At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been ... See full summary »
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
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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1996. See more »
Kasim is told about the prophecy that Princess Shankar's first husband will die in a week, so then he agrees to let Orville marry her first. Yet when Jeffrey is about to marry the Princess, Kasim is mad and tries to stop it so he can marry her. Kasim was never told of the mistake in the prophecy. See more »
Mabel - Lady Camel:
Sometimes, when I see how silly people behave, I'm glad I'm a camel.
[his eyes rolling suggestively]
Aww... . I'm glad you're a camel too, Mabel.
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Another enjoyable 'Road Show! One of my Favorites.
Crosby and Hope are at their best in this one. Watch for the scene where Hope mimics a starving beggar in the street, its especially entertaining. No matter what Hope tries in the 'Road Shows' he is always foiled, with Crosby always the cool, smooth operator. Anthony Quinn does a superb performance as the domineering Sheik in this light hearted comedy, playing funny scenes as a straight man. Dorothy Lamour as the 'damsel in distress' is as Lovely as ever.
Hope and Crosby are a delightful team, their playful banter and comedic timing are on the money with this one. This is a 'Must See' comedy!
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