My Favorite Brunette

My Favorite Brunette

Bob Hope
Director: Elliott Nugent Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour
, Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
Elliott Nugent


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Just as Bob Hope's My Favorite Blonde (1942) was a takeoff on Alfred Hitchcock, Hope's My Favorite Brunette was a lampoon of the noirish "hard-boiled detective" school popularized by Raymond Chandler. Awaiting execution on death row, Hope tells the gathered reporters how he got into his present predicament. It seems that Hope was once a baby photographer, his office adjacent to the one leased by a private detective (played in an amusing unbilled cameo by Alan Ladd). While hanging around the p.i.'s office, Hope is mistaken for the detective by beautiful client Dorothy Lamour. She hires Hope to search for her missing uncle, and also entrusts him with a valuable map. Hope's diligent (if inept) sleuthing takes him to a shady rest sanitarium, where he runs afoul of lamebrained henchman Lon Chaney, Jr. and sinister, knife-throwing Peter Lorre. Both are in the employ of attorney Charles Dingle, who is responsible for the disappearance of Lamour's uncle. Escaping the sanitarium with Lamour in tow, Hope follows the trail of evidence to noted geologist Reginald Denny. The geologist is murdered, and Hope is accused of the crime.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/04/2017
UPC: 0738329215996
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 49,927

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Ronnie Jackson
Dorothy Lamour Carlotta Montay
Peter Lorre Kismet
Lon Chaney Willie
John Hoyt Dr.Lundau
Charles Dingle Maj. Simon Montague
Reginald Denny James Collins
Frank Puglia Baron Montay
Ann Doran Miss Rogers
Willard Robertson Prison Warden
Jack LaRue Tony
Charles Cooley Waiter
Thomas P. Dillon Policeman
Helena Phillips Evans Mabel
Ed Johnson Caddy
Theodore Rand Waiter Captain
Charles Arnt Crawford
Bing Crosby Guest Star
Tony Caruso "George Raft" Type
Jack Chefe Henri, the Headwaiter
Jack Clifford Prison Guard-Captain
Boyd Davis Mr. Dawson
Betty Farrington Matron
James Flavin Mac the Detective
Brandon Hurst Butler
Richard Keene Reporter
Alan Ladd Sam McCloud
George Lloyd Prison Guard-Sergeant
Matt McHugh "Jimmy Cagney" Type
Clarence Muse Man on Death row
Garry Owen Reporter
James Pierce Detective
Joe Recht Newsboy
Reginald Simpson Assistant Manager
Ray Teal State trooper
Harland Tucker Room clerk
John Tyrrell Bell captain
Jean Wong Mrs. Fong
Tom Dillon Cop
Budd Fine Detective
Al Hill State Trooper

Technical Credits
Elliott Nugent Director
Edmund Beloin Screenwriter
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Dare Producer
Robert Emmett Dolan Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Dreier Art Director
Mel Epstein Asst. Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Earl Hedrick Art Director
Ellsworth Hoagland Editor
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer
John MacNeil Set Decoration/Design
Jack Rose Screenwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Favorite Brunette
1. Chapter 1 [14:20]
2. Chapter 2 [12:51]
3. Chapter 3 [13:17]
4. Chapter 4 [13:20]
5. Chapter 5 [9:30]
6. Chapter 6 [6:40]
7. Chapter 7 [7:12]
8. Chapter 8 [10:16]
9. Chapter 9 [:01]

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