Eight on the Lam
Directed byGeorge Marshall
Screenplay byAlbert E. Lewin
Burt Styler
Bob Fisher
Arthur Marx
Story byBob Fisher
Arthur Marx
Produced byBill Lawrence
StarringBob Hope
Phyllis Diller
Jonathan Winters
CinematographyAlan Stensvold
Edited byR.A. Radecki
Grant Whytock
Music byGeorge Romanis
Hope Enterprises
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
April 29, 1967
Running time
107 mins.
CountryUnited States
Box office$3,107,644 (US/ Canada)[1]

Eight on the Lam is a 1967 American comedy film directed by George Marshall. It stars Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller.[2]


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 finders 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.


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  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1967", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
  2. ^ "Eight on the Lam (1967) - George Marshall | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 16 August 2016.