My Favorite Brunette

Film, Comedy
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Likeable parody of the hardboiled world of Hammett and Chandler. Hope goes through his familiar routine as a craven photographer, a specialist in baby portraiture, who takes over from an absent private eye (Alan Ladd in a trench-coated cameo appearance) to help out Lamour's damsel in distress. The wisecracks are a little thin on the ground, but the noir atmosphere is handled with a nice mixture of bizarrerie (Lorre, Chaney) and deadpan (such iconographic figures as Jack LaRue and Anthony Caruso).

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Elliott Nugent
Screenwriter: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose
Cast: Bob Hope
Dorothy Lamour
Peter Lorre
Lon Chaney Jr
John Hoyt
Reginald Denny
Charles Dingle
Frank Puglia
Ann Doran
Bing Crosby
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