By Shana Priwer, Cynthia Phillips
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Reaching Cuba hiding in a steamer trunk of the heiress, Mary Taylor, Hope's Larry Lawrence emerges in a cramped, bent-over position and finds it impossible to stand straight. The comedian wobbles about the room in a squatty, legs-bent posture. In another war years work, You Got Me Covered (1942), Hope plays reporter Robert Kittredge and executes an even more elaborate physical bit. Confronting Nazi spies he gets cornered by a femme fatale who gives him a cigarette loaded with mind-bending chemicals.
His Larry Haines gets caught u p in the intrigue and is chased by the spies. Actress Carroll, as Karen Bentley, uses Larry to help in her escape as she assumes various relationships with the hapless trainer. Hope gets in a oneliner as Karen tells of her plight: KAREN: Do you know what it feels like, followed and hounded and watched every second? LARRY: I use to, but now I pay cash for everything. Another effective line from the comedian is uttered w h e n the femme fatale spy, Gale Sondergaard, produces a gun to get a scorpion p e n d a n t that is p r e s u m e d to contain microfilm: LARRY: (protesting) That might shoot somebody and I'm the only one here.
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101 Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinci: The Secrets Of The World's Most Eccentric And Innovative Genius Revealed! by Shana Priwer, Cynthia Phillips