Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number! NR

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Bob Hope and Elke Sommer form an unlikely duo in this farcical laugh-fest about a curvy, box-office bombshell who tempts a small town family man during a phone wire mix-up.

Starring:
Bob Hope, Elke Sommer
Runtime:
1 hour, 40 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director George Marshall
Starring Bob Hope, Elke Sommer
Supporting actors Phyllis Diller, Cesare Danova, Marjorie Lord, Kelly Thordsen, Benny Baker, Terry Burnham, Joyce Jameson, Harry von Zell, Kevin Burchett, Keith Taylor, John Todd Roberts, Lesley-Marie Colburn, Tommy Farrell, Barry Kelley, Norman Leavitt, Walter Mathews, Arthur Tovey, Harlan Warde
Studio MGM
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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I usually enjoy Hope's work, though.
Warren Banfield
I love Bob Hope movies and have been searching for a long time for a set like this.
yckee1
This is a great collection of hard to find Bob Hope classic movies.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Harry Brewer on December 11, 2007
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This is a pretty good collection at a great price. There are seven movies on individual discs which are They Got Me Covered, The Princess and the Pirate, Alias Jesse James, The Facts of Life, I'll Take Sweden, The Road to Hong Kong & Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number.

By far, the two standouts are The Princess and the Pirate & They Got Me Covered. Alias Jesse James is available for the first time on DVD, it's his last comedy-western & a pretty good one. After this it's a drop off in quality. The Road to Hong Kong is the weakest of the Road movies & pretty lame, to boot. The Facts of Life co-stars Lucille Ball & is good, as all the Hope-Ball pairings. The Facts of Life & I'll Take Sweden are Hope vehicles that aim at getting a younger audience & are mixed bags. The former co-stars Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello, the latter has Elke Sommer (eye candy). Boy, Did I Get a Wrong number has Hope's first pairing with Phyllis Diller that's not among his best.

This set concentrates more on Hope's later period (early to mid sixties) which is past his prime as to the quality of the movies. It's the other three movies that really make this set worthwhile. Here's how I would rate these movies on an individual basis:
1) The Princess and the Pirate*****
2) They Got Me Covered****
3) Alias Jesse James***
4) The Facts of Life**
5) I'll Take Sweden**
6) Boy,Did I Get the Wrong Number**
7) The Road to Hong Kong*

These discs are high quality but there aren't any bonus features. The price is what makes this set the good deal that it is.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Starks on January 7, 2008
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The quality was great. I thought it might be grainy ~ but it wasn't. They're great movies with wonderful memories. The quick wit humor without the worry of somebody dropping the F bomb or nudity is fantastic. To be able to watch clever dialog with your kids ~ especially when they are advancing from cartoons. Definately a worth while investment!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 8, 2008
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What more can I say, It's Bob Hope! These classic movies are a must have for anyone that enjoys classics. From the 50's western stars doing cameos in Alias Jesse James to Phyllis Diller in Boy, did I get a wrong number Bob is just that....Bob!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dj dave on May 31, 2010
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a great situation comedy, timeless in many ways, except how much Bob Hope is missed.
to cast Elke Sommer is masterful. Let's face it, she is an incredible beauty and all
heads turn when she arrives in any of her many films. even Phyllis Diller pulls out
all stops for a laugh. Marjorie Lord is the perfect wife. don't leave for popcorn.
you might miss one of Hope's numerous one-liners. If you missed this '60's gem. it's
never too late for the best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By drkhimxz on May 16, 2010
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Did women really wear their hair this way in 1966. That sight alone on two of the lead females was worth the price of admission. The guys, too, while not quite matching the girls in quaintness to 2010 eyes, came in a close second with those shrunken fedoras they sport throughout.
Starting with these laughs which were unplanned when the film was made, there are many more in this Bob Hope vehicle, which relies more on old-fashioned slapstick than on the typical Hope gags. While having little more to do than show her body, deliver a few accented lines, and be somewhat manhandled in closeups unsuitable to a stunt double, Elke Sommer still more than earned her pay by just being second banana to Hope. Phyllis Diller, a frequent support player to Hope in his various comedy venues in those years, does her particular thing well. True she was an acquired taste, as they say, but in this film, she does provide some fun. The remainder of the supporting cast do what is required of them to give the star his laughs. Hope, himself, nearing the end of his film career, has better material and, therefore, more laughs than some of the other films he made as it became only a marginal activity to being America's favorite comic here and abroad. At this time, he had something like one-third of the twenty all time hit shows on TV with his specials devoted to his entertainment of the troops, most recently in Viet Nam, where a bitter struggle was rapidly escalating.
So for many good laughs, no irony or wit, no character development, no symbolic meanings, a story line just strong enough to carry the sight and sound gags, I can, still laughing, recommend this as feather-light, totally escape, viewing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hellann on December 26, 2009
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I bought this collection to have a DVD copy of Princess and the Pirate. I am not going to suggest that you buy this collection just for that movie. It was dark, and had a blip of a minute or two where it was double exposed. I didn't notice any cuts, but I kinda stopped paying attention after awhile. Very SAD!

We have also watched "Boy, Did I get a Wrong Number", "The Facts of Life" and "They Got Me Covered". All three were good viewing, no problems. As movies, they are what I remembered and enjoyable.

Over all I would say this is a good collection. Just make sure you get it on sale. ;-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kate McMurry TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 15, 2012
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Didi (Elke Sommer) is a sexy European actress who is famous for bathing scenes in which her nudity is tantalizingly half-hidden by bubbles, but she is fed up with being merely a sex object. She wants to be taken seriously and given meaningful roles. In order to make a strong point about that to her director/manager Pepe (Cesare Danova), she flees from her current movie in Hollywood and drives up the California coast until she arrives in a tiny town in Oregon. While hiding out in a hotel there, the switchboard operator accidentally connects her with real estate agent Tom Meade (Bob Hope). Didi inadvertently gives away her identity to Tom, begs him to keep her secret, and plays on his sympathy to get him to bring her some food since she can't go out and get some herself. Tom's housekeeper Lily (Phyllis Diller) overhears the call, creating the major setup of the movie, a comedy of errors in which Tom is manipulated by DiDi, Tom tries to manipulate her, and Lily is continually spying on Tom and dropping heavy-handed hints that she suspects he is cheating on his wife. Tom knows his wife wouldn't approve of him having anything to do with a woman as gorgeous as Didi, but Tom sees dollar signs more than a potential affair when he convinces Didi to stay at a cabin in the woods he's been trying unsuccessfully to sell for ages. He hopes to increase its value and sales potential by claiming, after she leaves, that "Didi stayed here."

This is a fun movie for fans of Phyllis Diller and Bob Hope. They play off of each other for laughs extremely well. It's a good example of the bedroom farces of the 1960's in which there is plenty of sexual misbehavior hoped for, comically avoided, or assumed to be happening by various characters, but no sex (or nudity) actually occurs.
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