A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.


Claude Binyon





Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Stanley Snodgrass
Tony Martin ... Allen Trent
Arlene Dahl ... Irene Bailey
Rosemary Clooney ... Daisy Crockett
Millard Mitchell ... Albert Snodgrass
William Demarest ... Dennis Logan
Fred Clark ... Harry Fraser
Robert Strauss ... Jack the Slasher
Zamah Cunningham Zamah Cunningham ... Mrs. Emily Snodgrass
Frank Orth ... Mr. Hungerford
The Four Step Brothers ... Dance Specialty


Stanley Snodgrass, perhaps Broadway's clumsiest (if not oldest and most out-of-tune) chorus boy, finds himself unceremoniously ousted from yet another show. Due to an infamous slasher threatening the show's leads, Stanley finds himself brought back as the headliner, unaware that he's being used as bait by police. Even with Detective Logan secretly posing as Stanley's valet, producer Harry Fraser fears Jack the Slasher may not put in an appearance soon enough to prevent Stanley murdering his show. Written by statmanjeff

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Final film of Millard Mitchell. See more »


Towards the end of the film when the Slasher and Stanley are on a trapeze the blood on Stanley's waistcoat is seen before he's stabbed with what turns out to be a blood loaded fake knife. See more »


[Stanley got literally thrown out of his broadway show]
Daisy Crockett: [noting Stanley still in costume] You should have changed into your own clothes.
Stanley Snodgrass: In mid-air?
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Never So Beautiful
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Sung by Tony Martin
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a contrarian's view...
8 August 2016 | by jaydeetee-19255See all my reviews

To those reviewers who said that this is a lesser Hope entry (one saying that it was the start of his decline) I say, nay...Hope put enough into the likable egotistical fool Snodgrass to carry it off just fine. And plenty of 'ham' in his Stanley character, enough to supply all the fixings (with plenty of left-overs) for the Attila the Hun and his Horde's annual May Day, or should I say Mayhem, picnic.

And to those who said that there were to many forgettable songs, I say...too many sure, but I'm glad that they were 'new' and not the same-o same-o...new is good sometimes.

And since I'm being so contrary, I'll apply a little of that to myself...after decades of watching Hope (too many decades my tired, old body cries), I was sure I had seen all of his films. Wrong! This was my first viewing, and I was thankful that I finally stumbled upon it. Enough smiles, enough laughs and enough of my contrarian views...'hey Attila baby, pass the ham'...

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22 October 1953 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)


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