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Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Adventure | 7 August 1942 (USA)
A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

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Joan Marshall
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Tommy Layton
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Varnoff
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Whaba (as Leif Erikson)
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Detective Kendall
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Chief Kolua
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Ferna
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Amo (as Elaine Morey)
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Tip Tap & Toe ...
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A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

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7 August 1942 (USA)  »

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Road to Montezuma  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Universal had smash hits with Bud Abbott's and Lou Costello's service comedies. With this film (originally titled "Road to Montezuma") they tried to duplicate the box-office success that Paramount was having with the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope "Road" pictures. The experiment worked and this film exceeded the box-office grosses of their service comedies to become Abbott and Costello's biggest hit to date. See more »

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During the drink switching scene between Lou Costello and the native guy Lou Costello tricks the native guy into thinking that he switched the glasses when in fact he didn't. The two take a drink and put their glasses down but in the very next shot, the glasses are back in their hands. See more »

Quotes

Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: [after being told he has to go into the temple on top of a volcano, from which no one has ever returned] I'll go up there into that temple. I'll face danger.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: I knew you would.
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: I don't care if the boogeyman's in there.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: Thatta boy.
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: There's only one thing I want you to do.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: What's that?
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: Talk me out of it.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Shout, Brother, Shout
(uncredited)
Written by Clarence Williams
Played and sung by The Ink Spots at the Seaside Yacht Club
Danced to by Tip Tap & Toe at the Seaside Yacht Club
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Spotty
24 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Probably not one of Abbott and Costello's shining moments. It's funny in spots ("Go ahead, back up"), but it lacks comic momentum. 5 musical numbers are simply too many for an 80-minute comedy. The numbers are interesting in their own right, but not well-integrated into the story, and not as catchy as some of those in another A & C film of the same period, "In The Navy". And although I have absolutely nothing against Black & White films, the tropical island setting of this one might have benefited from being shot in luscious Technicolor. On the plus side, the special effects are very impressive for their age, and as Luana, the island tribe chief's daughter, Nan Wynn is a dazzling exotic beauty

  • without exaggeration, one of the most beautiful women I have EVER


seen. (**1/2)


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