Main Content

My Favorite Brunette [DVD] [1947]

  • SKU: 31130946
  • Release Date: 04/13/2016
  • Rating: NR

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers


    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)


    My Favorite Brunette
    Just as Bob Hope's My Favorite Blonde (1942) was a takeoff on Alfred Hitchcock, Hope's My Favorite Brunette was a lampoon of the noirish "hard-boiled detective" school popularized by Raymond Chandler. Awaiting execution on death row, Hope tells the gathered reporters how he got into his present predicament. It seems that Hope was once a baby photographer, his office adjacent to the one leased by a private detective (played in an amusing unbilled cameo by Alan Ladd). While hanging around the p.i.'s office, Hope is mistaken for the detective by beautiful client Dorothy Lamour. She hires Hope to search for her missing uncle, and also entrusts him with a valuable map. Hope's diligent (if inept) sleuthing takes him to a shady rest sanitarium, where he runs afoul of lamebrained henchman Lon Chaney, Jr. and sinister, knife-throwing Peter Lorre. Both are in the employ of attorney Charles Dingle, who is responsible for the disappearance of Lamour's uncle. Escaping the sanitarium with Lamour in tow, Hope follows the trail of evidence to noted geologist Reginald Denny. The geologist is murdered, and Hope is accused of the crime. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Bob Hope
      Bob Hope - Ronnie Jackson
    • Dorothy Lamour
      Dorothy Lamour - Carlotta Montay
    • Peter Lorre
      Peter Lorre - Kismet
    • Image coming soon
      Lon Chaney, Jr. - Willie
    • Image coming soon
      John Hoyt - Dr.Lundau

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Hope at his best

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've been looking for an official release of this movie for years and I finally have it. There are lots of public domain DVDs and tapes of My Favorite Brunette but they all suffer from low quality and a washed out picture but this release is about the best you're going to get of this classic movie. Looks good with no skipped frames! Hope and Lamour at their best and Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr. along for the ride in a fun movie where everyone but Hope plays it straight! I love the golf scene where Hope kinda breaks character when playing against an asylum inmate. He takes his golf seriously. No extras other than scenes from other releases by the company. I miss these kind of movies but glad to see there are companies still willing to bring them to dvd/blu ray for old geezers like me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Black and White

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Oldie but a goodie, i do enjoy Bob Hope and his antics

      I would recommend this to a friend

    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.