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Where Theres Life

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Director  Sidney Lanfield
Producer  Paul Jones
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Thriller
Cinematography  Charles Lang
Language  English
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Writer  Allen Boretz, Melville Shavelson
Release date  November 21, 1947 (1947-11-21)
Cast  Bob Hope (Michael Joseph Valentine), Signe Hasso (Gen. Katrina Grimovitch), William Bendix (Victor O'Brien), George Coulouris (Prime Minister Krivoc), Vera Marshe (Hazel O'Brien), George Zucco (Paul Stertorius)
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Michael Valentine (Bob Hope) is happily employed as a radio show host in New York City and is set to marry his sweetheart, Hazel (Vera Marshe). But his life is turned upside down when a distant and unknown relative, the king of Barovia, is shot in an assassination attempt. Now Michael must take up the crown, but first he must make it out of Manhattan with lovely General Grimovitch (Signe Hasso), avoiding would-be killers as well as Hazels tough policeman brother (William Bendix).


Where Theres Life is a 1947 comedy film. The films title derives from a line in Don Quixote ("Where theres life, theres hope", a play on the name of its star, Bob Hope).

In a far off country, their king is critically wounded after an assassination attempt and the only heir is a timid New York radio personality, Michael Valentine (Bob Hope). After reluctantly traveling to his father's homeland, Michael is not happy that he's become the target of the same terrorist organization that attacked the king.


Hope plays American radio announcer who finds out he is the new king of "Barovia", although a secret society called the Mordia, which assassinated the previous ruler, has other ideas.

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  • Bob Hope as Michael Joseph Valentine
  • Signe Hasso as General Katrina Grimovitch
  • William Bendix as Victor OBrien
  • George Coulouris as Prime Minister Krivoc
  • Vera Marshe as Hazel OBrien
  • George Zucco as Paul Stertorius
  • Dennis Hoey as Minister of War Grubitch
  • John Alexander as Herbert Jones
  • Victor Varconi as Finance Minister Zavitch
  • Joseph Vitale as Albert Miller
  • Harry von Zell as Joe Snyder
  • Anthony Caruso as John Fulda
  • Norma Varden as Mabel Jones
  • Harland Tucker as Mr. Alvin (Floorwalker)
  • Roy Atwell as Salesman
  • Emil Rameau as Dr. Josefsberg
  • William Edmunds as King Hubertus II
  • Crane Whitley as Assassin with Cane
  • References

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