A Global Affair

  • Film
  • Comedy
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What did poor Jack Arnold do to deserve this? Bob Hope plays a bachelor United Nations official, saddled with a foundling baby and flatulent wisecracks, who spurs furious competition between the 117 member nations - hitherto uninterested in welcoming the orphan - by announcing that it will be awarded to the best and most deserving country. All patch up their differences to applaud his eventual decision to adopt the little charmer himself (surprise, surprise) after marrying Michèle Mercier. Nobody is likely to applaud anything else, except perhaps a brief flare from Lilo Pulver as a Russian gynaecologist.

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Duration: 84 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jack Arnold
Screenwriter: Arthur Marx, Bob Fisher, Charles Lederer
Cast: Bob Hope
Lilo Pulver
Michèle Mercier
Elga Andersen
Yvonne De Carlo
Robert Sterling
John McGiver
Nehemiah Persoff
Mickey Shaughnessy
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