Bob Hope and Anita Ekberg, Call Me Bwana
My husband doesn’t watch a lot of my beloved old movies with me, but he IS always game to watch any of these:
- Rio Bravo or El Dorado
- Bob Hope Comedies
- Charlie Chan Movies
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters Films
- Some Elvis Movies
That’s about it… but, I’ll take it. My cats and I enjoy all of the others without him. If it’s a musical, we have to watch it without him even in the house! He just does not “get” the whole musical thing. Unless, of course, it’s Elvis, then it’s usually accepted.
He watched a fun Bob Hope movie with me a few weeks ago, Call Me Bwana with Anita Ekberg and Edie Adams as Hope’s leading ladies. We both enjoyed the movie a lot – truth be told, I’m not sure what sort of person wouldn’t enjoy a Bob Hope movie… but I darn sure know it isn’t anyone I would have married!
Bob Hope is his usual fast-with-the-jokes, lovable self. I also really liked Anita Ekberg in the role of Luba, but I loved Edie Adams as Frederica – I wish she had been in the movie even more than she was. Her chemistry with Hope was so natural and they played off of one another perfectly – nothing was “forced” about it at all.
Watch Call Me Bwana on Prime or buy the dvd on Amazon – either way, if you’re a Bob Hope fan, you’re in for a great time.