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They Got Me Covered
They Got Me Covered
Actors: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lenore Aubert, Otto Preminger, Eduardo Ciannelli
Director: David Butler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     1999     1hr 35min

Everybody does his or her bit for the war effort in this comedy thriller released in 1943, smack in the middle of World War II. Bob Hope stars as bumbling war correspondent Robert Kittredge, a man so inept that he misses t...  more »


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Actors: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lenore Aubert, Otto Preminger, Eduardo Ciannelli
Director: David Butler
Creators: Rudolph Maté, Samuel Goldwyn, Frank Fenton, Harry Kurnitz, Leo Rosten, Leonard Spigelgass, Lynn Root
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Classic Comedies, Love & Romance, Musicals
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/18/1999
Original Release Date: 03/04/1943
Theatrical Release Date: 03/04/1943
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French
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Movie Reviews

frederic courraud | Basel, Switzerland | 06/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a French (currently living in Switzerland), I have never had the opportunity to be that familiar with Bob Hope and his humor, therefore I bought this DVD at random...and I simply hit the ceiling ! First of all, on the technical point of view, the transfer is absolutely exceptional (when you'll watch the trailer, you shall see the difference !) , glorious black and white, great sound with lots of dubbing (Argh !) and subtitles.
The story is very light but amusing, typical of those WWII comedies and the lines of Hope...Mama mia ! you can die for them !
It is so hilarious that I already watched it twice in 3 months
So do not hesitate to purchase it , even if the price ... appears to me to be too excessive ..."
Lovely Slice of the 1940's
William J. Kwortnick | 07/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was born in 1952, but would come home from gradeschool to find 1940's movies being played on the local TV station. I fell in love with the strange world of the 1940's, which was so very different from the late 50's. This movie is a delightful romp, as Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamore fight Nazi terrorists and spies in Washington DC who are planning to attack American cities enmass, poisoning the water, blowing up power stations, the type of thing the Bush Administration is always trying to scare us about. I suppose this shows my political bias, but at one point in the movie, a character says that she will no longer work with the Nazi's since she values the freedom in this country. My immediate thought that was with the Patriot Acts 1 and 2, it is from INTERNAL sources that we now have to worry about our freedom, whereas in the 1940's it was the external enemy that wanted to turn us into a police state. Anyway, this movie is delightful in giving a slice of the popular culture at that time, the wonderful tailored clothes, bizarre women's hair styles, the GI Joe patriotism, and most importantly the laughs which haven't aged a day since 1942, all the way up to the hilarious conclusion when members of all branches of the military join Bob and Dorothy in saving the USA! If you enjoy WW2 memorabilia, this movie may be a fun experience for you. If you are a baby boomer like me who was raised on such black/white movies on TV after school, it will be a nostalgic look back wards. This is the REAL THING, not some modern movie made to re-enact the WW2 days. In a wierd sense, this is a very sweet movie when Bob and Dorothy were young and vital, and the world was in great danger, and yet we all had time to laugh."
They Got Us Laughing
Kevin R. Austra | Delaware Valley, USA | 03/22/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THEY GOT ME COVERED is a great wartime Bob Hope movie. Produced by RKO and released by MGM, THEY GOT ME COVERED successfully teams Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope in a Second World War spy romp.

Hope plays a disgraced reporter who is looking for a big story to make amends for his failure to take notice of the German invasion of Russia. Escorted out of the company's New York bureau, he enlists Lamour in the Washington D.C. office to assist him investigate a tip about Axis sabotage plans. Hope is drawn further into the investigation than he plans and continuously calls on Lamour and her friends to bail him out. Hope ultimately succeeds in foiling the spies and regains his reputation.

Until I recently ordered this movie it had been several decades since I last saw this film on television. Previously this movie was only available as part of a Bob Hope box set. Had it not been for the fact that I already owned several of the movies in the set I would have purchased it. I was happy to stumble on a stand-alone copy of the movie.

I am also a big fan of the Hope and Crosby ROAD pictures. After watching THEY GOT ME COVERED and MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE I quickly realized that the real comic talent in the films of that decade was Bob Hope. It is no wonder that for a while he was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood.

THEY GOT ME COVERED is a product of its era. Expect the usual stereo-typical villainous German, Italian and Japanese spies. No one back then could have anticipated the longevity of comedy films and political correctness had not yet been coined. Buy the DVD, watch the film and laugh."
A Collector's Must Have
William J. Kwortnick | Harleysville, PA USA | 10/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a serious Bob Hope collector, you will want to add this one A.S.A.P."