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Pardon My Sarong (1942)

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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
Robert Paige ...
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)
The Ink Spots ...
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

Do I Worry
(uncredited)
Written by Stanley Cowan and Bobby Worth
Played and sung by The Ink Spots at the Seaside Yacht Club
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Lively Fun
15 March 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Outstanding A&C mix. The comedic set-ups are generally a hoot, especially the magician's props that provide a ton of laughs for the boys to play with. I love it when the cop (Demarest) has Costello repeat the burning trick not knowing Costello's an impostor. You just know what's going to happen. Also, why isn't Abbott as fat as Lou since he's entitled to half of what Lou eats, including the yummy ice cream. Poor Lou.

But just wait til they get to the tropical island and Lou becomes Moola. Guess who gets all the island's shapely girls, and happily there're lots. And guess who gets to be the big chief's honorary son. Now if they can just keep the scheming Dr. Varnoff (Atwill) from ruining Lou's big slice of heaven.

The musical numbers fit right in, especially the mellow Ink Spot stylings, and catch the island's version of a Las Vegas chorus line. Then too, there's that madcap finale. The writers and special effects crew must have pulled a bunch of all-nighters getting those crazy antics on screen. All in all, what great escape for audiences braving the first year of a big war. You'd never guess it from the movie craziness. But then I guess that's the point. Anyhow, the movie's still a lot of fun, even this many years later.


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