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The Great Lover

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1949
  • Alexander Hall
  • 79 mins
  • PG

Summary

Boy Scout leader Bob Hope takes his mischievous troop on a cruise across the Atlantic, falling in love and unwittingly capturing a murderer en route. Comedy, also starring Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young and Roland Culver

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

One of Bob Hope's better vehicles casts him as a scoutmaster trying to cope with a group of dedicated "child foresters" on a transatlantic liner. The diversions include the beautiful daughter (Rhonda Fleming) of a penniless duke, and a cardsharp who is murdering passengers. The risible script makes room for a brief but splendid cameo by Jack Benny, and Richard Lyon plays the most concientious of the youths, urging the unwilling Hope to give up cigarettes and women. "A boy forester never makes a mistake," he tells Hope, who replies: "Too bad your parents weren't foresters."

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Credits

Cast

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Freddie HunterBob Hope
Duchess AlexandriaRhonda Fleming
C J DabneyRoland Young
Grand Duke MaximillianRoland Culver
StanleyRichard Lyon
HigginsJim Backus

Crew

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DirectorAlexander Hall

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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