The 1st Annual Bing and Bob Blogathon – Caught in the Draft (1941)


This is part of The 1st Annual Bing and Bob Blogathon taking place this week and being hosted by Kristen of KN Winiarski Writes

Tnx for letting me partake Kristen!

“I went out with a girl once that told me to go jump in the lake… When I got back, she was gone.” – Bert

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After falling in love with the daughter of an officer, an actor accidentally enlists in the army.

My Take on it –This is a movie that I had never heard of before coming across it in my research for this blogathon.

The title and premise sounded quite intriguing, so I decided to give it a try.

Really fun Bob Hope film that works due to the antics that he pays throughout.

His brand of humor is very relevant to this kind of premise and helps keep things so interesting and enjoyable throughout

The way that they are able to make fun of the military might is done in such a great way and helps keep the laughs rolling from start to finish.

The chemistry that Hope has with all of his costars (especially Dorothy Lamour) helps keep things moving in a very fun and entertaining direction throughout and I’m glad that I finally got a chance to see him in this film.

The fact that this came out before the US entered the war is also of note and I wonder if this kind of movie would have been green-lit if it was proposed just a few months later.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Bob Hope is going through pictures of girls, he tears one up crying “Brenda and Covina!” These were the names of two characters on his radio show who were famous for being unattractive and unable to get dates. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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