Cinema: The Road to Ruin

CANCEL MY RESERVATION Directed by PAUL BOGART Screenplay by ARTHUR MARX and ROBERT FISHER

On this outing, Bob Hope unpacks a parcel of sleazy, wheezy gags about Bing Crosby, Martha Mitchell, New York City, Women's Liberation, wom en's undergarments and Georgie Jessel. For a little change of pace, he tosses off a Billy Graham joke.

Hope makes a pass at playing a TV talk-show host whose wife (Eva Marie Saint) came out to take a bow one evening and hasn't left the stage since. Miffed at the state of his marriage generally, and particularly...

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