EIGHT ON THE LAM (Theatrical Release USA 1967)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Eight on the Lam
—better than many comedies showing in the year 2022—has Bob Hope waltzing his audience down a sweet little road with a well-written script and good acting. It’s a low-budget production but works as a clean comedy piece with some suggestive scenes toward the end of the film. The movie can serve as a fair family watch and as a short introduction to the comedy of both Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller.

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A bank teller comes under accusation of theft. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director George Marshall for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Bill Lawrence for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Henry Dimsdale (Bob Hope), Golda (Phyllis Diller), Police Sergeant Jasper Lynch  (Jonathan Winters), Ellie Barton (Shirley Eaton), Monica (Jill St. John), Linda (Stacey Gregg), Steve (Kevin Brodie), Mike (Robert Hope), Andy (Glenn Gilger), Dana (Avis Hope), Lois (Debi Storm), Mark (Michael Freeman), and Mr. Pomeroy (Austin Willis). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This movie serves as an easy-on-the-mind film that can be running as a good party backdrop movie or a light afternoon watch. It is not a film that needs re-watching because ‘one gets the basic story’ the first time through and there is no depth of storyline to follow. Watch for comedian Phyllis Diller who serves as the offset to Bob Hope’s humor. It is a good study for anyone involved in academic studies of sixties films. 

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