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Fancy Pants (1950)




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Fancy Pants is a musicalized remake of the oft-filmed Harry Leon Wilson story Ruggles of Red Gap, tailored to the talents of "Mr. Robert Hope (formerly Bob)". The basic plotline of the original, that of an English butler entering the service of a rowdy nouveau-riche family from the American West, is retained. The major difference is that main character (Bob Hope) plays a third-rate American actor who only pretends to be a British gentleman's gentleman. Social-climbing American heiress Lucille Ball hires Hope to impress her high-society English acquaintances, then takes him back to her ranch in New Mexico. Though there are many close shaves, Hope manages to convince the wild and woolly westerners that he's a genuine British Lord--even pulling the wool over the eyes of visiting celebrity Teddy Roosevelt (John Alexander). Never as droll as the 1935 Leo McCarey-directed Ruggles of Red Gap, Fancy Pants nonetheless works quite well on its own broad, slapsticky level. If the ending seems abrupt, it may be because the original finale, in which a fleeing Bob Hope and Lucille Ball were to be rescued by surprise guest star Roy Rogers, was abandoned just before the scene was shot.

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Bob Hope
as Arthur Tyler
Lucille Ball
as Agatha Floud
Bruce Cabot
as Cart Belknap
Eric Blore
as Sir Wimbley
Jack Kirkwood
as Mike Floud
Lea Penman
as Effie Floud
Hugh French
as George VanBasingwell
John Alexander
as Teddy Roosevelt
Norma Varden
as Lady Maude
Percy Helton
as Maj. Fogarty
Oliver Blake
as Mr. Andrews
Edgar Dearing
as Mr. Jones
Alva Lacy
as Daisy
Ida Moore
as Betsy, Bessie
Ethel Wales
as Mrs. Wilkins
Jean Ruth
as Miss Wilkins
Jimmie Dundee
as Henchman
Bob Kortman
as Henchman
Sam Harris
as Umpire
Gilchrist Stuart
as Wicket Keeper
Olaf Hytten
as Stage Manager
Alex Frazer
as Stagehand
Howard Petrie
as Secret Service Man
Ray Bennett
as Secret Service Man
Harry Martin
as Englishman
Gilbert Alonzo
as Indian Boy
David Alvarado
as Indian Boy
Robert Dominguez
as Indian Boy
Vincent Garcia
as Indian Boy
Henry Mirelez
as Indian Boy
Alfred Nunez
as Indian Boy
Hank Bell
as Barfly
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Critic Reviews for Fancy Pants

All Critics (5)

Bob Hope manages to be amusing quite a bit of the time while masquerading as a member of the British nobility in the Wild West. The Paleface was funnier, but this one is pretty good.

November 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Silly Bob Hope/Lucille Ball comedy with slapstick moments.

October 25, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

So-so Bob Hope version of Ruggles of Red Gap. Bright songs help.

February 11, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Confiando excessivamente no carisma de suas duas estrelas, o filme se esquece do mais importante: fazer rir.

September 16, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

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