The Bob Hope Collection: Vol. 2 (The Great Lover / Paris Holiday / The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell / How to Commit Marriage / Son of Paleface / Cancel My Reservation)
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The Great Lover (1949): Bob Hope plays scoutmaster Freddie Hunter in this delightful comedy. During a European tour with the scouts, Freddie falls under the influence of a cardsharp who promotes a romance between Freddie and Duchess Alexandria. Co-stars Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young and George Reeves.
Son Of Paleface (1952): Peter "Junior" Potter (Hope) is a Harvard graduate who heads west to the town of Sawbuck Pass to claim his fathersfortune. Once there, Junior discovers that the whole town claims to be owed a debt and that his fathers treasure chest is empty. Co-starring Jane Russell and Roy Rogers.
Paris Holiday (1958): American comedian Bob Hunter (Bob Hope) is chased all over Paris by the underworld, aided by his French counterpart, Fernydel (Fernandel). This classic comedy co-stars Anita Ekberg, Martha Hyer, Preston Sturges and Yves Brainville.
The Private Navy Of Sgt. OFarrell (1968): Hope stars as Master Sergeant Dan O'Farrell, who has the craziest crew ever to sale in this WWII comedy. Co-starring Phyllis Diller, Jeffrey Hunter, Gina Lollobrigida and Dick Sargent.
How To Commit Marriage (1969): Jackie Gleason joins Bob Hope in this clash of comedy titans!. Co-starring Jane Wyman, Leslie Nielson, Tina Louise and Tim Matheson.
Cancel My Reservation (1972): Dan Bartlett is a late-night TV talk show host taking a much-needed vacation in Arizona. There, he stumbles upon a murder and a conspiracy to defraud a local Native American group of part of its reservation. Co-Starring Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy, Anne Archer and Keenan Wynn. Look for some big name cameos as well.
Top Customer Reviews
Why 4 stars instead of 5? Depending on what you like, this volume really shows the difference between Hope at the top of his game, and Hope when he should've called it quits years earlier.
"The Great Lover" (1949) is the earliest offering, showing Hope in fine wisecracking-cowardly-womanizing form as a scoutmaster leading his troupe through Europe (via luxury liner) while crossing paths with a charming murderer & lovely Rhonda Fleming (look for a hilarious cameo from Jack Benny). "Son of Paleface" (1952) is one of my personal faves. A zany sequel to the 1948 original, Hope plays the Harvard-educated "idiot son" of Painless Potter who returns west to inherit his Daddy's fortune while fending off town creditors hungry to get paid off. En route, he gets mixed up with a tough gang leader (darkly gorgeous Jane Russell as "The Torch") and the federal agent (Roy Rogers, along with Trigger, the horse who easily outwits Hope) tracking her. Helmed by former Looney Toons animator Frank Tashlin (which explains why he has a real eye for wild sight gags), Hope couldn't have been in better hands. Hope proves here that he's become a masterful visual comedian as well as a verbal one at this point, and the movie dares you not to laugh all the way through it. "Paris Holiday" (1958) is an extremely pleasing comedy, pairing Hope with blond beauty Anita Ekberg, and teaming him with French comedian Ferndandel with surprisingly amusing results.Read more ›
Ken Barrett Mooroolbark Australia.
Great Enertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bob Hope as always is entertaining and dependably family oriented .Published 2 months ago by Gary Britt
i bought this collection only for son of paleface movie which i had seen in the past and liked
the other movies were marginal
I try to get all the bob hope movies I can and you have a lot and they always in good shapePublished on December 6, 2013 by joe
This DVD is one of his greatest! I love his movies, and the choices for this DVD is great. Thank You!Published on July 10, 2013 by Elsie Kodweis