Cinema: Hopus 45

Call Me Bwana. "No harm intended," says the native chief who has buried Bob Hope right up to his ears in Africa. "Just part of our culture." The same may be said of Bob Hope's 45th movie, but the statement does not make the experience of it any less regrettable.

Hope is a bogus bwana who writes reams about his African adventures but has actually never been anywhere wilder than the Museum of Natural History. Drafted by the CIA, he is sent to the Congo to recover a moon capsule that went slightly off course. The Russians send Anita Ekberg, a bumptious...

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