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Road to Morocco (1942)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 8 April 1943 (Mexico)
Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

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Jeff and Turkey, two wild and crazy guys adrift on a raft in the Mediterranean, are cast away on a desert shore and hop a convenient camel to an Arabian Nights city where Turkey soon finds himself sold as a slave...to luscious Princess Shalmar of Karameesh. Naturally, Jeff would like to rescue Turkey from this "dire" fate, even if it means taking his place! But they haven't figured on virile desert chieftain Mullay Kassim, who has designs on the princess himself... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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You'll Shriek At These Shieks! . . . trying the double - Oh! on Sheikess Dorothy Lamour!


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8 April 1943 (Mexico)  »

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A Sedução de Marrocos  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

To capitalize on the slave auction scene, Paramount arranged to auction off dates with Hollywood bachelors at the film's premiere. Bidders pledged to buy war bonds. See more »

Goofs

Gun powder mixed with tobacco and rolled into cigarettes would not explode like firecrackers when lit. It would only burn rapidly with a hissing sound. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Peters: First chance we get, we better dash for the nearest exit.
Turkey Jackson: Yeah, but how about that guy's knife? We're gonna look silly stumbling outta here on a set of stumps.
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Soundtracks

Moonlight Becomes You
(1942)
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Patially played during the opening credits
Performed by Bing Crosby
Reprised by Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope in each other's voices
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Zany fun, pure old-fashioned escapism with a string of gags for good measure...
26 February 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is a typical ROAD movie with the boys chasing Lamour as the audience waits to see who Dotty will wind up with. The script is pure escapist, light-hearted stuff and everyone seems to enjoy the tongue in cheek style of all the gags.

Bing is his usual affable self, tossing off a few songs in the Crosby manner--the best of which is "Moonlight Becomes You". Dorothy Lamour is at her peak of lush beauty as the princess and manages to keep a straight face while the boys cut capers. Bob Hope shines in a part totally suited to his comic skills with one-liners and double takes that keep the high spirits flowing.

If you're a fan of ROAD movies, you'll definitely enjoy this one--although my own personal favorite is still ROAD TO UTOPIA.


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