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My Favorite Spy (1951)





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In this fast-paced comedy, Bob Hope plays a burlesque comic who is mistaken for a spy and arrested. Hope is then set to Tangier to meet the lover of the real spy and to pick up some valuable microfilm. He doesn't realize that his "girlfriend" is really a counter agent.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Hal Kanter, Jack Sher, Lou Breslow, Edmund L. Hartmann, Edmund Beloin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 28, 2010
Paramount Pictures


Bob Hope
as Peanuts White / Eric...
Hedy Lamarr
as Lily Dalbray
Francis L. Sullivan
as Karl Brubaker
Mike Mazurki
as Monkara
John Archer
as Henderson
Morris Ankrum
as Gen. Fraser
Angela Clarke
as Gypsy Fortune Teller
Ralph Smiley
as El Sarif
Nestor Paiva
as Fire Chief
Tonio Selwart
as Harry Crock
Suzanne Dalbert
as Barefoot Maid
Mary Murphy
as Manicurist
Torben Meyer
as Headwaiter
Jack Chefe
as Waiter
Henry Hope
as Patron
Jerry Lane
as Cafe Patron
Marie Thomas
as Cafe Patron
Michael Ansara
as House Servant
Don Dunning
as House Servant
Norbert Schiller
as Dr. Estrallo
Roy Roberts
as Johnson
Jack Pepper
as FBI Man
Jerry James
as FBI Man
Roger Creed
as Photo Double
Geraldine Knapp
as Maid with Towels
Sue Casey
as Pretty Girl
Dorothy Abbott
as Pretty Girl
Ralph Byrd
as Official
George Lynn
as Official
Sayre Dearing
as Dealer in Gambling R...
Jean De Briac
as Croupier
Steven Geray
as Croupier
Nancy Duke
as Girls in Gambling Ro...
Mimi Berry
as Girls in Gambling Ro...
Mary Ellen Gleason
as Girls in Gambling Ro...
Edith Sheets
as Girls in Gambling Ro...
Leah Waggner
as Girls in Gambling Ro...
Carolyn Wolfson
as Girls in Gambling Ro...
Pepe Hern
as Bellboy
Henry Mirelez
as Shine Boy
Tony Mirelez
as Shine Boy
Ed Loredo
as Doorman
Myron Marks
as Doorman
Gay Gayle
as Flower Girl
Alphonse Martell
as Assistant Manager of...
Alberto Morin
as Hotel Employee
Pat Moran
as Little Man
Rudy Rama
as Knife Man
Frank S. Hagney
as Camel Herdsman
Michael Ross
as Tangier Policeman
Paul Newlan
as Tangier Policeman
Edward Agresti
as Tangier Policeman
Alvina Temple
as Miss Murphy
Fritz Feld
as Dress Designer
Roy Butler
as Barber
Jon Tegner
as Judo Expert
Helen Chapman
as Miss Dieckers
Joan Whitney
as Burlesque Blonde
Hank Mann
as Comic
Ralph Sanford
as Straight Man
Abdullah Abbas
as Fireman/Egyptian Por...
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A fun comedy with Hope, it's mostly funny, but there are some lulls. Overall, it's a very enjoyable comedy, and I liked it, but it could have been better, like maybe a little less predictable.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Bob Hope once again shows his comedic talents.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Bob Hope puts on a genius performance in a double role - one as international spy Eric Augustine and one as Peanuts White, who looks so much like Augustine he is mistaken for him - and the U.S. has him pose as Augustine in order to get information. Also gracing the screen in this movie is the gorgeous Hedy Lamarr - who is Eric Augustine's on-again-off-again lover. She and Hope are great together on screen.

Nadine Larakern

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