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Cancel My Reservation (1972)

Bob Hope is a stressed out talk show host who is sent on a vacation to Arizona on doctor's orders and has to play Sherlock Holmes with his wife, the lovely Eva Marie Saint, to solve a series of murders that has Bob as the prime suspect.

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Paul Bogart

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Bob Fisher (as Robert Fisher), Louis L'Amour (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Dan Bartlett
Eva Marie Saint ... Sheila Bartlett
Ralph Bellamy ... John Ed
Forrest Tucker ... Reese
Anne Archer ... Crazy Hollister
Keenan Wynn ... Sheriff 'Houndtooth' Riley
Henry Darrow ... Joe Little Cloud
Chief Dan George ... Old Bear
Doodles Weaver ... Cactus, Deputy Sheriff
Betty Ann Carr ... Mary Little Cloud
Herb Vigran ... Roscoe Snagby
Pat Morita ... Yamamoto
Gordon Oliver ... Mr. Willie Sparker
Isabella Hoopes Isabella Hoopes ... Elderly Lady
Buster Shavers Buster Shavers ... Doc Morton
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Storyline

Dan, a TV talk show host from New York is told by doctor to take a break. So he goes to Arizona and as he arrives, the press who were expecting a politician to arrive from Washington hound him and when a reporter asks his opinion about the Indians he empathizes with them. That's when an Indian girl approaches him and asks him if they can talk. He says yes go to his place and when he arrives he finds the girl dead. He tries to call the police but when they arrive the body is not there. Later he goes driving and the Sheriff stops him and finds the body in his car. He's arrested but a wealthy rancher shows up and tells the Sheriff to release him which he does. And he later finds a girl staying in his house and she says she's the rancher's daughter. Later Dan's wife shows up, it seems like their marriage is going through a rough patch but she's more concerned with trying to prove bis innocence. So they start bu talking the dead girl's uncle who doesn't know much but tells them of a wise ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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When his doctor suggested a rest...how did it come out arrest? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Broken Gun See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Naho Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the final movie of Bob Hope with Bing Crosby, released ten years after The Road to Hong Kong (1962). See more »

Goofs

At 54.20 Eva Marie Saint is talking on the phone and carries it out of the bedroom. But when she enters and crosses the living room there's no cord. See more »

Quotes

Dan Bartlett: Hey wait a minute. I'm entitled to one phone call.
Sheriff 'Houndtooth' Riley: Okay, if somebody phones ya, I'll let ya know.
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Cancel My Reservation
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Bobby Hart
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Great film for the young at heart
28 January 2010 | by carolc-647-592026See all my reviews

Lighten up people. It is entertainment. I remember this film when I was young and it was great then and is still is today. Too many people take writing reviews seriously and if you want to watch a good "G" rated movie with a lot of good clean fun, then this is the one. Like Blazing Saddles, it isn't one to take too serious and look for the Oscar nod. I have very fond memories of the first time I saw this movie at a drive in theater. Yes it was fun and no the acting wasn't that great, but how many movies today get so much attention with less. If you want to turn back the clock and enjoy a movie with nothing under the covers except an old comedy, then this is a good one to pick.

Have fun and enjoy and look for all the actors you may recognize.


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