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Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | 11 April 1941 (USA)
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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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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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Trivia

Originally, this film was not supposed to be a sequel to Road to Singapore (1940); in fact, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope were not even supposed to be in it. The film was first offered to Fred MacMurray and George Burns, who both rejected it. While assembling a list of contract Paramount stars to offer it to, someone at the studio remembered that "Road to Singapore" had done relatively well, and Hope and Crosby "seemed to work well together", so it was offered to them. The rest, as they say, is history. See more »

Goofs

When Lamour and Crosby are in the rowboat on the lake, harp music plays when they dangle their hands in the water. At the end of the song Crosby sings, the harp music begins before Lamour puts her hand in the water. You can see her surprised look when she realizes she is late. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Reardon: Everybody knows him. He's a philathropist.
Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier: I don't care who he votes for. I want my money.
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Followed by Road to Rio (1947) See more »

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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (HOME, SWEET HOME)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Lyrics by John Howard Payne (1823)
Sung a cappella by Bob Hope
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Awesome
21 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I think that Road to Zanzibar is hilarious, one of the best Road movies. The gorilla fight made me laugh the hardest. I would recommend all of the Road movies, if you liked this one. The singing and all of the jokes were great. Bob Hope is one of the funniest people, and in my mind, he is still alive...kinda.


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