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1. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 412

2. Give Me a Sailor (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States Navy. Walter tells Jim as soon as they get home he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Betty Grable, Jack Whiting

Votes: 346

3. Thanks for the Memory (II) (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Charles Butterworth, Otto Kruger

Votes: 229

4. Never Say Die (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

A wealthy hypochondriac and an heiress are both experiencing romantic complications, prompting them to marry each other.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Andy Devine, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 365

5. Some Like It Hot (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa

Votes: 222

6. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 2,441

7. Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn

Votes: 3,410

8. The Ghost Breakers (1940)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,851

9. Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel

Votes: 2,776

10. Caught in the Draft (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, War

A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lynne Overman, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 517

11. Nothing But the Truth (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Edward Arnold, Leif Erickson

Votes: 544

12. Louisiana Purchase (1941)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical

A bumbling senator investigating graft in Louisiana is the target of a scheme involving a Viennese beauty.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Zorina, Victor Moore, Irène Bordoni

Votes: 396

13. My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy

Karen Bentley, an English secret agent, links up with Larry Haines and his star penguin Percy in an attempt to outwit German spies.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll, Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco

Votes: 1,113

14. Road to Morocco (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 4,886 | Gross: $1.63M

15. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 464 | Gross: $0.60M

16. They Got Me Covered (1943)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, War

Fired by his editor for incompetence, idiotic reporter Robert Kittredge sees a chance at redeeming himself when he accidentally uncovers a network of Nazi spies in Washington, D.C.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lenore Aubert, Otto Preminger

Votes: 526

17. Let's Face It (1943)

Approved | 76 min | Musical

A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Zasu Pitts, Phyllis Povah

Votes: 117

18. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A cowardly actor and a runaway princess are voyaging on a ship that is captured by a notorious pirate who recently buried his treasure on a secretly mapped island.

Directors: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,750

19. Road to Utopia (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 3,071

20. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 430

21. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir

Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,835

22. Variety Girl (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 311

23. Where There's Life (1947)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Thriller

The American son of an Eastern European monarch wounded in an assassination attempt becomes a target for a terrorist organization.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Signe Hasso, William Bendix, George Coulouris

Votes: 299

24. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 2,982 | Gross: $4.50M

25. The Paleface (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western

Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian

Votes: 3,435

26. Sorrowful Jones (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, William Demarest, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 596

27. The Great Lover (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

On an ocean liner, an inept scoutmaster pursues a duchess while a killer pursues him.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young, Roland Culver

Votes: 369

28. Fancy Pants (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot, Jack Kirkwood

Votes: 1,081 | Gross: $2.60M

29. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,598

30. My Favorite Spy (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan, Arnold Moss

Votes: 998

31. Son of Paleface (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger

Votes: 1,965

32. Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 4,278

33. Off Limits (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

Two Army buddies fall in love with the same nightclub singer.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Marilyn Maxwell, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 294

34. Here Come the Girls (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Bob Hope, Tony Martin, Arlene Dahl, Rosemary Clooney

Votes: 331

35. Casanova's Big Night (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Audrey Dalton, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 881 | Gross: $3.50M

36. The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

Votes: 1,310

37. That Certain Feeling (1956)

103 min | Comedy

Divorced comic strip cartoonist Francis X. Dignan is hired as a ghost-writer by pompous client Larry Larkin who happens to be the fiancé of Dignan's ex-wife.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey

Votes: 263

38. The Iron Petticoat (1956)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy

Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Bob Hope, Katharine Hepburn, Noelle Middleton, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 953

39. Beau James (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith

Votes: 332

40. Paris Holiday (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

American actor, Bob Hunter, travels to Paris to purchase the rights to a highly sought after script, and meets his French counterpart Fernydel along the way, but a sinister organization seems to be targeting Hunter for a mysterious reason.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Bob Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg, Martha Hyer

Votes: 344

41. Alias Jesse James (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Outlaw T.J. "Jesse" James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth, who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott

Votes: 1,151

42. The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

Middle-class suburbanites Larry and Kitty grow bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other's manner grating, they fall in love when thrown together... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey, Don DeFore

Votes: 1,195

43. Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

A bachelor author of sleazy books moves to a family-oriented subdivision where he becomes an unofficial relationship advisor to unhappy local housewives, to the dismay of their respective husbands who suspect him of sexual misconduct.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jim Hutton

Votes: 1,263

44. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,358

45. Call Me Bwana (1963)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

A returning moon capsule with vital information goes off-course and lands in Africa, where the little-known Ekele tribesmen find it. Washington orders African expert, Matthew Merriwether - ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg, Edie Adams, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 654