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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)

Approved | | Comedy | 8 June 1966 (USA)
A seductive starlet flees Hollywood and causes chaos for a real estate agent.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

George Beck (story), George Kennett | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
Elke Sommer ... Didi
Phyllis Diller ... Lily
Cesare Danova ... Pepe Pepponi
Marjorie Lord ... Mrs. Martha Meade
Kelly Thordsen ... Detective Shawn Regan
Benny Baker ... Detective Lt. Schwartz
Terry Burnham Terry Burnham ... Doris Meade
Joyce Jameson ... Telephone operator
Harry von Zell ... Newscaster / Off-Screen Narrator
Kevin Burchett Kevin Burchett ... Larry Meade
Keith Taylor ... Plympton
John Todd Roberts John Todd Roberts ... Newsboy
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Storyline

The Divine Didi, a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So-much-so that during the filming of a bubble bath scene, she runs away and winds up in Oregon. While staying in a hotel, the operator accidentally connects her with a real estate agent named Tom Meade, instead of the kitchen, and asks him to bring her some food. When he does, he suggests she go to his cabin in the woods. She also asks him not to tell anyone where she is because she doesn't want to go back to Hollywood. Now Tom must keep the secret, especially from his wife and from his suspicious housekeeper Millie. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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38-22-36 Boy - she has some area code! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film's end credits erroneously criss-cross the roles played by Benny Baker and Kelly Thordsen. See more »

Goofs

When Didi has her tantrum in the cabin, she throws the large green (unplugged) lamp at Tom, and we hear it shatter. When the police arrive for questioning, the lamp is intact, horizontal on the table, and illuminated. See more »

Quotes

Lily: [Trying to lift DiDi out of bathtub] You take the safe half.
Tom Meade: I don't think she has a safe half.
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Spoofs Girl Shy (1924) See more »

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Fun, wholesome, but wacky family comedy
17 January 2001 | by sandiego-4See all my reviews

Wholesome sitcom style family comedy not as bad as critics deemed. This G-rated comedy is very Brady Bunch style with the sum better than the parts. If your family is a fan of Nick at Nite then this movie should delight them. Directed by legendary Hollywood director turned TV-director, George Marshal, this film offers wacky slapstick, a wacky car chase, wacky boyscouts and wacky Phylis Diller on a motorcycle. Bob Hope play's a happily married (to "Make Room For Daddy"'s Marjorie Lord) real estate agent with two kids and a maid (Phylis Diller). One day he gets a wrong number from a Hollywood movie star (a dazzling and very funny Elke Sommer) in hiding from her studio. Eventually Hope tries to help the starlet in her quest for privacy. Trying to keep the news out of the paper, and his association with her from his wife, the film is basically one situation after another of trying to hide Sommer from someone. Hope is a bit subdued with terrible lines but, as usual, has good chemistry with Diller and plays the part of the responsible loving husband but victim of circumstances very well. The part of the movie starlet could easily have been a dumb-blonde role, but Elke Sommer (who was great in the comedy "A Shot in the Dark") brings the role life with a very clever performance and a great flair for physical comedy. She gets a bit upstaged by Hope and Diller, but does just fine alongside the two pros. Just a nice, clean, fun show for all ages.


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