' his character feuds with his wife, and gets accused of a murder he didn't commit. Then, he really gets going and tosses social commentary into the mix – with a Native American sub-plot. Cancel my RESERVATION – get it? Hope tries to crack his jokes as per usual, with his crooked grin, rakish fedora and duck-toed strut. But the snap is gone, and as the villains, Ralph Bellamy and Forrest Tucker don't get the jokes anyway; they sit around and look dyspeptically into the camera, which the director had apparently nailed to the floor before walking away. Maybe he was trying to find the lighting director, because the quality of the film looks sub-high school videotape. In what has come to be known, among Hope aficionados, as the `Dina Merrill' role, Eva Marie Saint plays Hope's wife, clinging to some dignity in front of the camera while probably wringing her agent's neck behind it. Meanwhile, Chief Dan George sits on a mountain and grunts as Hope tries and fails to make jokes at his expense. Some Hope movies of the 1960s were so bad they were endearing, and they reward repeated viewings. But this one is just morbid. Seen once, you won't remember its details, but you may carry around a weird, unpleasant feeling for some time.

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