Where There's Life

Where There's Life

Director: Sidney Lanfield Cast: Bob Hope, Signe Hasso, William Bendix


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Bearing traces of such earlier hits as My Favorite Blonde and The Ghost Breakers, Where There's Life is one of the best of Bob Hope's postwar vehicles. The inimitable Mr. Hope is cast as New York radio personality Michael Valentine, who's poised to marry his long-time fiancee Hazel O'Brien (Vera Marshe). But destiny takes a hand when, in the far-off kingdom of Barovia, King Hubertus II (William Edmunds) is felled by an assassin's bullet. To avoid a revolution, the King's cabinet hurriedly searches for Hubertus' sole heir -- who, according to all reliable sources, is one Michael Valentine. Gorgeous General Katrina Grimovich (Signe Hasso) is dispatched to New York to bring Valentine back to Barovia, while a group of insurrectionists, headed by Krivoc (George Coulouris) and Stertorius (George Zucco), conspire to kill Valentine before he can ever leave American soil. When Valentine is apprised of his royal lineage, he assumes that he's the victim of a practical joke perpetrated by his announcer Joe Snyder (George Zucco). Once he's convinced that it's no joke, Valentine and Katrina scurry about the streets of Manhattan, dodging potential assassins at every turn -- not to mention keeping out of the way of Hazel's muscle-bound policeman brother Victor (William Bendix), who assumes that Valentine is merely trying to weasel out of his wedding. Full of bright dialogue and hilarious gag situations, Where There's Life is vintage Bob Hope.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2015
UPC: 0025192317552
Original Release: 1947
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 51,340

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Michael Valentine
Signe Hasso Gen. Kattina Grimovitch
William Bendix Victor O'Brien
George Coulouris Krivoc
Vera Marshe Hazel O'Brien
George Zucco Paul Stertorius
Dennis Hoey Minister of War Grubitch
John Alexander Herbert Jones
Victor Varconi Finance Minister Zavich
Joseph Vitale Albert Miller
Harry Von Zell Joe Snyder
Eric Alden Actor
Lucille Barkley Salesgirl
George Bruggeman Actor
Jack Clifford Actor
Tom Coleman Actor
Charles Cooley Actor
Tom Costello Aide
Edgar Dearing Desk Sergeant
Jimmie Dundee Actor
Mary Field Actor
Pat Flaherty Actor
William Haade Actor
Len Hendry Airport Attendant
Brandon Hurst Floor Walker
Phyllis Kennedy Hotel Maid
Guy Kingsford Mordian Pilot
George Lloyd Cop
George Magrill Actor
Leo Mostovoy Minister of Interior Karakovic
Oscar O'Shea Uncle Phillip
Ralph Peters Actor
Otto Reichow Actor
Gene Roth Mordians
Carl Saxe Actor
Erno Verebes Peter Gornics
Hans Von Morhart Karl
Fred Zendar Copilot
Ralph Gomez Actor
Buddy Sullivan O'Briens
Edwin Chandler New York Policeman
Lorna Jordan Actor
Roy Atwell Salesman
Anthony Caruso John Fulda
William Edmunds King Hubertus II
Emil Rameau Dr. Josefsberg
Harland Tucker Mr. Alvin
Norma Varden Mrs. Herbert Jones
Crane Whitley Man with Cane

Technical Credits
Sidney Lanfield Director
Allen Boretz Screenwriter
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Hans Dreier Art Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Earl Hedrick Art Director
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Paul Jones Producer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Archie Marshek Editor
Sydney Moore Set Decoration/Design
Melville Shavelson Screenwriter
Irvin Talbot Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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