Release dateApril 29, 1967 WriterBob Fisher (story), Albert E. Lewin, Arthur Marx (story), Burt Styler CastBob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jill St John (Monica), Jonathan Winters (Mother Lynch), Shirley Eaton Similar moviesRelated George Marshall movies
Eight on the lam 1967
Eight on the Lam is a 1967 Technicolor film directed by George Marshall. It stars Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller.
Bank teller Henry Dimsdale (Bob Hope) finds ten $1,000 bills. He is a widower with seven kids and could use the money, and housekeeper Golda (Phyllis Diller) tells him it's a case of finder's keepers.
Henry waits two weeks to see if anyone claims the missing money. No one does, so he splurges on a new car and a diamond ring for Ellie Barton (Shirley Eaton), his fiancee. But when the bank discovers a $50,000 shortage, Henry becomes a prime suspect. He, his family and Ellie take it on the lam to Arizona.
A detective, Jasper Lynch (Jonathan Winters), the boyfriend of Golda, is assigned to investigate. Henry's boss at the bank, Pomeroy (Austin Willis), is seen with a sexy younger woman, Monica (Jill St. John), who has expensive tastes. After a chase, Henry is placed under arrest. His kids hide a tape recorder in Pomeroy's pocket, though, and get an admission of guilt. That frees their dad to marry Ellie while the helpful Golda and Jasper do likewise.
Bob Hope as Henry Dimsdale
Phyllis Diller as Golda
Jonathan Winters as Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch / Mother Lynch
Shirley Eaton as Ellie Barton
Jill St. John as Monica
Stacey Gregg as Linda (credited as Stacey Maxwell)