Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 4, 1950

Fancy Pants (Paramount) bills its star as "Mr. Robert Hope (formerly Bob)" and interrupts its opening credits with his disdainful appearance as a 19th Century English dandy. Says Mr. Hope to the audience with a sneer: "No popcorn during my performance, peasants."

This turns out to be the high point of a slapdash Technicolored farce that should try the patience of all but the most ardent Hope fans. The film is a cluttered catchall of mossy gags, pratfalls and comedy routines dating back to Mack Sennett and before. Hope is still the fumbling poltroon,...

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