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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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(DVD) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For use in this film, Paramount bought comedy routines originally written by Ralph Spence for his story "From Rags to Rhythm." See more »

Goofs

When Orville and Jeff are in jail, the superimposed background bleeds into the jail guard's caftan. See more »

Quotes

Princess Shalmar: [about Jeff] Now, Orville, I want you to tell me the truth. Do you know him?
Turkey Jackson: Well I used to but I kinda outgrew him, I don't dally much with riff-raff these days and he's a pretty raffy kind of a riff.
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References Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Constantly
(1942)
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Dorothy Lamour and dancers
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Very funny film
10 September 2008 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Easily the best Hope and Crosby film, "Road to Morocco" provides more laughs than most films I have seen. Most of the comedy in this film comes, naturally, from Bob Hope's superb comic delivery and amazing sense of humor. Bing Crosby also proves to be more than just a great singer. He can be a great actor and comedian as well. The material may be too over-the-top for some, such as Hope, Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour all singing synchronized to each others' voices. The film is just full of humor and does not greatly lack any fun or hilarious moments. In just about every scene there is something very funny to laugh at, from Crosby's dream seeing Hope dressed as his aunt to the talking camel, it's all just hysterical. Few comedies ever made, especially those from more recent years, can measure up to the greatness and hilarious nature of "Road to Morocco." Perhaps not absolutely perfect, as far as film-making goes, but very enjoyable and very, very funny.

***1/2 out of ****


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