Starring Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll, Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco, Lionel Royce, Walter Kingsford
Brisk. Slight. Witty.
British agent, Karen Bentley (Carroll), is tasked with delivering a set of flight plans hidden in a medallion to a contact in Chicago. Hot on her heels is a group of enemy agents and assassins, led by the mysterious and deadly Madame Stephanie Runick (Sondergaard). Bentley is forced to enlist the help of a local vaudevillian actor, Larry Haines (Hope), cowardly, witty, and in way over his head in that classic Bob Hope fashion. I’m a fan of Bob Hope and espionage movies so that My Favorite Blonde would seem to be a perfect marriage. Unfortunately, though Bob Hope definitely delivers the laughs and the romance between him and Carroll is wonderful, the spy drama is less compelling.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-