American Masters: This Is Bob Hope...

8.21 h 53 min1986PG
During his career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment. American Masters explores the entertainer’s life through his personal archives and clips from his classic films.
John Scheinfeld
Gracie AllenWoody AllenAnn-Margret
English [CC]
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John ScheinfeldDave Harding
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John FowlerReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2018
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Wonderful documentary.
There are three versions:
-- 1 hour, 17 minutes = December 2017 PBS Broadcast
-- 1 hour, 53 minutes = DVD included with the 21 film, ten DVD boxed set: [[ASIN:B075M7P2R7 Bob Hope: The Ultimate Movie Collection]] (see photo)
-- 2 hours, 15 minutes = The "Director's Cut" DVD on this page.

I think the extra 22 minutes on the Director's Cut are worth the extra money, but I am a hopeless Hope fan.
(it has the 1:53:00 Documentary, followed by a 22 minute supplement).
The PBS broadcast was Closed Captioned.
Both DVD versions have English SDH subtitles.
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P. DaleReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2018
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Wonderful documentary of an American Icon
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What a wonderful documentary. I bought it for my father and we watched it at Christmas. Brought back many memories. Filled with film footage that begins with his career beginning in radio and then television and movies. His dedication to entertaining the troops during World War II will bring tears to your eyes. He is a true American treasure. Get this DVD for your forever collection. Bob Hope is part of American history.
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M. FrancisReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2018
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The real story of Bob Hope.
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First saw this on PBS a while back. It's an excellent documentary on the life of Bob Hope, from his early days to the USO shows around the globe.
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bltReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018
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Very good. Was sad to hear that he cheated on ...
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Very good. Was sad to hear that he cheated on his wife.
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A. WALDEMARReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2018
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Bob Hope
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I liked the whole show. It was interesting from start to finish
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Belle SmithReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2018
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Great quality DVD.
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James SergentReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2018
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MarciaReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2018
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This is a wonderful documentary. I hope everyone gets a chance to see it sometime! Thank you for the quick delivery!
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