Cinema: Facing the Music

Here Come the Girls (Paramount) casts Bob Hope as "the world's oldest living chorus boy." He thinks when he is asked to stand in for the leading man (Tony Martin) that at last he is flying high. Actually, he is just a sitting duck for "The Slasher," a fine comic heavy (Robert Strauss) who gnaws at his lines as if they were ripe black betel nuts. The whole thing is unfortunate for Singer Rosemary Clooney, who is still new to pictures. Almost every time she opens her mouth to sing, Hope shoves a gag in it.

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