Eight on the Lam
|Eight on the Lam|
|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|April 29, 1967|
|Box office||$3,107,644 (US/ Canada)|
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.
- Bob Hope as Henry Dimsdale
- Phyllis Diller as Golda
- Jonathan Winters as Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch / Mother Lynch
- Shirley Eaton as Ellie Barton
- Jill St. John as Monica