Cancel My Reservation (1972)

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    Full Cast
    Bob Hope .... Dan Bartlett
    Eva Marie Saint .... Sheila Bartlett
    Ralph Bellamy .... John Ed
    Forrest Tucker .... Reese
    Anne Archer .... Crazy Hollister
    Keenan Wynn .... Sheriff 'Houndtooth' Riley
    Henry Darrow .... Joe Little Cloud
    Chief Dan George .... Old Bear
    Doodles Weaver .... Cactus, Deputy Sheriff
    Betty Ann Carr .... Mary Little Cloud
    Herb Vigran .... Roscoe Snagby
    Pat Morita .... Yamamoto
    Gordon Oliver .... Mr. Willie Sparker
    Isabella Hoopes .... Elderly Lady
    Buster Schaefer .... Doc Morton
    Tracy Bogart .... Teenage girl
    Trudy Bordoff .... Teenage girl
    Richard Yniguez .... Motorcyclist
    Priscilla Garcia .... Motorcyclist
    rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Johnny Carson .... Himself, Johnny Carson (uncredited)
    Bing Crosby .... Himself, Bing Crosby (uncredited)
    John Wayne .... John Wayne (uncredited)
    Flip Wilson .... Himself, Flip Wilson (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Bob Fisher (as Robert Fisher)
    Louis L'Amour novel The Broken Gun
    Arthur Marx

    Russell Metty

    * Bing Crosby's cameo marked his final acting appearance in a film
    (his remaining appearances would be in documentaries).

    Last theatrical release that Bob Hope ever starred in.

    Cancel My Reservation was not a success at the box office and was panned by critics.
    Hope and his wife Dolores attended the film's premiere at Radio City Music Hall
    in New York City (incidentally during a strike by the Musicians' Union,
    which prevented the band or the Rockettes from performing)
    and he reputedly bemoaned that he was getting too old to play
    a leading man and therefore would not make another feature film,
    although he would make cameo appearances in later films.

    This was the final movie of Bob Hope with Bing Crosby,
    released ten years after The Road to Hongkong (1962).

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Southwestern Studios, Carefree, Arizona, USA.(studio) (studio - jail scenes)
    2 of 2 found this interesting
    Samuel Goldwyn Studios - 7200 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, USA
    Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Arizona, USA

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • This is a pretty ropey Bob Hope film!
    Over the years, Bob had made some great films, but towards the end,
    the formula was looking tired, and this was no exception.
    Cancel My Reservation is a 1972 comedy film
    starring Bob Hope and Eva Marie Saint,
    and directed by Paul Bogart.
    The ironically entitled movie was Bob Hope's last of over 50 theatrical features
    as leading man, a screen run begun in 1938.
    The movie was an effort by Hope to try a dramatic instead of a comedic role.

    In this one, Duke has a small cameo role.
    I haven't seen the film in years, but recall,
    seeing Bob Hope in a prison cell, looking dejected with his plight,
    and saying words to the effect,


    Where's John Wayne, when you need him?

    to which Duke appears ,mystically in the cell with Bob, and says,


    I'd like to help ya, but it just ain't my movie!

    And that was it folks, short but sweet!

    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Quote

    Originally posted by ethanedwards@Feb 12 2006, 01:29 AM
    to which Duke appears ,mystically in the cell with Bob, and says,

    And that was it folks, short but sweet![/b]

    It would appear this one liner of Duke's was wa-a-a-a-ay better than his,


    Truly, this man was the son of God.

    This film is NOT readily available anywhere, not even on ebay. Anybody know where we can get a copy :unsure: ?

    Chester :newyear:

  • Quote

    Originally posted by chester7777@Feb 13 2006, 10:54 PM
    This film is NOT readily available anywhere, not even on ebay. Anybody know where we can get a copy :unsure: ?


    Oops! I take that back, after checking Amazon. After checking there, I see it is available on VHS - for a price. Used, two copies available right now, for either $12.75 or $20 (NOT including shipping).

    Chester :newyear:

  • Cancel My Reservation is apparently now available on DVD as part of The Bob Hope Collection: Volume Two along with The Great Lover (1949), Paris Holiday (1958), The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968), How to Commit Marriage (1969), and Son of Paleface (1952).

    I have 5 of those movies, but I have always wanted Cancel My Reservation. Besides these should be in much better shape then the old BCI eclipse versions I have

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Hi Everyone,

    I just noticed a Bob Hope DVD box set was released, which includes the movie Cancel My Reservation, which The Duke makes an appearance in...

    Cancel My Reservation On Amazon

    I'm picking it up today. Another movie on official DVD :) The amount of movies not available for retail purchase on official DVD is slowly dwindling down.

    Best of all, it's 6 movies on 3 DVD's for about 20 bucks...not a bad deal.

    Chris Elliott