All marriages are happy. Living together afterward is tough. But when Bob Hope and Luccile Ball join forces for the fourth time and play Mr. and Mrs., it can also be dizzingly funny! The two mirth masters shine in the household-in-a-tizzy comedy Cric's Choice from the Broadway hit by Ira Levin (No Time For Sergeants, Deathtrap). Tossing inspired throwaway lines right and left, Hope is a New York critic who loves writing pointed reviews that close insufferably lousy plays. But there's a new play in town - by his redheaded wife (Ball). Is it bad? Will Parker grind it up in his typewriter? If he does, he may find he's married for bitter and for worse! Rip Torn, Jim Backus, and Marilyn Maxwell co-star.

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Critic's Choice (1963)

Comedy

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All marriages are happy. Living together afterward is tough. But when Bob Hope and Luccile Ball join forces for the fourth time and play Mr. and Mrs., it can also be dizzingly funny! The two mirth masters shine in the household-in-a-tizzy comedy Cric's Choice from the Broadway hit by Ira Levin (No Time For Sergeants, Deathtrap). Tossing inspired throwaway lines right and left, Hope is a New York critic who loves writing pointed reviews that close insufferably lousy plays. But there's a new play in town - by his redheaded wife (Ball). Is it bad? Will Parker grind it up in his typewriter? If he does, he may find he's married for bitter and for worse! Rip Torn, Jim Backus, and Marilyn Maxwell co-star.

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Cast
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Bob Hope

Parker Ballantine
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Lucille Ball

Angela Ballantine
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Marilyn Maxwell

Ivy London
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Rip Torn

Dion Kapakos
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Jessie Royce Landis

Charlotte Orr aka Charlie
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John Dehner

S.P. Champlain
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Jim Backus

Dr. William Von Hagedorn
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Rickey Kelman

John Ballantine (as Ricky Kelman)
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Dorothy Green

Mrs. Margaret Champlain
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Marie Windsor

Sally Orr
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Joseph Gallison

Philip 'Phil' Yardley (as Evan McCord)
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Joan Shawlee

Marge Orr
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Richard Deacon

Harvey Rittenhouse
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Jerome Cowan

Joe Rosenfield
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Donald Losby

Geoffrey Von Hagedorn
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Lurene Tuttle

Mother in 'Sisters Three'
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Ernestine Wade

Thelma
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Stanley Adams

Bartender
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John Alban

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Leon Alton

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Pamela Austin

Daughter (uncredited)
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Walter Bacon

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Bill Baldwin

Radio Voice (uncredited)
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Brandon Beach

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Kathy Bennett

Daughter (uncredited)
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Mary Benoit

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Willie Bloom

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Nesdon Booth

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Tex Brodus

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Joe Brooks

Catcher (uncredited)
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Ivan Browning

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Theona Bryant

Beauty Operator (uncredited)
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Robert Buckingham

Spectator (uncredited)
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Judy Cannon

Spectator (uncredited)
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Ahna Capri

Daughter (uncredited)
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Gordon Carveth

Spectator (uncredited)
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Louis Cavalier

Little League Rooter (uncredited)
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Dick Cherney

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Beulah Christian

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Charles Cirillo

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Michael Cirillo

Spectator (uncredited)
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Stephen Coit

Waiter at Sardi's (uncredited)
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Bud Cokes

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Paul Cristo

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Lillian Culver

Fat Woman (uncredited)
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Russell Custer

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Roy Damron

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Richard Davies

Spectator (uncredited)
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Harry Denny

Spectator (uncredited)
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George DeNormand

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Mimi Dillard

Maid (uncredited)
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Richard Durham

Robert DeMartin (uncredited)
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Tom Ferrandini

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Fred Fisher

Audience Member (uncredited)
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James Flavin

Security Guard (uncredited)
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Sam Flint

Little League Rooter (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Audience Member at 'Sisters Three' (uncredited)
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Charles Fogel

Audience Member (uncredited)
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George Ford

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Ray Foster

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Jimmie Lee Gaines

Copy Boy (uncredited)
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Rudy Germane

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Kenneth Gibson

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Joseph Glick

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Sid Gould

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Judd Holdren

2nd Opponent (uncredited)
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George Holmes

Spectator (uncredited)
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Stuart Holmes

Bald Audience Member at 'Sisters Three' (uncredited)
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Shep Houghton

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Breena Howard

Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Eugene Jackson

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Thomas E. Jackson

Joe, the Stage Doorman (uncredited)
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Michael Jeffers

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Marilee Jones

1st Usherette (uncredited)
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Matty Jordan

Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Elaine Joyce

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Stacy King

Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Joseph La Cava

Bellhop (uncredited)
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Mike Lally

Audience Member at 'Sisters Three' (uncredited)
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Richard LaMarr

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Frank London

The Butcher (uncredited)
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John Marlowe

Spectator (uncredited)
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Lea Marmer

Spectator (uncredited)
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Tom Mattox

1st Opponent (uncredited)
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William Meader

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

First Nighter in Audience (uncredited)
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Joy Monroe

Vicki Grant (uncredited)
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Ray Montgomery

Actor in 'Week End' (uncredited)
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Lyle Moraine

2nd Baseman (uncredited)
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Jack Mower

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Sol Murgi

Audience Member (uncredited)
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George Nardelli

Audience Member (uncredited)
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William H. O'Brien

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Monty O'Grady

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Patricia Olson

Barbara Yardley (uncredited)
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Alan Paige

Pitcher (uncredited)
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Art Passarella

Umpire (uncredited)
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Patricia Patrick

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Jack Pepper

1st Baseman (uncredited)
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Murray Pollack

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Beverly Powers

Girl with Dion (uncredited)
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Linda Rand

2nd Usherette (uncredited)
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Allan Ray

Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
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Tony Regan

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Frieda Rentie

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Victor Romito

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Clark Ross

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Soupy Sales

Boston Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Anita Samuels

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Cosmo Sardo

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Sayre

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Scott Seaton

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Bernard Sell

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Barry Seltzer

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Eddie Shaw

Copy Boy (uncredited)
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Charles Sherlock

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Hal Smith

Drunk (uncredited)
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Michael St. Angel

Actor, Jimmy in 'Week End' (uncredited)
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Norman Stevans

Clerk (uncredited)
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Art Stewart

Umpire (uncredited)
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Ron Stokes

Partygoer (uncredited)
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Desiree Sumarra

Trophy Girl (uncredited)
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Tim Taylor

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Thompson

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Maxie Thrower

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Arthur Tovey

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Nancy Vaughn

Girl with Dion (uncredited)
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Ralph Volkie

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Robert Whaley

3rd Baseman (uncredited)
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Grace Lee Whitney

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Rhoda Williams

Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Tom Wilson

First Nighter in Audience (uncredited)
Crew
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Don Weis

Director
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Ira Levin

Writer
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Jack Sher

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Critic's Choice

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/19/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Critic's Choice

(DVD)

6/19/2007

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