The 1st Annual Bing and Bob Blogathon – Fancy Pants (1950)


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!

“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.” – Agatha

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – An actor is hired as an English butler by a woman in the old west to help make her husband and daughter seem move modern and upper class.

My Take on it – Really silly film that despite a great cast just doesn’t work well enough.

Bob Hope and Lucille Ball have amazing chemistry together but the way that their characters are created here just doesn’t help make things more enjoyable.

This is quite a shame because they usually are superb together.

The story plays out in too much of a farcical way and fails to be as fun as it could be.

This is meant to be a more modern version of Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), but even with the addition of musical aspects to the film doesn’t allow for it to be as poignant and entertaining as the original was 15 years earlier.

The jokes aren’t funny enough and that takes away so much from things because the atmosphere just doesn’t work at all here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – John Alexander, who plays Teddy Roosevelt, also plays Teddy Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. Teddy Brewster is under the delusion that he is Teddy Roosevelt. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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