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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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Joan Marshall
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Tommy Layton
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Dr. Varnoff
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Whaba (as Leif Erikson)
Nan Wynn ...
Luana
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Det. Kendall
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Chief Kolua
Marie McDonald ...
Ferna
Janet Warren ...
Amo (as Elaine Morey)
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The Four Ink Spots (as The Four Ink Spots)
Tip Tap & Toe ...
Dancing Trio (as Tip Tap and 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)  »

Also Known As:

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 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 »

Goofs

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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Soundtracks

Deep in the Heart of Texas
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from Heart of the Rio Grande (1942)
Music by Don Swander
Lyrics by June Hershey
One line sung a cappella by Lou Costello
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Pardon my loving this film
2 April 2006 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

I've seen Pardon My Sarong over 10 times now and have to consider it one of Bud & Lou's best films, up there with Ride 'em cowboy, Meets Frankenstein, Hold that ghost etc. PMS is more distinctly episodic than most of their others and would present a Plot Coherency Issue with impatient first-comers, but if got through a sparkling atmospheric musical comedy lies within. The early '40's Universal Harmless Escapist Entertainment atmosphere helps a lot though, this must have been made straight after Hellzapoppin - wasn't that front porch outside the maggickan's cabaret show where Hugh Herbert's Eat At Joe's dickie blew up?

The boys are illicitly taking Robert Paige's entertainment troupe from Chicago to LA in a bus - all those women in tow and he falls for one who is out to nobble him. Tip, Tap & Toe provide some amazing dance scenes (not quite a rhythmic brainstorm though), alongside the lilting Ink Spots. Detective William Demarest briefly tries to stop them but gives up the chase when they and the plot veer toward a South Seas island. Here "Lovely Luana" & "Vingo Jingo" are put over by a gorgeous Nan Wynn, while Leif Erickson plays a stinker and Lionel Atwill as usual plays a baddie because he was one.

There's plenty of nicely contrived snappy routines for us aficionados: The old baseball story; Hiding from Demarest; "Back up! Go ahead!"; Sharing a pea for dinner etc. Not a lot for non-fans however - I think a better introduction to A&C for anyone interested would be Meets Frankenstein or maybe Time of their lives. And this one is definitely best watched sober!


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