My Favorite Brunette (1947)

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“My Favorite Brunette” is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Elliott Nugent and starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. The film tells the story of Ronnie Jackson (Bob Hope), a baby photographer, who dreams of becoming a detective like his idol, Sam McCloud (Alan Ladd).

One day, a beautiful woman named Carlotta Montay (Dorothy Lamour) enters his studio and asks for his help. She wants him to deliver a roll of film to her boyfriend, who is a private investigator, but Ronnie accidentally gets the wrong film and finds himself in the middle of a murder plot.

Ronnie is mistaken for the private investigator and is kidnapped by a group of criminals who want him to find a valuable item hidden in the mansion of the wealthy Baron Montay (Reginald Denny). With the help of Carlotta, Ronnie tries to uncover the truth and save his own life.

Throughout the film, Ronnie imagines himself as a hard-boiled detective, with Lamour playing the role of his femme fatale. The movie is filled with comedic moments and witty one-liners from Bob Hope, making it a classic example of a film noir spoof. In the end, Ronnie manages to save the day and gets the girl, but not before enduring a series of comical misadventures.

Elliott Nugent

Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose, Bob Hope

Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre

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