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|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Screenplay by||Edmund L. Hartmann|
|Based on||Ruggles of Red Gap|
by Harry Leon Wilson
|Produced by||Robert L. Welch|
|Edited by||Archie Marshek|
|Music by||Van Cleave|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$2.6 million (US rentals)|
A British actor attempts to impress visiting American relatives by having the cast of his drawing-room comedy pose as his aristocratic family. The American mother persuades the butler (Hope), really a struggling American actor playing a British butler, to come to the United States with them. She sends a telegram home, referring to him as a "gentleman's gentleman," which the rural western townfolk misunderstand as being an aristocrat and presumably the future husband of the family's tomboyish daughter (Ball). Hope must now pretend to the family that he is a British butler while pretending to the rest of the town, and the visiting President Theodore Roosevelt that he is a politically savvy Englishman.
The deception is eventually uncovered, and the actor and the family's daughter eventually fall in love.
- Bob Hope as Humphrey aka Arthur Tyler
- Lucille Ball as Agatha Floud (singing voice was dubbed by Annette Warren)
- Bruce Cabot as Cart Belknap
- Jack Kirkwood as Mike Floud
- Lea Penman as Effie Floud
- Hugh French as George Van Basingwell
- Eric Blore as Sir Wimbley
- Joseph Vitale as Wampum
- John Alexander as Teddy Roosevelt
- Norma Varden as Lady Maude
- Virginia Keiley as Rosalind
- Colin Keith-Johnston as Twombley
- Joe Wong as Wong
- Olaf Hytten as Stage Manager (uncredited)
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1950', Variety, January 3, 1951
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