Fancy Pants (1950) was a Comedy - Western Film directed by George Marshall and produced by Robert L. Welch.
Bob Hope successfully takes the Laughton role as butler from Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). A nouveau riche American family aspires to class by hiring Hope as their British butler. Unfortunately, Hope is neither a butler nor British; he's actually an out of work American actor. Fun performances by Hope and Ball, and the incomparable Blore.
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Humphrey: Wouldn't it be much simpler to call a cab?
Agatha: 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.
Humphrey: Yeah, and I'd be the star - that's a step up... and an audience of three - that's a step up.
[during opening credits]
Humphrey: No popcorn during my performance... peasants!
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In a scene involving Lucille Ball and Bob Hope on a mechanical horse, Hope took a tumble off the horse and suffered a mild concussion.
Second of four feature films that Bob Hope and Lucille Ball made together.
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