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My Favorite Brunette (1947)

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Release Date: Apr 4, 1947 Wide

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Just as Bob Hope's My Favorite Blonde (1942) was a takeoff on Alfred Hitchcock, Hope's My Favorite Brunette was a lampoon of the noirish "hard-boiled detective" school popularized by Raymond Chandler. Awaiting execution on death row, Hope tells the gathered reporters how he got into his present predicament. It seems that Hope was once a baby photographer, his office adjacent to the one leased by a private detective (played in an amusing unbilled cameo by Alan Ladd). While hanging around the

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Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy

Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose

Oct 1, 2001

Madacy Entertainment

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Mild, minor, typical Hope romp.

September 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Bob Hope comedy of errors with the one-liners a bit on the thin side, but Lon Chaney Jr. adds a little nutty fun and Peter Lorre some sinister noir atmosphere.

June 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Comment (1)
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bob and Dottie in a great send-up of the film noir genre.

June 15, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for My Favorite Brunette

Bob Hope is the steely nerved gumshoe and Dorothy Lamour the sultry femme fatale in this late 1940's sendup of film noir whose major joke is that Hope is anything but steely nerved. Peter Lorre is main murderous henchman while Lon Chaney goofs his cliche dumb strongman persona. There's some good laffs here, and Alan Ladd and Der Bingle put in minor cameo flourishs.
March 21, 2012
ApeneckFletcher

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Bob Hope gets unintentionally involved in a mystery when he pretends to be a detective, and the results are hilarious.
October 24, 2010
ajv2688

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Pretty funny.
June 30, 2008
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