Road to Zanzibar (1941)

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Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.


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Chuck and his pal Fearless flee a South African carnival when their sideshow causes a fire. After several similar escapades, they've finally saved enough to return to the USA, when Chuck spends it all on a "lost" diamond mine. But that's only the beginning; before long, a pair of attractive con-women have tricked our heroes into financing a comic safari, featuring numerous burlesque jungle adventures... Written by Rod Crawford <>

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IT'S THAT GLEESOME THREESOME AGAIN! Giving you your worth in mirth! Toping [sic] all the fun in "Road to Singapore!" (original print media ad, includes misspelling of "Topping")


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11 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Weg nach Sansibar  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The second of the seven Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour "Road" films. See more »


Stunt double for Bob Hope when he fights the gorilla. See more »


Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier: [as they are about to leave with the villan] We're going with them...
Chuck Reardon: We're going with them...
Hubert 'Fearless' FrazierChuck Reardon: We're going with them.
[an understanding look]
Hubert 'Fearless' FrazierChuck Reardon: [starting the routine] Patty-cake, patty-cake, baker's man. Bake a cake as fast as you...
[both are hit on the head by a goon. The two fall]
Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier: He must've seen the picture!
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Followed by Road to Morocco (1942) See more »


Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Used instrumentally
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11 November 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

After burning down the Big Top, singing carnival showman Bing Crosby (as Chuck Reardon) and human cannonball pal Bob Hope (as Hubert "Fearless" Frazier) take their act on the road. Traveling around Africa, the two men become involved in a phony diamond mine, and eventually find Dorothy "Dottie" Lamour (as Donna Latour) masquerading as a slave girl. She and partner Una Merkel (as Julia Quimby) have ulterior motives, but love may change La Lamour. Later, hungry natives mistake chubby Mr. Hope and Mr. Crosby for Gods, and then plan to eat them. Our co-stars contemplate their future as burps. The songs and material in this second "Road to…" picture are noticeably weak. The stunt doubles are simply noticeable.

*** Road to Zanzibar (4/11/41) Victor Schertzinger ~ Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel

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