Bob Hope Movies on DVD
A famous writer (Bob Hope) of guidebooks for single men moves to a California suburb to research his latest volume, and soon finds that the married gals who reside in the area are after him. Lana Turner is the seemingly only single woman in town; Janis Paige, Paula Prentiss, and Jim Hutton also star in this romantic romp. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer.
Four-disc set includes "Give Me A Sailor," "Thanks For The Memory," "Never Say Die," "The Cat And The Canary" (1939), "The Ghost Breakers," "Caught In The Draft," "Nothing But The Truth," "My Favorite Blonde," "The Paleface," and "Sorrowful Jones."
In "The Great Lover" (1949), Bob Hope intervenes when a card sharp cleans out an amiable old duke. Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young co-star. "Son Of Paleface" (1952) stars Hope as a Harvard grad who goes West to claim his pa's inheritance. With Jane Russell, Roy Rogers. Hope takes a "Paris Holiday" (1958) to buy a French play, but gets mixed up with gangsters and Anita Ekberg! Co-stars French comic Fernandel and director Preston Sturges. Stuck on a Pacific island during World War II, Army sergeant Hope tries to boost morale by bringing in pretty nurses. "The Private Navy Of Sgt. O'Farrell" (1968) co-stars Phyllis Diller, Gina Lollobrigida. After 20 years of matrimonial life, Bob and Jane Wyman plan to divorce, but their daughter suddenly announces her engagement, turning things from bad to hilarious. "How To Commit Marriage" (1969) co-stars Jackie Gleason, Tina Louise. In "Cancel My Reservation" (1972), New York talk show host Hope goes on vacation at an Arizona ranch, but is accused of murder! Based on a Louis L'Amour novel; with Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy. 9 1/2 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
You'll enjoy plenty of comedy memories with this nostalgic collection of Bob Hope classics. In addition to Hope's delightful feature "My Favorite Brunette" (1947), this two-disc set includes some of the legendary comic's most hilarious television appearances alongside such Golden Age stars as Jack Benny, Milton Berle, William Holden, Roy Rogers, and many others. 5 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Hail to the chief of comedy! Old Ski Nose presents this laugh-packed special featuring vintage footage of Hope poking fun at the various Presidents that served the country during his over 70-year career. Along with rare clips of Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, and others, the program features personal recollections from a variety of political luminaries and celebrities. Co-hosted by Tony Danza. Standard; Soundtrack: English. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
After introducing his theme song in a film earlier that year, Bob Hope reteamed with co-star Shirley Ross for the breezy romantic romp "Thanks For The Memory" (1938), playing an author who turns "househusband" to write his novel while wife Ross goes to work. With Charles Butterworth, Otto Kruger. Bob solidified his "wisecracking coward" persona in the haunted house comedy "The Cat And The Canary" (1939), with Paulette Goddard playing the heiress that Hope falls for and must protect from the spooky goings-on. John Beal, Gale Sondergaard also star. And stockbroker/expert liar Bob must go 24 hours telling "Nothing But The Truth" (1941) in order to win a bet. With Goddard, Edward Arnold, Willie Best. Three-disc set also includes "The Ghost Breakers," "Road To Morocco," and "The Paleface." 8 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes; sing-alongs; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.
Thanks for the memories! The career of Bob Hope is celebrated in this side-splitting tribute to "Old Ski Nose." Along with an assortment of the greatest--and most hysterical--moments from his impressive filmography, the program also features interviews with Hope's writers Larry Gelbart, Mort Lachman, Sherwood Schwartz, and Melville Shavelson. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; audio commentary.
In this wacky comedy, fraudulent explorer Bob Hope and special agent Edie Adams look for a missing American moon probe that has crash-landed in Africa. During their comic safari, they encounter ferocious animals, phony missionaries (Anita Ekberg and Lionel Jeffries), and other unexpected misadventures along the way. Al Mulock, Paul Carpenter co-star. 102 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Who better to portray history's greatest lover than...Bob Hope? Actually, Bob's a tailor who winds up impersonating Casanova and finds himself running from lonely women and court assassins. Lively farce also stars Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone and Lon Chaney, Jr. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Hilarious service comedy with Bob Hope as a Hollywood star whose plan to evade the draft by marrying the daughter of an Army colonel backfires, landing Hope in basic training...and lots of trouble. Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken and Lynne Overman also star. Then, lively musical-comedy stars Bob Hope and Jack Whiting as sibling sailors who meet sisters Betty Grable and Martha Raye while on leave. Whiting has the hots for Grable, but so does Hope, who tries to fix his brother up with Raye. Songs include "What Goes Here in My Heart?," "A Little Kiss at Twilight." 160 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; biographies; production notes; theatrical trailers.
Spirited theatrical farce featuring Bob Hope as a drama critic who faces a professional crisis when wife Lucille Ball writes a play and he must decide whether or not to review it. The dilemma sends Bob to a psychiatrist and his ex-wife for help. Marilyn Maxwell and Rip Torn also star. Based on the play by Ira Levin. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; bonus shorts "Calling All Tars" (1935), "Now Hear This" (1962); theatrical trailer.
Bob Hope is a widowed bank teller with seven children who can't believe his good fortune when he finds a ton of money in the bank parking lot. However, his luck quickly changes when he's accused of embezzlement. Hope must then go on the lam with the entire family to find the real culprit while being pursued by bumbling cop Jonathan Winters. Phyllis Diller, Jill St. John, and Shirley Eaton co-star in this hysterical farce. 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Bob Hope and Lucille Ball star in this raucous remake of "Ruggles of Red Gap." Bob's cheery-o impersonation of a proper British lord convinces Lucy to invite him to her Old West home, where the camouflage continues. With Bruce Cabot and Jack Kirkwood. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Overprotective dad Bob Hope gets transferred to Sweden in order to stop the romance between daughter Tuesday Weld and rock-'n'-roller Frankie Avalon. But soon she's romanced by a suave playboy, so Bob invites Frankie overseas to stop the liaison. Lively, music-filled comedy co-stars Dina Merrill, Jeremy Slate, and The Vulcanes. 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Zesty comedy with music features Bob Hope getting involved with corrupt politics, shady ladies and righteous senators in Louisiana. Vera Zorina, Victor Moore and Irene Bordoni also star in this engaging political satire with such Irving Berlin tunes as "It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow." Then, loony millionaire Bob Hope, under the mistaken belief that he only has one month to live, marries tycoon's daughter Martha Raye so that she will inherit his money and be able to wed her true love. What will happen when Hope's diagnosis is corrected? With Andy Devine and Gale Sondergaard. 181 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; production notes; biographies; theatrical trailer.
High-flying costume comedy "Monsieur Beaucaire" finds Bob Hope as a barber in the court of Louis XV who is saved from the guillotine by posing as a French nobleman. With Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds and Joseph Schildkraut. Next, in "Where There's Life," New York disc jockey Hope is talked into believing he's the king of Barovia, a country whose monarch has just been assassinated by revolutionaries. Joined by the kingdom's female general, Bob is pursued throughout the Big Apple by rebels and his fiancee's policeman brother. Signe Hasso, William Bendix and George Coulouris also star. 168 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; biographies; theatrical trailer.
Rip-roaring comic yarn starring Bob Hope as a wise-cracking entertainer who becomes involved with beautiful British agent Madeleine Carroll, who is carrying secret military plans the Nazis are after, and joins her in dodging the bad guys in a cross-country chase. Gale Sondergaard and George Zucco co-star. Then, a parade of Hollywood's biggest names appear in a tuneful comedy starring Eddie Bracken as a sailor who brings his pals to the Paramount Studios lot. Hope, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Alan Ladd, Mary Martin, and Dick Powell are all featured; songs include "Hit the Road to Dreamland." 178 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; biographies; theatrical trailer.
While looking after his detective neighbor's office, baby photographer Bob Hope's dream of being a private eye lands him on death row in this laugh-a-minute spoof. Hired by lovely Dorothy Lamour to track down her missing uncle, Hope tangles with crooks Charles Dingle, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Peter Lorre and winds up framed for murder. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus shorts "Sport Parade: Thrill A Second" (1947), "Super Lulu" (1947); bonus serial chapter from "Lost City of the Jungle."
While looking after his detective neighbor's office, baby photographer Bob Hope's dream of being a private eye lands him on death row in this laugh-a-minute spoof. Hired by lovely Dorothy Lamour to track down her missing uncle, Hope tangles with crooks Charles Dingle, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Peter Lorre and winds up framed for murder. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Burlesque performer Bob Hope is recruited by the U.S. government to impersonate a captured spy he resembles and travel to Tangier to obtain a valuable microfilm. Arriving on foreign soil, Hope makes contact with his double's beautiful girlfriend (Hedy Lamarr) and gets down to serious--and downright funny--business! Francis L. Sullivan, John Archer co-star in this espionage comedy. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
It's military mayhem when boxing trainer Bob Hope reluctantly joins the Army so he can keep an eye on his recently drafted protege. Stuck in khaki when the fighter is discharged, Hope agrees to help private Mickey Rooney learn the ropes, but only because he's interested in Rooney's singer aunt. Marilyn Maxwell, Eddie Mayehoff co-star; look for an unbilled Charles Bronson and ring legend Jack Dempsey as himself. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
A rare treat for Hope/Crosby fans, this collection of vintage short subjects includes the original theatrical trailer for "Road to Morocco"; the fellas helping GIs readjust to civilian life in "The Road To Home" (1945); Hope entertaining the troops in "Command Performance" (1943); the all-star specials "The Fifth Freedom" (1951), with Bob and Bing joining Perry Como and Arthur Godfrey, and "You Can Change The World" (1954), which also features Jack Benny, William Holden and Loretta Young; and "The Road To Peace" (1949), with Bing and Ann Blyth. 88 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; theatrical trailers.
Includes "Road To Singapore," "Road To Zanzibar," "Road To Morocco," and "Road To Utopia." Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; sing-along songs; featurettes.
The City of Lights becomes the City of Laughs when Bob Hope travels to Paris to buy a French playwright's latest work and winds up getting involved with gangsters and lovely Anita Ekberg (What's not to like?). Co-stars French comic Fernandel and director Preston Sturges. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
The only "Road" movie in color has Bob Hope and Bing Crosby doing their best to dodge trouble, as the pleasure-lovin' pair take jobs as divers in the South Seas. Look for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in a hilarious cameo. Songs include "To See You," "Chicago Style," "Moonflowers." 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Shipwreck survivors Bob Hope and Bing Crosby wind up on the Mediterranean coast and take a camel ride into a comedic Arabian Nights-style adventure, as the pair wind up fighting with desert warrior Anthony Quinn for princess Dorothy Lamour. Among the songs featured is the Crosby standard "Moonlight Becomes You." 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish; radio broadcast shows; theatrical trailer; photo gallery; DVD-ROM content.
At first planned as a vehicle for Fred MacMurray and Jack Oakie, this light-hearted adventure was the first screen pairing for Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. The two are Americans bumming their way around the world who settle down in Asia and almost immediately begin feuding for the hand of Dorothy Lamour. With Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn. 86 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish; radio broadcast shows; photo gallery; DVD-ROM content.
Hope and Crosby lead the rush for gold and laughs in the fourth "Road" howler, playing song-and-dance men searching for a lost mine in the Alaskan wilderness. Perennial co-star Dorothy Lamour joins the boys, along with Douglass Dumbrille and narrator Robert Benchley; look for a cameo by Jim Thorpe. 90 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French; radio broadcast shows; photo gallery; DVD-ROM content.
Carnival con men Bob Hope and Bing Crosby find themselves outswindled on a safari scheme by Dorothy Lamour and left to stew in some cannibals' pots in the second "Road" movie. Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Lionel Royce co-star. 92 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; radio broadcast shows; photo galleries; DVD-ROM content.
When bookie Bob Hope is left with a client's 5-year-old daughter, he must become a reluctant father in this lively comedy based on Damon Runyon's "Little Miss Marker." Lucille Ball co-stars with William Demarest, Bruce Cabot, and Mary Jane Saunders in "Sorrowful Jones." Then, Bob Hope is a daffy dentist and a shaky gun; Jane Russell is the gorgeous gunslinger Calamity Jane, and together they tame the Wild West with laughter in "The Paleface," one of Bob's best comedies. Features the Oscar-winning song "Buttons and Bows." 180 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; biographies; theatrical trailer.
All-star comedy/musical finds ocean liner owner W.C. Fields pitting his ship against another vessel in a high-speed race. While on the journey, a host of Paramount stars are spotlighted, including Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Kirsten Flagstad, and Bob Hope (his first feature), who sings his signature tune, the Oscar-winning "Thanks for the Memory." Then, Gracie Allen inherits a small-town school and proceeds to turn it into a hangout for her vaudeville friends. Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Betty Grable and, of course, George Burns are among the students of the "new curriculum." Songs include "I Fall in Love with You Every Day," and "You're a Natural." 177 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; trailers.
First, musicians Bob Hope and Bing Crosby stow away on a boat to Brazil and try to free Dorothy Lamour from hypnotic aunt Gale Sondergaard in "Road To Rio" (1947), the fifth "Road" comedy. The Andrews Sisters and Jerry Colonna also star. Plus, the hilarious and heartwarming biodrama "The Seven Little Foys" (1955) stars Hope as vaudeville hoofer Eddie Foy, Jr., fighting to keep his family together after his wife's death. With Billy Gray, Milly Vitale, and a cameo by James Cagney as George M. Cohan. Three-disc set also includes "My Favorite Brunette," "The Lemon Drop Kid," and "Road To Bali." 7 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Take one gloomy mansion in the Louisiana bayou, add a group of relatives gathered for a will reading and marked for elimination by a mysterious killer, and sprinkle in some classic Bob Hope one-liners, and you get this lively updating of the "old dark house" chiller. Paulette Goddard co-stars as the heiress who catches Hope's eye; with Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
On the run after killing a mobster, radio crime show host Bob Hope wind up travelling with heiress Paulette Goddard to Cuba, where the pair encounters a haunted house, zombies, hidden treasures and the dead gangster's twin brother. Spirited fright farce also stars Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas, Anthony Quinn, and Willie Best. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; production notes; biographies; photo gallery; DVD-ROM content; theatrical trailer; more.
When racetrack tout Bob Hope finds himself in hot water with the mob, he hits upon a fast money-making racket: phony Santa Clauses collecting for an "old folk's home." Fast-paced comedy, based on a Damon Runyon story, also stars Lloyd Nolan, William Frawley, Marilyn Maxwell. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Bob Hope is a daffy dentist and a shaky gun; Jane Russell is the gorgeous gunslinger Calamity Jane, and together they tame the Wild West with laughter in one of Bob's best comedies. Features the Oscar-winning song "Buttons and Bows." 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; biographies; DVD-ROM content; biographies; theatrical trailer; featurette.
Slapstick swashbuckler stars Bob Hope as 18-century actor Sylvester the Great, who, after being banished from England, heads for America. When the ship he's travelling on is attacked by pirates, the cowardly Sylvester must defend disguised Princess Margaret (Virginia Mayo) from pirate Captain Barrett (Victor McLaglen), aka "the Hook." With Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak, Hugo Haas. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.