Cancel My Reservation (1972)

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    • Cancel My Reservation (1972)

      CANCEL MY RESERVATION

      DIRECTED BY PAUL BOGART
      PRODUCED BY BOB HOPE/GORDON OLIVER
      ORIGINAL MUSIC BY DOMINIC FRONTIERE
      NAHO PRDUCTIONS
      WARNER BROS.


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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      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

      Cinematography
      Russell Metty

      Trivia
      * 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
      (studio)
      Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Arizona, USA

      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • 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
      Great film for the young at heart
      28 January 2010 | by carolc (United States)

      Lighten up people. It is entertainment. I remember this film when I was young and it was great then and is still is today.
      Too many people take writing reviews seriously and if you want to watch a good "G" rated movie with a lot of good clean fun,
      then this is the one.
      Like Blazing Saddles, it isn't one to take too serious and look for the Oscar nod.
      I have very fond memories of the first time I saw this movie at a drive in theater.
      Yes it was fun and no the acting wasn't that great, but how many movies today
      get so much attention with less. If you want to turn back the clock and enjoy
      a movie with nothing under the covers except an old comedy, then this is a good one to pick.

      Have fun and enjoy and look for all the actors you may recognize.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Originally posted by ethanedwards@Feb 12 2006, 01:29 AM
      to which Duke appears ,mystically in the cell with Bob, and says,
      [b]I'd like to help ya, but it just ain't my movie!

      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:
    • 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: ?
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      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:
    • Re: Cancel My Reservation (1972)

      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).
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    • Re: Cancel My Reservation (1972)

      ejgreen77 wrote:

      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.

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    • Cancel My Reservation On DVD!

      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.

      Enjoy,
      Chris Elliott