Eight on the Lam

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Eight on the Lam
Directed by George Marshall
Starring Bob Hope
Phyllis Diller
Jonathan Winters
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
April 29, 1967
Running time
107 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,107,644 (US/ Canada)[1]

Eight on the Lam is a 1967 film directed by George Marshall. It stars Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller.[2]


Bank teller Henry Dimsdale finds ten $1,000 bills. He is a widower with seven kids and could use the money, and housekeeper Golda tells him it's a case of finder's keepers.

Henry waits two weeks to see if anyone claims the missing money. No one does, so he splurges on a new car and a diamond ring for Ellie Barton, his fiancee. But when the bank discovers a $50,000 shortage, Henry becomes a prime suspect. He, his family and Ellie take it on the lam to Arizona.

A detective, Jasper Lynch, the boyfriend of Golda, is assigned to investigate. Henry's boss at the bank, Pomeroy, is seen with a sexy younger woman, Monica, who has expensive tastes. After a chase, Henry is placed under arrest. His kids hide a tape recorder in Pomeroy's pocket, though, and get an admission of guilt. That frees their dad to marry Ellie while the helpful Golda and Jasper do likewise.



  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1967", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
  2. ^ http://allmovie.com/work/eight-on-the-lam-90334

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