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Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  22 March 1940 (USA)
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Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.

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Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.

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The soap suds used for Ace Lannigan's stain removing product Spot-O were special heavy duty suds created by the prop department to hold up under the hot lights. See more »

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During the first fight involving Ace and Josh, Ace's hat falls off his head. He then crashes through the ship's door. When he stands up, his hat is back on his head. See more »

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Ace Lannigan: I just want you to stand there and admire me for a while. I just got an idea that's gonna make us a fortune. I don't know how I do it.
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Followed by Road to Rio (1947) See more »

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Sweet Potato Piper
(1940)
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by James V. Monaco
Performed by Bing Crosby (uncredited), Dorothy Lamour (uncredited) and Bob Hope (uncredited)
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The first "Road" film and definitely not the best...
22 August 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

ROAD TO SINGAPORE owes more to the charisma of its three stars--BING CROSBY, BOB HOPE and DOROTHY LAMOUR, for its success than it does to the silly script that has the boys meeting singer Lamour in a nightclub and taking her away from the clutches of villainous ANTHONY QUINN.

The boys soon have Lamour keeping house for them and of course she falls in love with one of them--guess who? That's about it for the plot, with a few pleasant song interludes thrown in for the sake of singers Crosby and Lamour.

For fans of this series, Dorothy Lamour never looked more fetching and shows a good flair for comedy while playing straight for comic Hope and casual Bing. There's nothing special here to make it one of the more memorable "Road" films--indeed, it's rather slow in getting started and takes awhile to make the proceedings look as amiable as they become, thanks to the interplay between the three stars.

Better "Road" films were sure to follow, since this became one of Paramount's most popular films in 1940.


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