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Director  George Marshall
Music director  Richard LaSalle
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Country  United States
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  Albert Lewin
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! movie poster

Writer  George Kennett, Albert E. Lewin, Burt Styler
Release date  June 8, 1966 (1966-06-08)
Cast  Bob Hope (Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade), Elke Sommer (Didi), Phyllis Diller (Lily), Cesare Danova (Pepe Pepponi), Marjorie Lord (Mrs. Martha Meade)
Similar movies  Yes Man, Dumb and Dumber, Cashback, Larry Crowne, Big Nothing, Kamikaze Girls
Tagline  38-22-36 Boy - she has some area code!

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! is a 1966 DeLuxe Color American comedy film starring Bob Hope and Elke Sommer. This film marked the first of three film collaborations for Hope and comedian Phyllis Diller, and was followed by Eight on the Lam in 1967 and The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell in 1968.

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Plot

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A gorgeous French actress named Didi (Elke Sommer) has become more famous for commercials involving bubble baths than for acting. Fed up with the situation, she winds up running away for a while to Oregon, where she encounters a middle-aged married realtor (Bob Hope) who agrees to secretly assist her and thereby becomes enmeshed in various complications.

Cast

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  • Bob Hope as Tom Meade
  • Elke Sommer as Didi
  • Phyllis Diller as Lily
  • Cesare Danova as Pepe Pepponi
  • Marjorie Lord as Mrs. Martha Meade
  • Kelly Thordsen as Detective Shawn Regan
  • Benny Baker as Detective Lt. Schwartz
  • Terry Burnham as Doris Meade
  • Joyce Jameson as Telephone operator
  • Harry von Zell as Newscaster / Off-Screen Narrator
  • Kevin Burchett as Larry Meade
  • Keith Taylor as Plympton
  • Production

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    The film was Bob Hope's second with Edward Small. Filming started October 1965. It marked Phyllis Diller's film debut as a lead - she signed for five more pictures with Hope.

    Reception

    With Bob Hope's film career on the downswing by the '60s, Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! was critically panned and compared to a "90-minute TV sitcom". The critic for the New York Times drew parallels with Up in Mabel's Room which Edward Small had made twenty years previously. Reviews were poor. However it performed well at the box office. Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! was listed in the 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.

    References

    Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! Wikipedia
    Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! IMDb Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! themoviedb.org