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"Beau James" (1957) Bob Hope, Vera Miles "Gentleman Jimmy" Lives in Hope!

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"Beau James" (1957) Bob Hope, Vera Miles "Gentleman Jimmy" Lives in Hope!
Bob hope is wonderful in his multi-layered and truly heartfelt role as '20s New York Mayor James J. "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker. It's clear from the film's interpretation that the producers and writer were as in love with this fascinating, flamboyant and charismatic true-life character as the citizens of New York were at the time. Jimmy was one of those "pretty but dumb" characters who never even considered doing anything that was completely above board, but was badly and disastrously used by crooked politicians and money-grabbers to their own larcenous ends. Hope is backed by a wonderfully strong cast and I was able to dress up the somewhat faded technicolor print to restore some of its vibrancy, often lost in VHS tapes over time. The original film was released in VistaVision Paramount's version of Cinemascope or any other studio's widescreen process at the time, to lure people away from that latest entertainment craze, television. Some projects deserved this treatment, and though this was one of them, it was not maintained when the VHS tapes were manufactured and released (though they could've used letterboxing, but for whatever reason chose not to) to what you get here is the fullscreen 4:3 format but it's still a wonderful film worth watching. I love the opening narrated sequence where we see New York gradually appear through a veil of fog to the tune of Rodgers and Hart's classic "We'll Have Manhattan" beautifully orchestrated and a perfect opening for this lavish period piece.

The region-free (playable worldwide)DVD comes to you in a slim DVD case with full artwork shown.

International (outside U.S.)orders are always welcome, and I used to send these Priority Mail for an additional fee, however as postal rates at my end have skyrocketed of late making that option unaffordable I can only offer First Class "small packet" service, which frankly has its risks, the biggest of which is the lack of tracking available, so PLEASE BE SURE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE PRIOR TO ORDERING in order to minimize the chance of non-delivery as these items are not returned to me if they cannot be delivered for any reason.

I accept personal or cashiers checks and money orders from U.S. buyers and PayPal from everyone in the whole wide world.

Thanks for looking and please feel free to message me with any questions.


"Beau James" (1957) Bob Hope, Vera Miles "Gentleman Jimmy" Lives in Hope!


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Asking Price: $10.00 (Fixed) US Dollars
Quantity: Always in stock.
Location: United States South San Francisco, CA [United States]
Shipping: Shipping within United States:
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Refund Policy: No refunds.
Date Posted: more than 1 month ago



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