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My Favorite Blonde

Madeleine Carroll is ideally cast as a British agent who involves vaudevillian Bob Hope into a helter-skelter coast-to-coast hop from Broadway to Hollywood.

With:
Bob Hope Madeleine Carroll Gale Sondergaard

Madeleine Carroll is ideally cast as a British agent who involves vaudevillian Bob Hope into a helter-skelter coast-to-coast hop from Broadway to Hollywood.

The blend of a secret scorpion (containing the revised flying orders for a convoy of Lockheed bombers headed for Britain) with the wacky semi-backstage atmosphere, an al fresco plumbers’ picnic, Nazi spies etc., has been well kneaded by the authors (from a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama) and director Sidney Lanfield alike.

Producer Paul Jones and director Lanfield permit themselves a conceit when Bing Crosby is seen idling at a picnic bus station. Crosby directs the lammister Hope and Carroll toward the picnic grounds. As Hope gives Crosby one of those takes, he muses, ‘No, it can’t be.’ That’s all, and it’s one of the best laughs in a progressively funny film.

My Favorite Blonde

Production: Paramount. Director Sidney Lanfield; Producer Paul Jones; Screenplay Don Hartman, Frank Butler; Camera William Mellor; Editor William O'Shea; Music David Buttolph

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1942. Running time: 78 MIN.

With: Bob Hope Madeleine Carroll Gale Sondergaard

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