Where There's Life

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Where There's Life
Where There's Life.jpg
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Produced by Paul Jones
Written by Allen Boretz (screenplay)
Melville Shavelson (story and screenplay)
Starring Bob Hope
Signe Hasso
William Bendix
Music by Charles Bradshaw (uncredited)
Nathan Van Cleave (uncredited)
Victor Young (uncredited)
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Archie Marshek
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 1947 (1947-11-21)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3 million (US rentals)[1]

Where There's Life is a 1947 American thriller comedy film.[2][3] The film's title derives from a line in Don Quixote ("Where there's life, there's hope", a play on the name of its star, Bob Hope).


Hope plays American radio announcer who finds out he is the new king of "Barovia", although a secret society called the Mordia, which assassinated the previous ruler, has other ideas.



  1. ^ "Top Grossers of 1947", Variety, 7 January 1948 p 63
  2. ^ Variety film review; October 8, 1947, page 8.
  3. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; October 11, 1947, page 162.

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