Fancy pants [videorecording] /
by Welch, Robert; Hartmann, Edmund L; O'Brien, Robert; Marshall, George; Hope, Bob; Ball, Lucille; Cabot, Bruce; Kirkwood, Jack; Paramount Pictures Corporation.Material type: Visual materialSeries: Paramount DVD collection. Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0792198670; 9780792198673.Language note: Closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 7/20/2008Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Valets -- Great Britain -- Drama | Tomboys -- West (U.S.) -- Drama | Etiquette -- Drama | Feature films | Comedy films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot, Jack Kirkwood.Summary: A zany red-head and her mother bring back a bogus butler to frontier New Mexico.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Fancy Pants is a musicalized remake of the oft-filmed Harry Leon Wilson story Ruggles of Red Gap, tailored to the talents of "Mr. Robert Hope (formerly Bob)". The basic plotline of the original, that of an English butler entering the service of a rowdy nouveau-riche family from the American West, is retained. The major difference is that main character (Bob Hope) plays a third-rate American actor who only pretends to be a British gentleman's gentleman. Social-climbing American heiress Lucille Ball hires Hope to impress her high-society English acquaintances, then takes him back to her ranch in New Mexico. Though there are many close shaves, Hope manages to convince the wild and woolly westerners that he's a genuine British Lord--even pulling the wool over the eyes of visiting celebrity Teddy Roosevelt (John Alexander). Never as droll as the 1935 Leo McCarey-directed Ruggles of Red Gap, Fancy Pants nonetheless works quite well on its own broad, slapsticky level. If the ending seems abrupt, it may be because the original finale, in which a fleeing Bob Hope and Lucille Ball were to be rescued by surprise guest star Roy Rogers, was abandoned just before the scene was shot. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot, Jack Kirkwood.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
MPAA rating: G.
A zany red-head and her mother bring back a bogus butler to frontier New Mexico.