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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)

Approved | | Comedy | 8 June 1966 (USA)
A seductive starlet flees Hollywood and causes chaos for a real estate agent.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

George Beck (story), George Kennett | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
Elke Sommer ... Didi
Phyllis Diller ... Lily
Cesare Danova ... Pepe Pepponi
Marjorie Lord ... Mrs. Martha Meade
Kelly Thordsen ... Detective Shawn Regan
Benny Baker ... Detective Lt. Schwartz
Terry Burnham Terry Burnham ... Doris Meade
Joyce Jameson ... Telephone operator
Harry von Zell ... Newscaster / Off-Screen Narrator
Kevin Burchett Kevin Burchett ... Larry Meade
Keith Taylor ... Plympton
John Todd Roberts John Todd Roberts ... Newsboy
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The Divine Didi, a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So-much-so that during the filming of a bubble bath scene, she runs away and winds up in Oregon. While staying in a hotel, the operator accidentally connects her with a real estate agent named Tom Meade, instead of the kitchen, and asks him to bring her some food. When he does, he suggests she go to his cabin in the woods. She also asks him not to tell anyone where she is because she doesn't want to go back to Hollywood. Now Tom must keep the secret, especially from his wife and from his suspicious housekeeper Millie. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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38-22-36 Boy - she has some area code! See more »

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Trivia

Film's end credits erroneously criss-cross the roles played by Benny Baker and Kelly Thordsen. See more »

Goofs

When Bob pulls in to the lakefront house, a boom mic is briefly visible in the car windshield (twice). See more »

Quotes

Lily: The whole thing sounds underhanded, disgraceful and messy, and you can count on me.
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Connections

Spoofs Girl Shy (1924) See more »

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Boy, Did I Enjoy this Wrong Number ***
24 January 2006 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

A real Bob Hope farce is the 1966 film, "Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number."

A businessman (Hope) gets a wrong number and it turns out to be that of a hot-tempered actress (Ilke Sommer) who seems to have a love-hate relationship with her lover-director, a very handsome Cesare Danova. During a major spat, she runs off and is hidden by Hope.

Marjorie Lord plays the goody-goody wife and Phyllis Diller is literally along for the ride as a ditzy housekeeper, Lili. Diller is the sole of the film. She is hilarious and she aids her boss Hope.

Of course, when it appears that Sommer is dead, Hope becomes the main suspect. True to form, there is a major chase scene and an ending that we can say is appropriate for a comic "soap" opera. Silly, but the laughs are worth it. Hope and Diller were an excellent twosome together.


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Language:

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Release Date:

8 June 1966 (USA) See more »

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