Eight on the Lam
|Eight on the Lam|
|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Produced by||Bill Lawrence|
|Written by||Bob Fisher|
|Screenplay by||Albert E. Lewin|
|Music by||George Romanis|
|Edited by||R.A. Radecki|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|April 29, 1967|
|Box office||$3,107,644 (US/ Canada)|
Bank teller Henry Dimsdale (Bob Hope) finds ten $1,000 bills. He is a widower with seven kids and could use the money, and housekeeper Golda (Phyllis Diller) tells him it's a case of finder's keepers.
Henry waits two weeks to see if anyone claims the missing money. No one does, so he splurges on a new car and a diamond ring for Ellie Barton (Shirley Eaton), his fiancee. But when the bank discovers a $50,000 shortage, Henry becomes a prime suspect. He, his family and Ellie take it on the lam to Arizona.
A detective, Jasper Lynch (Jonathan Winters), the boyfriend of Golda, is assigned to investigate. Henry's boss at the bank, Pomeroy (Austin Willis), is seen with a sexy younger woman, Monica (Jill St. John), who has expensive tastes. After a chase, Henry is placed under arrest. His kids hide a tape recorder in Pomeroy's pocket, though, and get an admission of guilt. That frees their dad to marry Ellie while the helpful Golda and Jasper do likewise.
- Bob Hope as Henry Dimsdale
- Phyllis Diller as Golda
- Jonathan Winters as Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch / Mother Lynch
- Shirley Eaton as Ellie Barton
- Jill St. John as Monica
- Stacey Gregg as Linda (credited as Stacey Maxwell)
- Kevin Brodie as Steve
- Robert Hope as Mike
- Glenn Gilger as Andy
- Avis Hope as Dana
- Debi Storm as Lois
- Michael Freeman as Mark
- Austin Willis as Mr. Pomeroy
- Peter Leeds as Marty
- Charles Lane as Bank Examiner
- Robert Foulk as Detective
- Jonathan Hole as Jewelry Salesman
- "Big Rental Films of 1967", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
- "Eight on the Lam (1967) - George Marshall | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 16 August 2016.