MY FAVORITE SPY
(directors: Norman Z. McLeod; screenwriter: story by Ed Beloin/Jack Sher/Edmund Hartmann/Lou Breslow/Hal Kanter; cinematographer: Victor Milner; editor: Frank Bracht; music: Victor Young; cast: Bob Hope (Peanuts White/Eric Augustine), Hedy Lamarr (Lily Dalbray), Francis L. Sullivan (Karl Brubaker), Arnold Moss (Tasso), John Archer (Henderson), Luis Van Rooten (Rudolf Hoenig); Runtime: 93; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Paul Jones; Paramount; 1951)
“It comes through with a good chase finale.”
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Norman Z. McLeod (“Let’s Dance”/”The Paleface”) directs this moderately funny Hope star vehicle. It comes through with a good chase finale. The breezy story is by Ed Beloin. The writers are Jack Sher, Edmund Hartmann, Lou Breslow and Hal Kanter. Bob Hope is a second-rate burlesque comic named Peanuts. He’s asked by the U.S. government to pose in Europe for the missing international spy named Eric, someone he resembles. His mission is to secure valuable microfilm that contains info on flying planes without a pilot. Hedy Lamarr is Eric’s girlfriend, who connects in Tangiers with the new Eric.
REVIEWED ON 5/22/2016 GRADE: B-