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Bedtime for Bonzo

Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)

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Forget what you've been led to believe: Bedtime for Bonzo is a most enjoyable film, and Ronald Reagan is not outacted by the chimpanzee. Reagan is cast as psychology professor whose reputation is sullied by the fact that his father was a convict. To prove that environment rather than heredity dictates a man's personality, Reagan uses Bonzo the chimp to test out his theories. The hairy little guy seems to be responding to the kindnesses lavished upon him--and then he is accused of robbery. Reagan

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Classics, Comedy

May 31, 2005

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As is, it is a minor bit of fun yielding a respectable amount of laughs but nothing, actually, over which to wax ecstatic.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A dim sitcom of the kind Universal turned out by the dozens in the early 50s, distinguished -- if that's the word -- by the presence of Ronald Reagan.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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For once Reagan is in synch with his costar, but Bonzo the chimp proved the more able farceur.

August 2, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Its bland star, Ronald Reagan, survived playing second banana to a chimp to become the 40th President of the United States.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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... you might be surprised to discover that the modest little comedy is actually an enjoyable piece of light entertainment.

July 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online
Turner Classic Movies Online

THE Ronald Reagan monkey-on-his-back movie...slapstick laughs.

January 4, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

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December 31, 2004 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

Literally The Greatest Thing Ronald Reagan Ever Did.

April 25, 2004
New Times

The film is always enjoyable in spite of its shortcomings.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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