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My Favorite Spy (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 25 December 1951 (USA)
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Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »

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Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Edmund Beloin (story), Lou Breslow (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Peanuts White / Eric Augustine
Hedy Lamarr ... Lily Dalbray
Francis L. Sullivan ... Karl Brubaker
Arnold Moss ... Tasso
John Archer ... Henderson
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... Rudolf Hoenig
Stephen Chase ... Donald Bailey
Morris Ankrum ... Gen. Frazer
Angela Clarke ... Gypsy Fortune Teller
Iris Adrian ... Lola
Frank Faylen ... Newton
Mike Mazurki ... Monkara
Marc Lawrence ... Ben Ali
Tonio Selwart Tonio Selwart ... Harry Crock
Ralph Smiley Ralph Smiley ... El Sarif
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Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in mysterious, exotic Tangier. There, he encounters the irresistable Lily Dalbray, an "old friend" of Augustine who is now dealing with his arch-enemy, Brubaker. But where is the real Eric? Comedy thriller with slapstick climax. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Crime | Music | Romance

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Trivia

Hedy Lamar was reportedly disappointed that her role was not more comic. She had been looking forward to doing a Bob Hope comedy, only to find she was playing her typical "femme fatale" role. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when the phone in the suitcase rings, when Bob Hope's character finally gets it out, the receiver is off the hook. See more »

Quotes

Peanuts White: Remember you guys. Your salaries are paid by the taxpayers, and I may be one someday.
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Connections

Follows My Favorite Brunette (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Light Cavalry Overture
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Music by Franz von Suppé
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One of Bob Hope's best
1 November 2005 | by w-ballSee all my reviews

One of Hope's best efforts. Hedy Lamar plays the perfect foil to Bob as he plays two very different characters.

Contains one of the funniest sight-gag sequences in modern cinema and allows Hedy to show off the depth of her acting ability. It couldn't have been easy playing opposite Bob Hope anyway, but when she's not quite sure who is showing up had to make it even tougher.

This is a film I can watch over and over again. In fact, I've just about worn out my copy, yet I laugh out loud every time.

Great family viewing with the typical Hope silliness tempered by the very seductive Hedy Lamar.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passage to Cairo See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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