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My Favorite Brunette [1947]

Director:Elliott Nugent
Writer:Edmund Beloin
Jack Rose
Composer:Robert Emmett Dolan
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:71%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there. A tale of intrigue, excitement, and walnuts.

Reaction: Good clean family fun. Hope is great.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Elliott Nugent => Director
Edmund Beloin => Writer
Jack Rose => Writer
Robert Emmett Dolan => Composer
Alan Ladd => Sam McCloud (uncredited)
Ann Doran => Miss Rogers
Anthony Caruso => First Man on Death Row (uncredited)
Betty Hutton => Herself - Singing 'Murder, He Says' (archive sound) (uncredited)
Bing Crosby => Harry (uncredited)
Bob Hope => Ronnie Jackson
Boyd Davis => Mr. Dawson (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst => Butler (uncredited)
Charles Arnt => Crawford
Charles Dingle => Major Simon Montague
Dorothy Lamour => Carlotta Montay
Frank Puglia => Baron Montay
Helena Phillips Evans => Mabel (uncredited)
Jack Chefe => Henri - Head Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Clifford => Prison Guard Captain (uncredited)
Jack La Rue => Tony
James Flavin => Det. Lt. 'Mac' Hennessey (uncredited)
Jean Wong => Mrs. Fong (uncredited)
John Hoyt => Dr. Lundau
Lon Chaney Jr. => Willie (as Lon Chaney)
Mike Donovan => Kelly - Police Detective (uncredited)
Peter Lorre => Kismet
Reginald Denny => James Collins
Willard Robertson => Prison Warden

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Bing Crosby, Bob Hope's long-term co-star and rival in the Road movies, plays an executioner who is livid when he doesn't get to execute Hope's character. Hope fires back saying, "He'll do any kind of role" (at the time, Crosby was a top star - but here he was doing a one-scene cameo.)
  • The film contains a number of in-jokes. Bob Hope's character is just saying that he wants to be a private detective like Alan Ladd - when Ladd appears, playing a private detective. Dorothy Lamour's character looks longingly after Bing Crosby for a moment (in their "Road" movies with Bob Hope, Crosby nearly always got the girl) before Hope wins back her attention.