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Off Limits (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 April 1953 (UK)
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however,... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Hal Kanter (screenplay), Hal Kanter (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Wally Hogan
Mickey Rooney ... Herbert Tuttle
Marilyn Maxwell ... Connie Curtis
Eddie Mayehoff Eddie Mayehoff ... Karl Danzig
Stanley Clements ... Bullets Bradley
Jack Dempsey ... Jack Dempsey
Marvin Miller ... Vic Breck
John Ridgely ... Lt. Cmdr. Parnell
Tom Harmon Tom Harmon ... Tom Harmon
Norman Leavitt ... Chowhound
Art Aragon Art Aragon ... Art Aragon
Kim Spalding Kim Spalding ... Seaman Harker
Jerry Hausner ... Fishy
Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney ... MP Huggins
Joan Taylor ... Helen
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Storyline

Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans. Written by Nathan Face <face.2@wright.edu>

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Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les dégourdis de la M.P. See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the film in the training scene where they're putting the jeep through the course, the stunt man (playing Bob Hope) apparently does actually get knocked out and fall out of the Jeep. See more »

Goofs

When Bob Hope is destroying the parked car, you can see the overhead microphone reflected in the front glass of the car in which Miss Maxwell is sitting in. See more »

Quotes

Herbert Tuttle: You're Bullet Bradley's manager. I saw the fight on television over at my sister-in-law's. She has a 16-inch screen.
Wally Hogan: Sounds like a grand girl.
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Funny!
10 April 1999 | by $conan$See all my reviews

This movie was very funny. Hope plays a Prize fighters manager who gets swindled into the army by his corrupt partners, where he finds another fighter. He trains the kid to beat his ex-fighter and win the belt. While doing this he gets into his usual Bob Hope trouble with the MP and a woman. This is another good move by Bob Hope.


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