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Bob Hope in Going Spanish (March 2, 1934)

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Going Spanish with Bob Hope
 

Released on March 2, 1934: Bob Hope and his intended bride visit a small Mexican village where they each find a Spanish mate to replace each other on a day when it is impossible to insult anyone.

Directed by Al Christie

The Actors: Bob Hope (Bob), Leah Ray (Senorita), Frances Halliday (mother), Jules Epailly (the Mayor of Los Pochos Eggos), Vicki Cummings (Bob's girl), William Edmunds (Gaucho), Godoy's Argentine Band (musicians).

 

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Arguably the most famous comedian of the twentieth century, Leslie Townes Hope was born in London, England in 1903. His family emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio in 1908, where his father, a stonemason by trade, helped build the Lorain-Carnegie bridge. As a child Hope would ride the local busses and try to act funny for the passengers. He studied dance and practiced a vaudeville style act in a local club where he was spotted by movie star Fatty Arbuckle in 1925. Arbuckle got him a steady job with a touring Vaudeville group called "Hurley's Jolly Follies." In 1930 he made a screen test for Pathe Studios and was soundly rejected. It would take four more years until he made this short comedy in the Astoria area of New York City, and after this comedy short he never looked back, Appearing in 89 motion pictures, along with many television specials, and hosting the Academy Awards a total of fourteen times from 1941 till 1978.

This historic first appearance on the big screen is from a well-worn copy, but you can still see the spark of humor that permeated his body and propelled him to fame.

Bob Hope, 1934Bob Hope and chauffeur
Bob Hope - 1934

Bob Hope and chauffeur

Bob Hope and Jules EpaillyBob Hope sings with Leah Ray
Bob Hope and Jules EpaillyBob Hope singing with Leah Ray
Bob Hope and Leah Ray - 1934Bob Hope and Vicki Cummings
Bob Hope and Leah RayBob Hope and Vicki Cummings
Bob Hope and Vicki CummingsJules Epailly
Bob Hope and Vicki CummingsJules Epailly
Leah RayLeah Ray and Bob Hope
Leah RayLeah Ray and Bob Hope
William Edmunds and Vicki Cummings and Frances Halliday
William Edmunds, Vicki Cummings and Frances Halliday