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Fancy Pants (1950)

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An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »

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George Marshall

Writers:

Harry Leon Wilson (story), Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) (as Edmund Hartmann) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Humphrey
Lucille Ball ... Agatha Floud
Bruce Cabot ... Cart Belknap
Jack Kirkwood Jack Kirkwood ... Mike Floud
Lea Penman ... Effie Floud
Hugh French ... George Van Basingwell
Eric Blore ... Sir Wimbley
Joseph Vitale ... Wampum
John Alexander ... Teddy Roosevelt
Norma Varden ... Lady Maude
Virginia Keiley Virginia Keiley ... Rosalind
Colin Keith-Johnston ... Twombley
Joe Wong Joe Wong ... Wong
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Storyline

An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The complications increase when the town believes Arthur to be an Earl, and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit. Written by Erica Schulman <ens1@psuvm.psu.edu>

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Men Are Men See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,600,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a scene involving Lucille Ball and Bob Hope on a mechanical horse, Hope took a tumble off the horse and suffered a mild concussion. See more »

Goofs

Bob Hope stifles a laugh when, having served Norma Varden, he almost knocks the teapot over turning back with the sugar bowl. See more »

Quotes

[Arthur jumps onto the horse behind Agatha, only for both of them to fall off]
Humphrey: Wouldn't it be much simpler to call a cab?
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Crazy Credits

After his name credit, Hope appears, puts on a monocle and says to the audience: "No popcorn during my performance, peasants!". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

(Hey) Fancy Pants!
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Lucille Ball (dubbed by Annette Warren) (uncredited)
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Hope and Ball show how to make an entertaining movie
16 May 2002 | by lonniebealeusaSee all my reviews

Made over fifty years ago and still a treat to watch. A wonderful campy performance by Bob Hope,posing an an english Lord and Lucille Ball as a real tough western cowgirl really make this movie a lot of fun. Not to be missed is Bob as the english Lord describing his army exploits at a party.Bruce Cabot playing his usual bad tough guy keeps the movie on an even keel,but the laughs still come thick and fast mainly through Hope's attempt at an english accent. The one disappointing aspect was the finale,which seemed flat and made me wonder if the writers just couldn't be bothered with coming up with any more good lines. The late'40's and '50's were good film years for Hope and this movie shows why audiences kept coming back for more.


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