Monsieur Beaucaire borrows its title and inspiration from a silent Rudolph Valentino romance-drama (which was in turn based on a novel and play by Booth Tarkington), but transforms the original premise of a duke disguised as a barber into a farce about a real barber and a duke who mask the barber as a nobleman for political gain.
This comedy, directed by George Marshall, stars Bob Hope as the title character, the barber of King Louis XV of France, and Joan Caulfield as the beautiful chambermaid who steals his heart.
Don your favorite French fashion for this one—the best costume wins a prize!
Drink Special: Bubbles
Free Snack: French fries
Happy Hour Film Series:
In conjunction with the Museum’s new special exhibit, So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope, on display in The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery from May 25, 2018, through February 10, 2019, we will be hosting a free film series on select Monday evenings in BB’s Stage Door Canteen from May 14 through December 3, featuring classic Bob Hope films from 1939–1955.
In addition to the film screenings, themed drinks will be offered from The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, treats will be offered on special months, and free tickets to BB’s Stage Door Canteen shows will be raffled off. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and all free screenings start at 6:00 p.m.
Embrace your inner cinephile and check out these classic flicks with us! No RSVP necessary.
The story of how Bob Hope gave levity and laughter to troops during one of the most brutal conflicts in human history is a crucial component of the history of the war—and a demonstration of how humanity can shine through in the darkest of times. The National WWII Museum is proud to have this program supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.