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Encyclopedia > My Favorite Brunette

My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 movie starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. The film spoofs movie dectective in the film noir style. Lon Chaney plays Willie, a charachter based on his Lennie Of Mice and Men role. Peter Lorre plays Kismit, a comic take on his many film noir roles. Cameos by noir regular Alan Ladd and Hope partner Bing Crosby are also featured. 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Leslie Townes Hope KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), best known as Bob Hope, was a famous entertainer, having appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, movies and in army concerts. ... Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 - September 22, 1996) was a motion picture actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, died in Hollywood, California. ... Film noir is a style of film associated with crime films, that portrays its principal characters as acting out of desparation in a bleak and morally ambiguous world. ... There were two famous American actors named Lon Chaney, both known for their work in horror movies. ... Of Mice and Men book cover Of Mice and Men is a novella by John Steinbeck, first published in 1937, which tells the tragic story of George and Lennie, two displaced Anglo migrant farm workers during the Great Depression. ... Alan Walbridge Ladd, Jr. ... Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ...


Plot

Hope plays a baby photographer who dreams about being a real private detective, like his friend Sam McCloud (Ladd). One day he is mistaken for a gumshoe by a mysterious lady in distress (Lamour). Soon Hope finds himself deep into a murder mystery. This is a list of notable photographers in the art, documentary and fashion traditions. ...


External links

  • Download of movie at Internet Archive

 
 

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