Tag Archives: Bob Hope

The Ghost Breakers (1940) – reviewed by George

A suspense-adventure with comedy, this stars Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, and Willie Best. They play Larry Lawrence, Mary Carter, and Larry’s valet Alex, respectively. Larry has a radio show where he tells the news of the mobs in New York … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Canary (1939) – reviewed by George

In this remake the beginning is very similar, except that what I took to be upstate New York in the silent film, is now the swamps of Louisiana not too far from New Orleans. The attorney Mr. Crosby (George Zucco) … Continue reading

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The Road to Hong Kong (1962) – reviewed by George

The last couple of movies I’ve reviewed haven’t made me happy, so I thought I would tackle a comedy. I once said I would never watch this particular movie, because the production teamĀ (the same old crew) had decided to replace … Continue reading

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Road to Bali (1952) – reviewed by George

Starring (of course) Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, this is the sixth Road picture and the first in Technicolor. It was released 12 years after the first film in the series and 5 years after the fifth. So … Continue reading

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Road to Rio (1947) – reviewed by George

In the fifth entry Crosby, Hope, and Lamour are joined by Gale Sondergaard, Frank Faylen, Joseph Vitale, and The Stone-Barton Puppeteers, The Carioca Boys, The Wiere Brothers, and The Andrews Sisters. So as soon as you see the credits you … Continue reading

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Road to Utopia (1945) – reviewed by George

As we arrive at #4 in the series (get it, “arrive at?”) we have a script by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank that is basically a parody of the format established for our intrepid trio in previous outings. It even … Continue reading

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Road to Morocco (1942) – Reviewed by George

I think this movie, the third in the series, is the best so far. We get Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, and a return visit by Anthony Quinn, this time as Mullay Kasim, the desert sheik. We have Arabian … Continue reading

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Road to Zanzibar (1941) – reviewed by George

Zanzibar is an island off the East Coast of Africa and is part of the United Republic of Tanzania. I think in 1941 it was independent. It doesn’t really matter, because as in Road to Singapore the destination is never … Continue reading

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Road to Singapore (1940) – reviewed by George

This, the first Road picture, directed by Victor Schertzinger who also directed Road to Zanzibar and other musical movies for Paramount, opens with this billing: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope. I was surprised! This first effort (5 sequels follow, … Continue reading

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