Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966) - Comedy

Hohum Score

92

Hohummer

A seductive starlet flees Hollywood and causes chaos for a real estate agent.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Elke Sommer
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 6 out of 26 found boring (23.07%)

One-line Reviews (10)

This is only good for those who like bad movies and those who suffer from insomnia.

Even Hope's immediate predecessor film, the so-so "I'll Take Sweden"(1965) was more entertaining.

The plot is murderously tedious.

The film is filled with wooden acting, dull situations, and truly dumb jokes.

There was some genuine talent here with Hope and comedienne Phyllis Diller, but Diller seemed dubiously cast as housekeeper to the Meades (Bob Hope and Marjorie Lord), and even though she had some funny banter with Hope's character, most of the rest was just tedious.

As for the car chase at the end, Michael Medved said it best when he said it would bore a high school driving class.

He comes home but finds his wife is gone but his snappy housekeeper (Phyllis Diller) is home.

Did they snore while grinding out this pap?

This particular film has ended up on some "worst movies ever made" lists.

However, what seemed knee-slapping funny back then, seems dull and trite now, especially Hope's one-liners.