My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Peter Lorre, Bob Hope, Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour
Elliott Nugent
Comedy, Romance
"My Favorite Brunette" stars Bob Hope as baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, who tells his story in flashback as he awaits the San Quentin gas chamber. While watching his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is mistaken for the sleuth by the beautiful Baroness Montay (Dorothy Lamour) who hires him to find the missing Baron. With very funny surprise cameos by Alan Ladd and Bing Crosby, this excellent spoof of film noir movie detectives is rollicking good fun! (BW)