Bachelor in Paradise is a 1961 American Metrocolor romantic comedy film starring Bob Hope and Lana Turner. Directed by Jack Arnold, it was written by Valentine Davies and Hal Kanter, based on a story by Vera Caspary.
It co-stars Paula Prentiss, Jim Hutton and Janis Paige.
The film won three Laurel awards for Best Comedy, Best Comedy Actor (Hope) and song ("Bachelor in Paradise", music: Henry Mancini and lyrics: Mack David), which was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song. Bob Hope was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Strangely for a very American film, Bachelor in Paradise had its World Premiere at the Coliseum Theatre in London's West End on November 2, 1961 with a personal appearance from Bob Hope.