Where There’s Life: A Bob Hope Comedy Thriller

An American radio announcer finds out that they are the new king of Barovia in Where There’s Life but a secret society has other ideas. It’s hard to watch this film and not think about a similar film, The Princess Diaries. Unlike Where There’s Life, the Julie Andrews/Anne Hathaway vehicle doesn’t feature any assassination attacks on the Queen of Genovia or her newly identified heir. They do feature people that want a change in the…

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Alias Jesse James Is A Fast-Paced Western Spoof

Alias Jesse James stars Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming in a Western spoof that sees an insurance salesman fighting for his life. The film would also turn out to be the final film for director Norman Z. McLeod after a 31-year career in the industry. It might not be the best film to go out on but it still has plenty of laughs. Only a decade earlier, the filmmaker directed Bob Hope in Road to…

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Fancy Pants Reteams Bob Hope, Lucille Ball

Fancy Pants is newly available on Blu-ray after being remastered in HD from a 4K scan of the original YCM Three-Color Technicolor Elements. After feeling let down by Sorrowful Jones, I decided to make Monday night a Bob Hope/Lucille Ball double feature. Hope and Ball team up in this Western and it’s very hysterical. It’s not just that the comedy is way better in this movie but we see the duo at their full comic…

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