Kino Lorber Bob Hope DVD and Blu-Ray Classic Film Giveaway (August)

Celebrating Bob Hope this Month with a Special Giveaway!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Bob Hope Classics

Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are:
Renee P, Kim S, Karen C, Stuart C, Bill N, Bianca B, Ana R, Dan H, Lisa C and David H. 

This month we celebrate legendary funny man, Bob Hope, with a very special giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that we have 10 Bob Hope DVDs/Blu-Rays to giveaway, winners’ choice of five classic titles. So, get ready to make some tough (and fun) choices!

Bob Hope Bing Crosby champagne Road-to-Rio-1947Here’s a toast to Bob, and Kino’s new Bob Hope releases! I’ve been waiting a long time for these 🙂

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Sept 2 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • August 5: Two Winners
  • August 12: Two Winners
  • August 19: Two Winners
  • August 26: Two Winners
  • September 2: Two Winners

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners on Sunday August 6 at 10PM EST.


Here are the titles up for grabs:


ROAD TO BALI (DVD or Blu-Ray): In this sixth of seven “Road to” movies, Bob Hope (Son of Paleface), Bing Crosby (Road to Rio) and Dorothy Lamour (My Favorite Brunette) team up in their only color film in the series. Hope and Crosby star as two out-of-work vaudeville performers who are on the lam. The two are hired by a South Seas prince as deep-sea divers in order to recover a buried treasure. They meet beautiful Princess Lala (Lamour) and vie for her affections. Of course, the boys run into the usual perils such as cannibals, a giant squid and numerous cameos from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Jane Russell and Humphrey Bogart. Director Hal Walker (At War with the Army) was no stranger to the three actors, having directed the trio in Road to Utopia. The seventh and final “Road to” picture, Road to Hong Kong, would be released 10 years later for another studio and co-starred Joan Collins with Hope and Crosby, with Lamour only making a brief cameo appearance.

ROAD TO RIO (DVD or Blu-Ray): In this fifth of seven “Road to” movies, Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope, Son of Paleface) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby, Road to Bali) stow away on an ocean bound ship to avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus. Aboard the vessel, the duo fall for the beautiful Lucia Maria de Andrade (Dorothy Lamour, My Favorite Brunette). Lucia is under the spell of her evil aunt (Gale Sondergaard, The Life of Emile Zola), who has arranged a marriage for the young beauty to take over her inheritance. Just like its predecessors, Road to Rio is full of hilarious Hope and Crosby gags and wonderful musical sequences, featuring musical guests The Wiere Brothers and The Andrew Sisters. Beautifully shot by Oscar-winner Ernest Laszlo (Judgment at Nuremberg) with wonderful direction by Norman Z. McLeod (Topper) who went on to direct Hope in four more features and a screenplay by Edmund Beloin (The Lemon Drop Kid) and Jack Rose (Papa’s Delicate Condition).

MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE (DVD or Blu-Ray): Comedy legend Bob Hope (The Lemon Drop Kid) plays a baby photographer who gets mixed up with gangsters in this bubbly slapstick comedy-noir. Ronnie Jackson (Hope) wants nothing more than to step into the gumshoes of office mate Sam McCloud (Alan Ladd, This Gun for Hire), a private investigator who runs his own detective agency. Jackson gets his big break when a mysterious femme fatale (Dorothy Lamour, Road to Rio, The Hurricane) strolls into McCloud’s office and asks him to find her kidnapped uncle. Jackson plays along with the detective role but is soon in way over his head as he becomes embroiled in a dangerous plot involving professional killers. This spoof of the hardboiled detective genre also features horror legends Peter Lorre (Tales of Terror) and Lon Chaney Jr. (The Black Sleep) as two of Hope’s villainous foils. Top-notch direction by Elliott Nugent (The Cat and the Canary, Nothing But the Truth) and beautiful black-and-white cinematography by Oscar-winner Lionel Lindon (The Manchurian Candidate, I Want to Live!).

SON OF PALEFACE (Blu-Ray only): Four years after his smash comedy hit, The Paleface, Bob Hope (My Favorite Brunette) returned to the screen as Junior Potter, son of Painless Peter Potter, the hapless hero of the first film. The Harvard-bred Junior heads out west to claim his father’s inheritance. Also returning for the sequel, but in a different role, is the beautiful Jane Russell (The Outlaw) as a gunfighter named Mike ‘The Torch’ Delroy who continually has to save our hapless hero with help from the king of the singing cowboys, Roy Rogers (Sunset in the West) and legendary horse Trigger (Trigger, Jr.) who team up with the pair to get to the bottom of a gold shipment robbery. Co-written and directed by the great Frank Tashlin (Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?) and featuring a stellar supporting cast which includes Bill Williams (The Cariboo Trail) and Douglass Dumbrille (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town) with cameos by Bing Crosby (Road to Rio) and legendary director Cecil B. DeMille (Samson and Delilah).

THE LEMON DROP KID (DVD or Blu-Ray): Comedy legend Bob Hope (My Favorite Brunette) stars as Sidney Milburn (A.K.A. The Lemon Drop Kid, named so after his love of the simple candy), a con man who offers a friendly “sure thing” horse tip to the girlfriend of mobster Moose Moran (Fred Clark, Visit to a Small Planet) at the race track. When the horse loses and Moose’s original pick wins, Moose gives Sidney until Christmas to pay back the money he lost or his thug, Sam the Surgeon (Harry Bellaver, Naked City), will “open up” Sidney after Christmas. To pay back the money he owes Moose, Sidney enlists some pals to hit the street corners of New York dressed as Santa Claus accepting donations for a bogus elderly ladies’ home, but soon after, gangster Oxford Charlie (Lloyd Nolan, The House on 92nd Street) tries to move in on Sidney’s scam. What follows is vintage Hope shenanigans, highlighted by a heart-warming rendition of the Christmas classic “Silver Bells” sung by Hope and Marilyn Maxwell (Lost in a Harem). Also starring William Frawley (I Love Lucy) and Tor Johnson (The Black Sleep).


bob hope, bing crosby, dorothy lamour, road to rioBob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Bing Crosby, Road to Rio

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, September 2 at 10PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the “Celebrating Bob Hope” #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub

Which of the above films would you like to win and why? 

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


You can visit Kino Lorber on their website, on Twitter at @KinoLorber or on Facebook.

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

For complete rules, click here.

And if you can’t wait to win any of these titles, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon 🙂


Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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63 Responses to Kino Lorber Bob Hope DVD and Blu-Ray Classic Film Giveaway (August)

  1. I’d like to win SON OF PALEFACE, because it is the most gleefully cartoonish of Hope’s filmography, and because I already bought most of the others.

  2. Lemon Drop Kid. It’s one that isn’t culturally insensitive. lol But I’m not in the US so please don’t consider this a valid entry.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      So sorry you’re not eligible, but I really appreciate that you took the time to post here. Have a great day! 🙂

  3. I’d love all five, considering each one features costumes by Edith Head! But if I have to choose, I’d pick SON OF PALEFACE. Trigger’s in it!

  4. Kim Smith says:

    I would like to win “Road to Bali” because I don’t remember if I have seen this particular “Road to . . .” film, or not. If I have, it has been a very long time since I have seen it, and I just love Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, along with Dorothy Lamour, too. The storyline sounds really fun, as does the list of cameos by such greats as Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Humphrey Bogart and Jane Russell. I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter, but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I loved that movie ever since I was a little kid! Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Kim, Congratulations, you’ve won one of these fun titles! I emailed you a few days ago, and again today. Please let me know if you don’t have the email. Thanks!

  5. Joyce Heiser says:

    Lemon Drop Kid for ” Silver Bells”? Son of Paleface for Bob at peak scaredy cat Hope? ANYthing with ❤️Bing, too? Don’t make me decide!!!!

  6. Shelia says:

    Any of the DVDs would be fine. It has been so long since I’ve seen any of the Bob Hope films, all I can remember is his usual deadpan delivery and the many goofball situations he seems to get into. I could use some laughs right now, so this would be great!!
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  7. Migdalia Pizareo says:

    I’d love to win “Road to Bali” I loved the costumes, the song and dance and the overall story. The cameos by stars were always a pleasant surprise. Also liked the “fantastical” story that went along with gigantic underwater creatures. These are the kind of movies you can watch year after year and never get tired of them. They have definitely withstood the test of time.

  8. Karen Cohn says:

    The Lemon Drop Kid. Because:
    A) I’ve never seen it and I love Bob Hope and the supporting cast.
    B) I’ve also never seen Tor Johnson in anything except 2 bad films (that I love): Plan 9 and Bride of the Monster.

  9. Michelle Tomlinson says:

    I would like to win My Favorite Brunette because I’ve never seen it before. How this haopened I can’t tell you. It has Bob Hope and gangsters, I’m sure hilarity ensues!

  10. Mark PAGAN says:

    Which two? Seems easy to just say the 2 “Road” pics, but I feel that too simply overlooks the other titles here, especially in the absence of “..Morocco,” “..Utopia,” or “..Zanzibar.”
    I’d take “Lemon Drop” & “..Brunette.”

  11. WhileTurning says:

    MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE (Blu-Ray): Bob is his usual funny self this comedy with the under-rated Dorothy Lamour, Alan Ladd, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr. (I loved this movie)

  12. Stuart Cook says:

    I would most like THE ROAD TO RIO. It features performances by the Andrews Sisters and the funnyman Jerry Colonna!
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  13. barry libowitz says:

    I would want to win Road to Rio. Honestly, because it is the only of Hope’s road to films I haven’t seen yet. I love all the other 6 and think hope and Crosby had such great chemistry.

  14. If I have to select one, will go with Road to Rio, but am interested in any Blu-ray

  15. Brad Harju says:

    I would like to win Son Of Paleface because it is one of the funniest comedy westerns ever made..

  16. bill norris says:

    any of the Road to movies because of the team up of those 2 comedians is just awesome.

  17. Ashley Hinz says:

    I would take all 5, but Son of Paleface is the most worthy of an upgrade. Let me know if you do a Facebook/Blog giveaway, too. 2nd choice would be The Lemon Drop Kid because the prior DVD was inferior. I kept my VHS of that one. I have all 5 on prior DVD releases, but My Favorite Brunette is in the public domain. I had Road to Rio and Son of Paleface on VHS originally as well.

  18. Richard Leighton says:

    Have to go with “Son of Paleface” – it’s a Frank Taslin film (“The Girl Can’t Help It,” “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter,” Warner Bros. cartoons, etc.). Mid-period Bob Hope can be spotty (not nearly as good as early, light-years better than late), but this one’s a winner.

  19. Jason Howard says:

    I would like to win Paleface. I think this is the funniest Comedy/Western ever . The song Buttons and Bows sung by Bob Hope and Jane Russle is a favorite part of the movie.
    Thank you
    Jason H

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Jason, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account? Thanks so much!

  20. Pam Smith says:

    I would love to win Lemon Drop Kid. Bob Hope and a Christmas theme movie – ADORE both!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Pam, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks 🙂

  21. Chris Quinn says:

    I’d love to win either Road to Rio or Road to Bali since I’m a huge fan of the Road to movies and have not seen either yet.

  22. Lori EberAny one says:

    Any one of these movies would be awesome to add to my DVD collection. I would choose The Lemon Drop Kid because I love any, and all, movies that feature the Christmas season. And hearing Bob Hope sing “Silver Bells” is the perfect song for the holidays. I also have a soft spot for Lloyd Nolan and William Frawley.

  23. Chris Teel says:

    My Favorite Brunette. I remember watching it on the late show as a kid and recognizing other actors from some of my favorite classic films. Bob Hope has made me laugh ever since I saw The Cat and The Canary. Have to say though that Son of Paleface and The Lemondrop Kid tie for a close 2nd.

  24. Son of Paleface because it has a singing cowboy!

  25. Jan Ostrom says:

    I would love all of them but mainly My Favorite Brunette because of the added attraction of Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney, Jr, two favorites. Also I have never seen it. I used to live down the street from Bob Hope in Toluca Lake, once he waved from his limo as I was walking my dog. He still makes me laugh.

  26. Bianca Bonifacio says:

    I’d like to win Road to Bali because it’s the first Bob Hope movie I’ve watched and it has sentimental meaning to me; I was a teenager in high school at the time and my love of classic movies was apparent then. It’s not part of my movie collection yet and it would be so great to add it if I won. Best of luck to everyone! 🙂

  27. Ana Roland says:

    I would love to win MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE! It’s a spoof of the film noir genre which I have been obsessed with since Summer Of Darkness. Plus it features Peter Lorre poking fun of his many film noir roles and a cameo from Alan Ladd. All the films would be a blast. P.S. My twitter handle is an homage to Dorothy Lamour…

  28. David G Huygens says:

    I’d like to win Road To Bali, funny film and it has Bing singing To See You Is To Love You (used in Rear Window).

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi David, I don’t see your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  29. Linda Michel says:

    Dear Classic Movie Hub Team,

    I would like to win the Lemon Drop Kid. Mr. Hope is at his best in what I consider a Christmas classic. Singing Silver Bells at the end with Marilyn is a lovely token of appreciation to the songwriting team of Livingston/Evans.
    Thank you for your consideration.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Linda, I’m having a hard time matching your tweet to your blog comment. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

      • Linda Michel says:

        I Di have a twitter account but I’m not a very good “user” and I may have messed it up. What can I do?

        • Annmarie Gatti says:

          No worries Linda. Next time just mention that in your blog post and you’re all good… Not everyone has or likes twitter 🙂 That said, you are good to go! Thanks for taking the time to get back to me, and Good Luck!

  30. Phyl says:

    I already have all of them but I would love to get My Favorite Brunette on blu-Ray as my DVD copy is from the dollar store and it’s one of my favorite movies!

  31. Dan Herrera says:

    My Favorite Brunette because of the great cast, delightful script, and I don’t already own it

  32. Lisa Colangelo says:

    “Road to Bali”! All of those cameos!! Love this movie and would love to own it!!!

  33. Christian Ramos says:

    I would love to win either Road to Bali or Road to Rio. My collection of Road to… movies do not include either of those two and I am trying to have the complete set so one day I can have a big ‘ole marathon of them all! My runner up choice would be The Lemon Drop kid to add another Christmas movie to my film collection 🙂

  34. Howard Fox says:

    Probably Hope’s best film. Great one-liners, sight gags and of course Jane Russell!
    Also one of the best Frank Tashlin helmet films.

  35. Howard Fox says:

    I’d love to win MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE as I haven’t seen a clear PD copy ever. Also, one of the best scripts Hope worked with.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Howard, I don’t see your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  36. James Robison says:

    The Lemon Drop Kid.
    It remind’s of Saturday afternoons with my dad. We would always watch old movies together, and it was one of our favorites

  37. David G Huygens says:

    It’s hard to decide, either Son Of Paleface, or Road To Bali. I love Frank Tashlin, but I also love Hope and Crosby together. Guess I’ll choose ROAD TO BALI on DVD because I love the songs and the gags, including To See You which was used in Rear Window.

  38. Levi says:

    I wouldn’t mind owning any of. See classics, but I’d especially love to have “Road to Bali” on bluray for two reasons:

    1) I’m a big fan of the animated film “Road to El Dorado”, which was inspired by these films.
    2) Also, Technicolor! Who doesn’t like technicolor?!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    – Levi

  39. Juan Paul Flores Vazquez says:

    Honestly I’m a lover of old classic films. I’ve never seen any of the road to movies. They sound fun! Road to Bali for me. I love watching new movies that I am yet to see.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Juan, I don’t see your tweet yet. Please confirm that you tweeted — or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much 🙂

  40. Gabby Cotton says:

    I’d like to win My Favorite Brunette (in blu-ray) because it’s one I’ve never seen and don’t own but would love the chance to watch!

  41. Wil Railey says:

    I would like to win any of them, since Bob Hope is one of my cinematic “bind spots,” that I need to correct. I guess, if I had to pick one, it would be ROAD TO RIO, as the “Road to” movies are the only ones that I am familiar with.

  42. Mary Alletto says:

    I love all of the Road movies!!! Road to Rio would be a treat to win!! Lemon Drop Kid is good too. LOL

  43. I would like to win “The Son of Paleface” because I’ve never seen it!

  44. Kevin Kubina says:

    I love all the Road to movies! Bob and Bing were such a great pair.
    Can’t forget Dorothy, such a beautiful and talented woman

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Kevin, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  45. Christian Ramos says:

    I would love to win any of the Road To… movies to complete my collection!

  46. John B. says:

    I would like all the Road movies plus cat and the canary, Ghost breakers and The great lover all on Blu-ray.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi John, all great choices… have always enjoyed the Road movies and Ghost Breakers… Just wanted to let you know though that the contest officially ended in August. However, we run giveaway contests every month, so please feel free to enter any or all contests… Thanks for visiting!

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