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Though this program states it is not endorsed or authorized by the Bob Hope estate, it is nonetheless an enjoyable, if low budget, overview of this great comedian's career. Hosted by bandleader Les Brown's son (Les Brown and several members of Hope's backup band make up the majority of the interviews), this documentary focuses largely on Hope's wartime contributions. Also included are several hilarious clips of Hope performing his weekly NBC radio show from the 1940s with such guests as Lana Turner and Judy Garland. Although Hope is now considered a passé commodity, the clips included here remind us that, in his prime, no one could touch him. --Kristian St. Clair

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Bob Hope

  • Genre: Documentaries
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  • Producer: Simitar
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1996
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 28, 1999
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