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Where There's Life (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Thriller | 21 November 1947 (USA)
The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Allen Boretz (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Michael Joseph Valentine
Signe Hasso ... Gen. Katrina Grimovitch
William Bendix ... Victor O'Brien
George Coulouris ... Prime Minister Krivoc
Vera Marshe ... Hazel O'Brien
George Zucco ... Paul Stertorius
Dennis Hoey ... Minister of War Grubitch
John Alexander ... Mr. Herbert Jones
Victor Varconi ... Finance Minister Zavitch
Joseph Vitale ... Albert Miller
Harry von Zell ... Joe Snyder
Anthony Caruso ... John Fulda
Norma Varden ... Mabel Jones
Harland Tucker Harland Tucker ... Mr. Alvin - Floorwalker
Roy Atwell Roy Atwell ... Salesman
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Storyline

In a far off country, their king is critically wounded after an assassination attempt and the only heir is a timid New York radio personality, Bob Hope. After reluctantly traveling to his father's homeland, Bob is not happy with becoming the target of the same terrorist organization that attacked the king. Written by laird-3

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Where there's life there's Bob Hope in the king-size comedy of a cut rate clown prince! (poster). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vos ordres ma générale See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 16, 1948 with Bob Hope and Signe Hasso reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Foreign nationals from Boravia in Europe kidnap American citizen Bob Hope (who presumably has no passport or visa) and put him on their plane without any security checks at the airport. See more »

Quotes

Michael Joseph Valentine: [to Krivoc] Well, you look familiar. I just can't place the graveyard!
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Crazy Credits

Opening title card - "This is Barovia.. A small european country which even today has not fully recovered from the effects of ruthless enemy occupation..." See more »

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References Blue Skies (1946) See more »

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Unusual, yet hilarious!
11 February 2002 | by luckybob1985See all my reviews

Here we find Bob Hope in a quite unusual role, as royalty! (He's been everything else, right?) A glamorous General Grimovich tries to convince Michael Valentine that he is the prince of Barovia and must ascend the throne temporarily until they hold their first democratic election. If he doesn't, an evil organization called the "Mordia" will take over the country. A rather involved plot for a Hope movie, but he still shines bright! Great performance by William Bendix in this one as well.


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