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I first seen this movie as a kid on TV, and later every time I see it on Direct TV I watch it, It's play on one of the channels at least once a year.
I'LL TAKE SWEDEN
Bob Hope-Bob Holcomb
Tuesday Welds-Jo-Jo Halcomb
Frankie Avalon-Kenny Klinger
Dina Murrill-Karin Granstedt
Jeremy Slate-Eric Carlson
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A business man and widower Bob Holcomb, is raising his very pretty teenage daughter Jo-Jo Halcomb alone in 1965.
Bob came home from his business trip to find his daughter Jo-Jo having wild parties in his living room. Wall to wall teenagers , potato chips crushed on the carpet, glasses of pop strung from the living room to the kitchen.
Bob meets Jo-Jo boyfriend Kenny, and worried after he found out the two want to get married and lived in his run down tralior house. The nightmare he sees of their future is like an old silent movie. my second favorite part.Bob sees Jo-Jo staving, with a baby crying on her hip, and Kenny is laying on the couch in rags..doing nothing, Jo-Jo children are fighting over the pet bird in the cage, then all you see is feathers in the children's mouth.
And all the while in the real world Jo-Jo and Kenny tried to tell Bob all the money his Aunt left him. It was a few thousand dollars, a great sum to teenagers, but Bob knew better. He tried to tell the two, but all he get is this blank stare.
Bob is offered a job in Sweden and takes Jo-Jo, who almost holds her breath until her face turns blue. She is that mad. She gives him the icey treatment until she mets a cute Swedish man Eric, her father's assitant.
Eric showed Jo-Jo around Sweden, while Bob mets a very pretty Karin, who redoes his house. Bob followed Karin around trying to get her to go out with him, but Karin been burn by her ex husband and don't want to try. But Bob tries anyway.
Eric asked Jo-Jo out on a weekend at a hotel.She refused. He warns her that she still just a child.
In the meantime, Bob gets worried that Eric is seeing Jo-Jo to much, and called Kenny back in America and told him Jo-Jo needs him. Bob paid Kenny plane fare.
When Kenny arrives in Sweden Jo-Jo too busy to see him, she off with her new boyfriend, an older man.
Kenny gets mad, thinking two can played this games and mets a pretty Swedish girl who happens to be in-love with Eric.
The weekend draws near, Karin talked Bob to the hotel for the weekend. Eric asked Jo-Jo again, but she refused, until she seen her father doing the same thing he told her not to do.
She then told Eric she gladly go with him. Then had the pleasure of calling up her father and telling him. He wasn't there, but before she hung up he called on another line. The servants giggled as they placed the phones together and Jo-Jo talked to her father.
When Bob and Karin arrived at the hotel the fun begins. My favorite part of the whole movie.
Bob asked the hotel clerk which room his daughter was in? Her name wasn't in the book. The clerk could of care less which room, but before Bob left the hotel, the clerk cared.
Bob ripped two pages of the guest list, and gave one to Karin. They both went from to room looking for Jo-Jo.
In meantime Jo-Jo was having second thoughts, and began to fight off Eric.
Meanwhile as Bob and Karin are going from room to room, Kenny shows up at the hotel with Eric girl friend, who had been dating to get back at Jo-Jo until she told him what Eric had in mind for this weekend. Bob torn his page and handed it to Kenny, so Kenny joined the search.
Bob opened one room and a pretty woman sat on the bed crying as a man watched a western, as he closed the door he said ," Must be some movie."
The hotel clerk runs behind them trying to stopped them. Kenny found the right room and had a fight with Eric and won.
The last part is real funny too.
I like Bob Hope in anything. He was perfect for this movie, only other person I could think of that could play the part just as well is Jimmy Stewart, who at that time was playing father's of teenage daughters.
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Viewing Format: VHS
Video Occasion: Fit for Friday Evening
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age