My Favorite Blonde

My Favorite Blonde

Bob Hope
Director: Sidney Lanfield Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Madeleine Carroll
Madeleine Carroll
, Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sondergaard
Sidney Lanfield

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Overview

Each of Bob Hope's "My Favorite" films (My Favorite Blonde, My Favorite Brunette, My Favorite Spy) was, by accident or design, a parody of a dead-serious movie genre. 1942's My Favorite Blonde, for example, was a takeoff of Alfred Hitchcock in general and Hitchcock's 39 Steps in particular. Two-bit vaudeville entertainer Hope gets mixed up with gorgeous blonde British-spy Madeline Carroll. The "maguffin" (Hitchcock's nickname for "gimmick") which ties the two stars together is a ring which contains the microfilmed plans for a revolutionary new bomber. Hope and Carroll are forced to take it on the lam when Hope is framed for murder by Nazi-agents Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco et. al. Highlights include Hope eluding capture by impersonating a famed psychologist (watch for Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as Hope's most contentious "patient"). Madeline Carroll also got several opportunities to shine comedically, especially when she lapsed into cloying baby talk while posing as Hope's wife. Bob Hope was hesitant to work with My Favorite Blonde director Sidney Lanfield, having heard of Lanfield's reputation as an on-set dictator. However, the two got along so swimmingly that they would collaborate on such future top-notch Hope farces as Let's Face It (1943) and The Lemon Drop Kid (1951).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2021
UPC: 0738329252021
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 31,023

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Larry Haines
Madeleine Carroll Karen Bentley
Gale Sondergaard Mme. Stephanie Runick
George Zucco Dr. Hugo Streger
Lionel Royce Karl
Victor Varconi Miller
Walter Kingsford Dr. Faber
Crane Whitley Ulrich
Otto Reichow Lanz
Erville Alderson Sheriff
Jack Clifford Cops at Union Hall
Nell Craig Woman
Dudley Dickerson Red Cap
Jimmie Dodd Stuttering Boy
Betty Farrington Actor
George Hickman Elevator Boy
Harry Hollingsworth Irish Cop
William Irving Waiter
Alice Keating Actor
Mike Lally Chicago Taxi Driver
Frank Marlowe Actor
Charles McAvoy Brakeman
Art Miles Cop Outside Union Hall
Frank Mills New York Taxi Driver
Charles Moore Pullman Porter
Edward Peil Actor
Gerald Pierce Actor
Joe Recht Actor
Dick Rush Cop
Max Wagner Man with Truck
Allan Ramsey Actor
David McKim Newsboy
Rose Allen Outraged Woman
Esther Howard Mrs. Topley
Edward Gargan Mulrooney
James Burke Union Secretary
Charles Cane Turk O'Flaherty
Dooley Wilson Porter
Milton Parsons Mortician
Tom Fadden Tom Douglas
Fred Kelsey Sam
Edgar Dearing Joe
Leslie Denison Elvan
Robert Emmett Keane Burton
Addison Richards Herbert Wilson
Matthew Boulton Col. Ashmont
Monte Blue Policeman at Union Hall
Wade Boteler Conductor
William Cabanne Pilot
Edmund Cobb Yard Man
Bing Crosby Man Giving Directions
Vernon Dent Ole, Bartender
Eddie Dew Pilot
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Weatherwax
Dick Elliott Backstage Doorman
Arno Frey Male Nurse
Kirby Grant Pilot
Edward Hearn Train Official
Leyland Hodgson English Driver
Bill Lally Telegraph Operator
Jack Luden Spectator
James Millican Truck Driver
Isabel Randolph Frederick's Mother
Paul Scardon Dr. Higby
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer Frederick
George Turner Pilot
Minerva Urecal Frozen-Faced Woman
Lloyd Whitlock Apartment Manager
William Forrest Col. Raeburn

Technical Credits
Sidney Lanfield Director
Frank R. Butler Screenwriter
David Buttolph Score Composer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Melvin Frank Original Story
Don Hartman Screenwriter
Paul Jones Producer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Norman Panama Original Story
Robert Usher Art Director

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