4.9/10
106
8 user 2 critic

Going Spanish (1934)

A South American festival brings slapstick love trouble to Bob Hope.

Director:

Al Christie

Writers:

Arthur L. Jarrett (story) (as Art Jarrett), William Watson (story)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Bob
Leah Ray ... Senorita
Frances Halliday Frances Halliday ... Mother
Jules Epailly ... Mayor of Los Pochos Eggos
Vicki Cummings Vicki Cummings ... Bob's Girl (as Vicky Cummings)
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Gaucho
Godoy's Argentine Band Godoy's Argentine Band ... Musical Ensemble
Edit

Storyline

Bob, his fiancée and prospective mother-in-law pass through Los Pochos Eggos, South America during a festival when you can get out of any trouble by singing. But both Bob and the girl find new flames, a problem they may not be able to sing out of. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Short

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bob Hope joked afterwards that if ever they caught John Dillinger his punishment would be to watch this movie twice. See more »

Connections

Featured in American Masters: This Is Bob Hope... (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Rumba
Written by Harold Spina and Johnny Burke
See more »

User Reviews

 
Who would have known?!
27 August 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This was Bob Hope's first movie role. Considering how inconsequential and unfunny it is, it's amazing to think that only a few years later he'd be a beloved comedian--and king of radio, movies and USO tours! "Going Spanish" is set in some unidentified South American country. Bob and his girlfriend want to get married and they enter a stupid little town expected to be married with no problems. However, the town is doing some sort of Opposite Day (or something) and the Mayor is an idiot. Also, Bob meets another nice lady...could SHE be his future wife instead?! This film was made in New York in a cheap sound stage. The background looks pretty much like a giant painting...which it is. And, equally cheap are the jokes. Most of Hopes quips fall flatter than usual and the low-point was his judging the 'funny face' contest. It's all pretty inconsequential and unfunny--so much so it's a marvel that he ever went anywhere in films. Seriously...perhaps a 3 is being generous with this one.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed