They Got Me Covered (1943)

DAVID BUTLER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1943The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Story by , , Screenplay by , additional dialogue by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by

 plays the most inept journalist in the world, a field reporter who is put in the way of major world events but is somehow always distracted from actually writing about them. His reputation is based on having won a Pulitzer Prize for an article he wrote from information given by a secret informant. That informant now comes forward again to spill the beans on a secret society of Nazis congregating among them in Washington, DC, but the guy gets killed before Hope can find out too much. Now having just been fired from the newspaper, the plucky star teams up with his luscious girlfriend (adorable ) and they go on the hunt for clues and nearly get themselves bumped off in the process. Of course, it’s a Bob Hope movie so the danger is nestled in a ton of silly jokes that are often quite amusing. The plot is pure silliness but it’s fun to indulge in. 

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