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Lame comedy with Hope tiresome after a while. Elke is stunning and both her hair and particularly Marjorie Lord's, which could almost be its own planet, awe inspiringly elaborate.
A moderately interesting film. Phyllis Diller steals the show with her wild hair and even wilder 'tude.
This film made the ignoble list of films in the book "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)." I'm not convinced it's as bad as "Plan 9 from Outer Space" or "The Room," but it's certainly not a good film and a far cry from Bob Hope's best films, which are actually quite good. Bob made a series of terrible comedies in the 1960s and this one is probably the worst. Elke Sommer plays an actress who wants to be taken seriously and not for her bubble bath scenes, so the quotes and goes into hiding in Oregon (though not filmed in Oregon). She then connects up with realtor Bob Hope who suggests she hides out in his cabin, but wackiness ensures as he tries to keep her hiding out there a secret from Hollywood, his wife and his suspicious housekeeper, Phyllis Diller. Bob doesn't have very many funny one liners and the situations aren't all that funny either. Stick with some of his Road pictures or the "Lemon Drop Kid" instead.
Not bad, but certainly not great either. Bob Hope plays a real estate broker who wants to sell a lakeside property. Noone wants to buy. When a crossed line gets him talking to a international sex symbol, she gets her to live there for a few days so that he can profit from that. Problem is, he doesn't want his wife to know. Ruh roh! Predictable 60's humor here. The really bad spots go to Phyllis Diller, whose just hamming it up to no end.
with phyllis diller and bob hope the hilarity is high.
Possibly my first Bob Hope film, it was helped by Elke Sommer as well as the barbs traded by Hope and Phyllis Diller.
Overall it's a dated experience, but Hope is amusing as the put-upon husband and Sommer is obviously very easy on the eyes.
Worth a look.
Oh what a stupid farce!! Bop Hopes wise cracking one liners soon become irritating, although to be fair some of it was actually quite funny, and Lily the housemaid should have been strangled at birth. Elke Sommer was very easy on the eye but the deep sleep due to pills was done to death and then some more
"They sure did," was the gist of Leonard Maltin's book's review of the film. This is better than it should be in my opinion. Hope, Sommer & Diller make this farce work. On Blu-ray.
One of his better later comedies, both Hope and Diller stills the show.
Fun filled laugh riot,many critics bombed this one, give it a look.