My Favorite Brunette

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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

87 mins

Cast and crew

Elliott Nugent
Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose
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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