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Release Date:
22 March 1940 (USA) See more »
Ready For Fun . . Fight . . or a South Seas Romance . . . ! They find them all on the . . .
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. | Add synopsis »
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not the best entry in the series, but it's the one that started it all See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... Joshua 'Josh' Mallon V

Dorothy Lamour ... Mima

Bob Hope ... Ace Lannigan

Charles Coburn ... Joshua Mallon IV

Judith Barrett ... Gloria Wycott

Anthony Quinn ... Caesar

Jerry Colonna ... Achilles Bombanassa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elvia Allman ... Homely Girl (uncredited)

Johnny Arthur ... Timothy Willow (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Man Hit with Soap Suds (uncredited)

Monte Blue ... High Priest (uncredited)

Harry C. Bradley ... Secretary (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Fred (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Bartender (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Yacht Party Guest (uncredited)

Carmen D'Antonio ... Native Girl (uncredited)
Paula DeCardo ... Native Dancing Girl (uncredited)

James Dime ... Sailor in Saloon (uncredited)
Devi Dja ... Native Girl (uncredited)
Gloria Franklin ... Ninky Poo (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Bill - Sailor (uncredited)

Greta Granstedt ... Babe (uncredited)
Roger Gray ... Cherry's Father (uncredited)
Lucille Harding ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Grace Hayle ... Chaperone on Yacht (uncredited)
Benny Inocencio ... Native Boy (uncredited)
Claire James ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Dorothy Jarnac ... Native Girl (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ... Boy (uncredited)

Richard Keene ... Cameraman (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Sailor (uncredited)

Kitty Kelly ... Sailor's Wife (uncredited)
Laura Knight ... Native Girl (uncredited)

Helen Lynd ... Society Girl (uncredited)

Fred Malatesta ... Native Policeman (uncredited)

Miles Mander ... Sir Malcolm Drake (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Man with Ruined Suit (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Yacht Party Guest (uncredited)

Belle Mitchell ... Native Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Chaperone's Companion (uncredited)

Charles Morton ... Sailor (uncredited)
Henry Norton ... Yacht Party Guest (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Marguerita Padula ... Proprietress (uncredited)

Steve Pendleton ... Gordon Wycott (uncredited)
Jack Pepper ... Newspaper Columnist (uncredited)
Esther Pressman ... Native Girl (uncredited)
Pedro Regas ... Zato - Policeman (uncredited)

Cyril Ring ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Yacht Party Guest (uncredited)

Robert St. Angelo ... Native Policeman (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Yacht Party Guest (uncredited)

Jack Stoney ... Tough Guy (uncredited)

Richard Tucker ... Officer on Ship (uncredited)

Russell Wade ... Yacht Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred Walburn ... Boy (uncredited)

Pierre Watkin ... Morgan Wycott (uncredited)

Directed by
Victor Schertzinger 
Writing credits
Don Hartman (screen play) and
Frank Butler (screen play)

Harry Hervey (based on a story by)

Barney Dean  uncredited
Ray Golden  special sequences (uncredited)
Sid Kuller  special sequences (uncredited)

Produced by
Harlan Thompson .... producer
William LeBaron .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Victor Young (uncredited)
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Weatherwax 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Robert Odell 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Templeton .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
A.E. Freudeman .... interior decorator
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Earl S. Hayman .... sound recordist (as Earl Hayman)
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Music Department
Victor Young .... musical director
Other crew
LeRoy Prinz .... dances stager (as Le Roy Prinz)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: During Mima's initial dance scene, the beer level in Josh and Ace's mugs changes between shots.See more »
Joshua Mallon IV:You seem to think the world is just some sort of a three-ring circus, and all you've got to do is to run around and have fun.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Captain CustardSee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
not the best entry in the series, but it's the one that started it all, 17 August 2002
Author: (ajdagreat) from USA

I love the "Road" series (I've seen all except "Zanzibar"), and I'm glad that someone saw the potential to become a great series that "Road to Singapore" had. I might not have seen this potential from the first film; the jokes were weaker and sparser than some of their later work. But many of the jokes were funny, and they even worked some drama in there, something missing from their later films; you can decide for yourself if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It's worth checking out, but see "Morocco" and "Utopia" first (and maybe "Zanzibar").

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