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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 »
"Fancy Pants" is a reworking of the story from "Ruggles of Red Gap", though I strongly advise you to try to find this film (particularly the version starring Charles Laughton) instead. In no way is this film the equal to "Ruggles".
When the film begins, Bob Hope is an American actor who specialized in playing Butlers in British plays. Well, some Americans from the west convince him to return with them to Wyoming and be their classy Gentleman's Gentleman. Not wanting to disappoint the nouveaux rich (after all, they do have money), the follows. However, later the locals think that he's an Earl and suddenly he's no longer the hired help but the special house guest of this family. Soon, the President himself is traveling their way...and he, too, would love to meet the Earl.
The film is just okay...and in every way the earlier films are better. Instead of being sweet, this Hope film is kooky and a bit silly...but nothing more.
By the way, this film represents the biggest waste of Eric Blore in film history. See the picture...you'll see what I mean.
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