Picture from My Favorite Brunette
Overall B

Ronnie Jackson's (Bob Hope) dream to be a detective is about to come true when he gets a chance to help a distressed Baroness(Dorothy Lamour) in this 1947 black and white film about a gang of thieves who are looking for a geological map that will lead them to the mother lode.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

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My Favorite Brunette

Ronnie’s pretense about being a detective starts to get him in trouble when he meets up with the thugs. How can misrepresenting yourself lead to problems? How did his career as a photographer prove to be more helpful than he expected?

In addition to the use of color, what other cinematic changes did you note in this film compared to comedies made today? How has slapstick comedy changed? Was the humor more or less subtle than now?

Bob Hope is 100 years old. To learn more about his life, check bobhope.com.