Not many heros play the damsel in distress in their own films, but Bob Hope often does. When it's not Bing Crosby getting Hope out of scrapes, the leading lady must save his bacon.
In Where There's Life (1947), the princess charming riding in on her white charger to preserve Bob Hope from a fate worse than death, or something, is Signe Hasso who plays General Katrina, commander of armed forces for the fictional European country of Barovia.
It's a fun little film, with just enough danger to keep you interested. (Seriously, the Mordian costumes are chilling.)
Another great Bob Hope film from the 1940s with a similar theme of Hope's caddishness in the face of danger while a beautiful and composed female does most of the work is My Favorite Brunette (1947) with Dorothy Lamour. (Actually, almost every Bob Hope film has this scenario.)