Where There's Life

Where There's Life is a 1947 American thriller comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield.[2][3] The film's title derives from a line in Don Quixote ("Where there's life, there's hope") as a play on the name of its star, Bob Hope. Also in the cast are Signe Hasso, William Bendix, and George Coulouris.

Where There's Life
Cover from VHS release
Directed bySidney Lanfield
Produced byPaul Jones
Written byAllen Boretz (screenplay)
Melville Shavelson (story and screenplay)
StarringBob Hope
Signe Hasso
William Bendix
George Coulouris
Music byCharles Bradshaw (uncredited)
Nathan Van Cleave (uncredited)
Victor Young (uncredited)
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byArchie Marshek
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 1947 (1947-11-21)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3 million (US rentals)[1]


Hope plays an American radio announcer named Michael Valentine who finds out he is the new king of "Barovia", although a secret society called the Mordia, which believes it has assassinated Valentine's father, King Hubertus II, 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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