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Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

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Bob Hope was in the first stages of his cinematic decline when he starred in Bachelor in Paradise. Hope plays a "romance expert" who is contracted to write an expose on the sexual habits of suburban California housewives. For research purposes, he moves into a subdivision called Paradise, populated exclusively by good-looking young newlyweds. Much to the dismay of the men in the community, all of the gorgeous young wives gravitate to Hope-especially Paula Prentiss, the sexy bride of nonplussed Jim Hutton. Fortunately for all concerned, Hope is "claimed" by the only other single resident of Paradise, the glamorous Lana Turner. Frequent Bob Hope collaborator Hal Kanter cowrote the screenplay of Bachelor of Paradise with Valentine Davies; the script was based on a story by Vera Caspary, who in better days wrote Laura. Henry Mancini and Mack Davis' Oscar-nominated title song is the only true distinction of this lesser Hope farce. He seems to be sleepwalking while the rest of the cast is trying way too hard. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Bob Hope
as Adam J. Niles
Lana Turner
as Rosemary Howard
Janis Paige
as Dolores Jynson
Jim Hutton
as Larry Delavane
Paula Prentiss
as Linda Delavane
Don Porter
as Thomas W. Jynson
Virginia Grey
as Camille Quinlaw
Agnes Moorehead
as Judge Peterson
Florence Sundstrom
as Mrs. Pickering
Clinton Sundberg
as Rodney Jones
John McGiver
as Austin Palfrey
Alan Hewitt
as Backett
Reta Shaw
as Mrs. Brown
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Critic Reviews for Bachelor in Paradise

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A disappointing, unfunny Bob Hope farce that he could have done in his sleep.

March 23, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

The mild comedy is predictable and trite, in other words it's a typical Bob Hope vehicle.

January 10, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Later Bob Hope vehicle suffers due to "hip" script about swinging bachelor.

October 23, 2006 | Rating: 2/5
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