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 ...
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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 complications increase when the town believes Arthur to be an Earl, and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit.Written by
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One of the ancestral portraits shown by Humphrey actually represents Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia, who rode through the streets of Coventry naked in protest at her husband's excessive taxation of his people. The movie prop is an adaptation of pre-Raphaelite John Collier's 1897 painting which now hangs in Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. However, for Hollywood in 1950 Godiva has acquired a tulle wrap to hide parts of exposed flesh. See more »
When Cart Belknap brings Peaceful for the "Earl" to ride he is shown bucking with full tack and saddle. After it is decided that the Earl will ride Peaceful Cart tells someone to go saddle him. See more »
[as Sir Wimbley kisses her hand]
You act if gravy was on it!
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After his name credit, Hope appears, puts on a monocle and says to the audience: "No popcorn during my performance, peasants!". See more »
We have been enjoying this classic movie, "Fancy Pants," for years and never tire of it! Bob Hope is an absolute riot! Almost every single line by Bob Hope (the fake Humphrey the butler) is quotable and hilarious! We would love to list our favorite "Humphrey"/Bob lines here but there are too many to list! This is our favorite Lucille Ball movie (besides "The Long, Long Trailer") and one of our very, very favorite Bob Hope movies (besides "The Lemon Drop Kid" and "The Princess and The Pirate"). Many movies have forgettable soundtracks but the three songs in this movie are memorable, clever, fun, get your feet tapping and put a smile on your face! We cannot find one fault in this entire movie (except we sincerely hope all the animals were treated humanely during filming). If you've had a bad day, this movie will definitely put a smile on your face and give you plenty of belly laughs! This film deserves 20 stars!
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