Search results for "Bob Hope"


Bob Hope: The Road to Laughter (2003)

DVD release: Nov 2003

The documentary Bob Hope: The Road to Laughter contains numerous clips from the film and television work of the beloved entertainer. These snippets are intercut with interview ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  David Leaf  •  John Scheinfeld
CAST:  Fred Applegate  •  Larry Gelbart  •  Mort Lachman  •  Leonard Maltin

This is Bob Hope... (2017)

During his career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment. American Masters explores the entertainer’s life through ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  John Scheinfeld
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Billy Crystal  •  Woody Allen  •  Dick Cavett

The Ghost Breakers (1940) RT 83% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Mar 2002

After intrepid working girl Mary Carter becomes the new owner of a reputedly haunted mansion located on Black Island near the Cuban coast, a stranger phones to warn her to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Richard Carlson  •  Paul Lukas

Caught in the Draft (1941) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: May 1993

Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Eddie Bracken  •  Lynne Overman

Critic's Choice (1963) RT Audience 39%

DVD release: Jun 2007

Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Don Weis
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Lucille Ball  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Rip Torn

My Favorite Brunette (1947) RT 71% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Peter Lorre  •  Lon Chaney, Jr.

Road to Bali (1952) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: May 2006

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Murvyn Vye

Road to Morocco (1942) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Anthony Quinn

Scared Stiff (1953)

A nightclub singer and his partner escape mobsters by fleeing to Cuba with a beautiful heiress, who has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island. The trio hunt for a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Carmen Miranda

Spies Like Us (1985) RT 35% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Steve Forrest  •  Donna Dixon




The Facts of Life (1960) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Two romantic couples are each married to different people! They really DO love each other. At the beginning Kitty thinks Larry is un-funny...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Lucille Ball  •  Ruth Hussey  •  Don DeFore

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) RT 44% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Apr 2004

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Betty Hutton  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Charlton Heston  •  Dorothy Lamour

The Iron Petticoat (1957) RT Audience 29%

Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Noelle Middleton  •  James Robertson Justice

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) RT Audience 73%

DVD release: Nov 2000

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Jane Darwell

The Muppet Movie (1979) RT 87% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

Call Me Bwana (1963) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Dec 1993

A returning moon capsule goes off course and lands in Africa where a little-known tribe find it. Washington sends Matthew Merriwether to recover it, thinking he is an expert ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Anita Ekberg  •  Edie Adams  •  Lionel Jeffries

That's Entertainment! III (1994) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 2004

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

Road to Rio (1947) RT 100% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2000

Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Gale Sondergaard