An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ...
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An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The complications increase when the town believes Arthur to be an Earl, and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit.Written by
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The production did not just reuse rooms from the "Sunset Boulevard" set but fixtures and furnishings too. The most obvious is Norma Desmond's famous staircase with only the back walls and windows changed. When Humphrey recounts his duel to the death he collapses into a red brocade wing chair, very prominent when Norma does her Chaplin act, and beside him is a heavy sideboard which otherwise stood beneath Norma's full-length portrait covered in her photograph frames. One of the large cherub candelabra from Norma's bedroom also stands in the Floud's drawing room, as well as many other shared lamps, mirrors and chairs. See more »
Bob Hope stifles a laugh when, having served Norma Varden, he almost knocks the teapot over turning back with the sugar bowl. See more »
Gee, if you're an actor, we've got a chance, and if you're a good actor this could be the biggest job you ever had.
Yeah, and I'd be the star - that's a step up... and an audience of three - that's a step up.
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"Starring Mr. Robert Hope (Formerly Bob)". See more »
A rich American woman hires a British butler and brings him to New Mexico unaware that he's an American actor. A disappointing remake of "Ruggles of Red Gap," given the potentially potent teaming of Hope and Ball. The first segment of the film that takes place in Britain is so lame that it doesn't even elicit a chuckle. Once the action moves to New Mexico, there are a few laughs but the comedy is still labored. The funniest bit has to do with dogs chasing Hope instead of the fox during a fox hunt. Hope and Ball seem to be trying but the script is a dud. Alexander, who imagined he was Teddy Roosevelt in "Arsenic and Old Lace," plays the president here.
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