Off Limits

Off Limits

Bob Hope
Director: George Marshall Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
, Marilyn Maxwell
Marilyn Maxwell
George Marshall


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At age 50, Bob Hope was getting a bit too long in tooth for frenzied farces like Off Limits, but his surplus of energy makes up for his chronological unsuitability. Hope plays the manager of boxing champ Stanley Clements, who has just received his draft notice. Gangster Marvin Miller strong-arms Hope into enlisting himself to keep tabs on Clements; when the latter is given a medical discharge, poor Hope is stuck in uniform. During training, Hope makes the acquaintance of draftee Mickey Rooney, an aspiring boxer who wants Hope to handle him. There's one obstacle, however: the Mick's aunt doesn't want her nephew to box. Hope promises to talk the "old lady" into his way of thinking, only to discover that Rooney's aunt is the luscious Marilyn Maxwell. Before the climactic bout between Rooney and Clements, Hope and Rooney sign up to be military policemen under the aegis of buffoonish CO Eddie Mayehoff. If Bob Hope looks slightly uncomfortable at times in Off Limits, it is probably because he isn't politely inclined to such upstarts as Mickey Rooney and Eddie Mayehoff getting most of the laughs.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2011
UPC: 0887090026109
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 20,755

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Wally Hogan
Mickey Rooney Herbert Tuttle
Marilyn Maxwell Connie Curtis
Eddie Mayehoff Karl Danzig
Stanley Clements Bullet Bradley
Jack Dempsey Himself
Marvin Miller Vic Breck
John Ridgely Lieutenant Commander Parnell
Norman Leavitt Chowhound
Art Aragon Himself
Kim Spalding Seaman Harker
Jerry Hausner Fishy
Mike Mahoney MP Huggins
Joan Taylor Helen
Tom Harmon Himself
Mary Murphy WAC
Carolyn Jones Deborah

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
Ray Evans Songwriter
Bob Hope Songwriter
Hal Kanter Original Story,Screenwriter
Jay Livingston Songwriter
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
Marilyn Maxwell Songwriter
Hal Pereira Art Director
Mickey Rooney Songwriter
Arthur P. Schmidt Editor
Jack Sher Original Story,Screenwriter
Harry Tugend Producer
Walter Tyler Art Director
Nathan VanCleave Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Off Limits
1. Military Policeman [:11]
2. Train To Boot Camp [13:05]
3. On The Town [11:14]
4. Training A Fool [9:27]
5. Riot Control [13:01]
6. Redemption [9:40]
7. The Chase [16:09]
8. The Main Event [6:17]

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