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Monday, June 8, 2015

My Favorite Brunette (1947)

A photographer (Bob Hope) who specializes in baby pictures is in prison awaiting execution for murder. In an interview with the press, he relates the events that got him on Death Row. It seems when a private detective (Alan Ladd) in his building went on vacation, a beautiful brunette (Dorothy Lamour) needed help so he usurped the detective's identity ..... which turns out to be a very bad idea! While not one of Hope's best comedies, this amiable spoof of hard boiled detective movies is a modest piece of entertainment. With Bing Crosby out of the picture (until a gag at the end of film), Hope has Lamour all to himself here and she makes for a fetching straight woman. Directed by Elliott Nugent. With Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr, John Hoyt, Ann Doran and Charles Dingle.

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