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Gigot

Gigot, starring Jackie Gleason
Gigot (1962), starring Jackie Gleason  Simply put,  Gigot is one of the finest films I’ve ever seen.   The phrase that keeps coming to my mind is “Chaplinesque” — €”it’s cliched, and it’s trite, but it’s absolutely accurate.   In  Gigot, Jackie Gleason plays the title role of Gigot, a...
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Room Service

Review of Room Service, one of the Marx Brothers’ latter films, starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller
Room Service (1938) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx), Lucille Ball, Ann Miller I’ve long heard negative things about  Room Service starring the Marx Brothers  – Groucho, Chico, and Harpo.   However, after viewing the movie for myself, I don’t think that they’re deserved....
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Sorrowful Jones [Bob Hope, Lucille Ball]

Sorrowful Jones (1949), starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball
Sorrowful Jones (1949), starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball Synopsis New York bookie Sorrowful Jones takes a bet on Dreamy Joe from rotten gambler Orville Smith who leaves his young daughter, Martha, behind as collateral. When Orville overhears the horserace is fixed, he is killed by one of...
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Miss Grant Takes Richmond

Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) starring Lucille Ball, William Holden, James Gleason
Miss Grant Takes Richmond  (1949) starring  Lucille Ball, William Holden, James Gleason  Miss Grant Takes Richmond  begins at a secretarial school, where the grave-looking Charles Lane is overseeing his class, including Ellen Grant, played by the lovely  Lucille Ball.   Most of the class is performing well, but...
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Yours, Mine and Ours

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley  I can honestly say that  Yours, Mine and Ours  is one of my family’s favorite movies.   It’s a wonderful story, about the merging of two large families (the Beardsley family of ten children,...
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The Big Broadcast of 1938

The Big Broadcast of 1938, starring W. C. Fields, Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross, Dorothy Lamour, Ben Blue
The Big Broadcast of 1938, starring W. C. Fields, Bob Hope,  Martha Raye,  Shirley Ross,  Dorothy Lamour,  Ben Blue Editorial review of  The Big Broadcast of 1938 courtesy of Amazon.com The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures film featuring W. C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed...
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Bachelor in Paradise

Bachelor in Paradise, starring Bob Hope, Lana Turner
Bachelor in Paradise, starring Bob Hope, Lana Turner  I have to admit, I recently enjoyed  Bachelor in Paradise on TCM, and found myself enjoying it very much. Bob Hope plays  Adam J. Niles, author of a series of books detailing the romantic life of the bachelor in a...
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The Cat and the Canary [1939]

The Cat and the Canary, starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard
The Cat and the Canary, starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard Synopsis of  The Cat and the Canary  The classic “old dark house” motif is given sterling treatment in The Cat and the Canary.  Bob Hope’s status as a star was assured with his role as Wallie Campbell. He...
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Rhythm Romance

Rhythm Romance, starring Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Gene Krupa, Una Merkel
Rhythm Romance, starring Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Gene Krupa, Una Merkel Editorial review of  Rhythm Romance courtesy of Amazon.com Bob Hope puts his best talents forward as Nicky Nelson, a fast-talking promoter with more angles than a funhouse. Originally titled Some Like It Hot (and since renamed for...
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Thanks for the Memory

Thanks for the Memory, starring Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Charless Butterworth, Roscoe Karns, Patricia Wilder
Thanks for the Memory, starring Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Charless Butterworth, Roscoe Karns, Patricia Wilder Synopsis of Thanks for the Memory  Newlywed novelist Steve Merrick (Bob Hope) has his hands full trying to finish his first masterpiece in the romantic classic, Thanks for the Memory. While Steve’s beautiful...
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