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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)
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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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Trivia:
Last theatrical release that Bob Hope ever starred in.See more »
Quotes:
Dan Bartlett:Hey wait a minute. I'm entitled to one phone call.
Sheriff 'Houndtooth' Riley:Okay, if somebody phones ya, I'll let ya know.
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Abandon Hope, 3 February 2012
Author: miriamwebster from United States

Dreadful semi-serious schlock that is to Bob Hope's career what Caprice was to Doris Day's. Apparently realizing rather late in the game that the fluff which had been box-office gold during their movie heydays (enjoyable as it may have been when they were years younger and material was fresh) seemed mighty passé by standards of later Sixties- early Seventies, both signed on for roles in thriller/mystery roles that just planted their same old characters in darker situations.

Here, Bob is cast as a national TV talk show host who somehow winds up being prime suspect in a series of murders in a corrupt Arizona backwater involving Native Americans. Uh, why doesn't he call a lawyer? Because he is too busy making cornball cracks based on dated advertising slogans (of several years old, even at that time) and catch phrases which weren't funny that funny to begin with and will simply baffle most viewers today. (When Chief Dan George utters a Native American phrase, a comic subtitle explains he is actually saying "Why don't you go water your fern?" Despite a certain desperation appeal that some may appreciate in a campy or almost surreal kitschy "aging comic" sense, just painful!)

Before the very unmysterious mystery is cleared up, there are even gratuitous what-the-huh? cameos by Johnny Carson, John Wayne, Flip Wilson and Bing Crosby. (Jo Anne Worley was apparently busy during the lunch hour when these appearances were shot.) And once everything is cleared up, screen wife Eva Marie Saint announces that Bob, pushing 70 but claiming to be 42!, is about to become a first-time father!!!

Makes one yearn for the sophisticated humor of Boy Did I Get a Wrong Number or Eight on the Lam.

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