Bachelor in Paradise

Bachelor in Paradise

Bob Hope
Director: Jack Arnold Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Lana Turner
Lana Turner
, Janis Paige
Janis Paige
Jack Arnold

DVD (Remastered)



Bob Hope was in the first stages of his cinematic decline when he starred in Bachelor in Paradise. Hope plays a "romance expert" who is contracted to write an expose on the sexual habits of suburban California housewives. For research purposes, he moves into a subdivision called Paradise, populated exclusively by good-looking young newlyweds. Much to the dismay of the men in the community, all of the gorgeous young wives gravitate to Hope-especially Paula Prentiss, the sexy bride of nonplussed Jim Hutton. Fortunately for all concerned, Hope is "claimed" by the only other single resident of Paradise, the glamorous Lana Turner. Frequent Bob Hope collaborator Hal Kanter cowrote the screenplay of Bachelor of Paradise with Valentine Davies; the script was based on a story by Vera Caspary, who in better days wrote Laura. Henry Mancini and Mack Davis' Oscar-nominated title song is the only true distinction of this lesser Hope farce. He seems to be sleepwalking while the rest of the cast is trying way too hard.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2011
UPC: 0883316317013
Original Release: 1961
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:49:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Adam J. Niles
Lana Turner Rosemary Howard
Janis Paige Dolores Jynson
Jim Hutton Larry Delavane
Paula Prentiss Linda Delavane
Agnes Moorehead Judge Peterson
Virginia Grey Camille Quinlaw
Florence Sundstrom Mrs. Pickering
Clinton Sundberg Rodney Jones
John McGiver Austin Palfrey
Alan Hewitt Beckett
Reta Shaw Mrs. Brown
Donald Porter Thomas W. Jynson

Technical Credits
Jack Arnold Director
Vera Caspary Screenwriter
Valentine Davies Screenwriter
Mack Davis Songwriter
Richard W. Farrell Editor
Hal Kanter Screenwriter
Henry Mancini Score Composer,Songwriter
Ted Richmond Producer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer

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