They Got Me Covered
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Bob Hope's first starring vehicle for producer Sam Goldwyn borrows the title of Bob's 1942 autobiography They Got Me Covered and very little else. Co-scripted by Leonard Q. Ross (aka Leo Rosten), Leonard Spigelgass and Harry Kurnitz (among many others!), the film casts Hope as Robert Kittredge, the Moscow correspondent for a major American news service, who is fired when he neglects to file a report about Hitler's invasion of Russia. Hoping to get back in the good graces of his boss Norman Mason (Donald MacBride), Kittredge steals another reporter's story about a Nazi spy ring… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's just too clear how hard the boys were trying."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A tedious romp through familiar Hope territory."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It drags in some critical phases, it labors in obvious spots and the climax is too manufactured. But there are side-splitting moments in it."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Hope is in his element, and it is impossible not to be swept along by the enthusiasm of his performance."
‑ , Film4
"Without the talent of Bob Hope this picture would be one dull thud."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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