They Got Me Covered

They Got Me Covered

Director: David Butler Cast: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lenore Aubert


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They Got Me Covered

Bob Hope's first starring vehicle for producer Sam Goldwyn borrows the title of Bob's 1942 autobiography They Got Me Covered and very little else. Co-scripted by Leonard Q. Ross (aka Leo Rosten), Leonard Spigelgass and Harry Kurnitz (among many others!), the film casts Hope as Robert Kittredge, the Moscow correspondent for a major American news service, who is fired when he neglects to file a report about Hitler's invasion of Russia. Hoping to get back in the good graces of his boss Norman Mason (Donald MacBride), Kittredge steals another reporter's story about a Nazi spy ring operating in New York. Though officially a comedy, the film is curiously unfunny at times, with Hope playing an unsympathetic, unappealing character who'll step on anyone -- including his long-suffering sweetheart (Dorothy Lamour) and a hysterical kidnap victim (Phyllis Povah) -- to get ahead. Otto Preminger is funnier (perhaps intentionally) as the head Nazi. A few good gags notwithstanding, They Got Me Covered is nowhere near as satisfying as Hope's second Goldwyn effort, The Princess and the Pirate.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2015
UPC: 0883929452347
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Hbo Home Video
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 24,142

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Robert Kittredge
Dorothy Lamour Christina Hill
Lenore Aubert Mrs. Margo Vanescu
Otto Preminger Otto Fauscheim
Eduardo Ciannelli Baldanacco
Marion Martin Gloria the "Glow Girl"
Donald Meek Little Old Man
Phyllis Ruth Sally
Philip Ahn Nichimuro
Donald MacBride Norman Mason
Mary Treen Helen
Bettye Avery Mildred Smith
Maggie Hayes Lucille
Mary Byrne Laura
William Yetter Holtz
Henry Guttman Faber
Florence Bates Gypsy Woman
Walter Catlett Hotel Manager
John Abbott Gregory Vanescu
Frank Sully Red
Rudolph Anders Actor
Ferike Boros Laughing Woman
Harry C. Bradley Hotel Waiter
Jack Carr Comedian
Joe Devlin Mussolini
Ralph Dunn Cop
Willie Fung Laundry Man
Pat Lane Ballet Dancer
Lyle Latell Actor
Lou Lubin Bellboy
John Mather Actor
Greta Meyer Katrina
Billy O'Leary Tramp
Anne O'Neal Woman Patron
Stanley Price Actor
Shimen Ruskin Actor
Hans Schumm Schmidt
George Sherwood Reporter
Byron Shores FBI Man
John Sinclair Actor
Walter Soderling Actor
Kam Tong Hawara
Raymond Turner Actor
Henry Victor Straeger
Peggy Lynn Burlesque Actress
Lillian Castle Wardrobe Woman
Don Brodie Joe McGirk
George Chandler Smith
Lane Chandler Reporter
Stanley Clements Office boy
Doris Day Beautiful girl in sheet
Edward Gargan Cop
Richard Keene Reporter
Donald Kerr Stage manager
Etta McDaniel Georgia
Gil Perkins Nazi
Nino Pipitone Testori
Hugh Prosser Captain
Arnold Stang Drug store boy
Wolfgang Zilzer Gross

Technical Credits
David Butler Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Arlen Score Composer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
R.O. Binger Special Effects
Howard Bristol Set Decoration/Design
Frank Fenton Screenwriter
Perry Ferguson Art Director
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Harry Kurnitz Screenwriter
Dan Mandell Editor
Rudolph Maté Cinematographer
Walter Mayo Production Manager
Johnny Mercer Songwriter
Lynn Root Screenwriter
John Sherwood Asst. Director

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