Acht gehen türmen (1967)

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Acht gehen türmen: Directed by George Marshall. With Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Shirley Eaton. Bank teller and widower with seven kids, Bob Hope finds $10,000 in a parking lot. His luck quickly changes when it’s discovered that his bank discovers a substantial money shortage in their books. Now Hope and his large family are forced to take it on the lam. His children’s baby-sitter Phyllis Diller protects Hope from her dim-witted cop boyfriend Jonathan Winters while he hides out, hoping to get to the true cause of his dilemma. Past and future “Bond Girls” Shirley Eaton (“Goldfinger”) and Jill St. John (“Diamonds Are Forever”) play a schoolteacher and a gold-digger and Winters plays his own mother!

“Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and director George Marshall(u0026quot;Monsieur Beaucaireu0026quot;, u0026quot;Fancy Pantsu0026quot;) reunited for their second film as a team after the abysmal u0026quot;Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number!u0026quot; u0026quot;Eight on the Lamu0026quot; is definitely an improvement over their first film together but thatu0026#39;s not saying much. u0026quot;Lamu0026quot;u0026#39;s harmless enough and watchable in a u0026quot;Brady Bunchu0026quot;/u0026quot;Yours, Mine and Oursu0026quot; kind of way if you catch it on a late night TV movie run. But itu0026#39;s never really u0026quot;goodu0026quot; in the way Hopeu0026#39;s best comedies were and still are. I recommend watching a true Hope classic like 1943u0026#39;s u0026quot;They Got Me Coveredu0026quot; or 1951u0026#39;s u0026quot;My Favorite Spyu0026quot; instead.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBest part of u0026quot;Eight on the Lamu0026quot;: the novelty value of seeing 2 classic era James Bond girls, Jill St. John alias Tiffany Case from 1971u0026#39;s u0026quot;Diamonds Are Foreveru0026quot; and Shirley Eaton a.k.a. Jill Masterson the u0026quot;Golden Girlu0026quot; from 1964u0026#39;s u0026quot;Goldfingeru0026quot;, in the same film and even briefly in the same scene! Hope obviously exercised his producer power by casting Miss Eaton as his devoted love interest and she is given a decent amount of on-screen time.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enBottom line: ** out of ****, mainly for Shirley and Jill.”


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