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21 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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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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 (uncredited)
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
Color (Technicolor)
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Last theatrical release that Bob Hope ever starred in.See more »
[Riding on the back of a motorcycle.]
Dan Bartlett:We can pick up my stomach on the way back!
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Hardly worth writing about ..., 16 September 2001
Author: Bede from Bede, Bendigo

What a horrible little film--so many talented players wasted in a piece of ephemeral tripe! Bob Hope's gags consist mainly of long outdated topical references. He says, 'Johnny Carson' or 'Dick Cavett', and we are supposed to fall about laughing. Hope, by 1972, was far too old for this sort of role. It is a flop as a comedy, is in no sense a mystery, and mostly it is tedious in the extreme. If you see this film on your TV program, avoid it--it will disappoint you.

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