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Road to Morocco
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Director:
Writers:
Frank Butler (original screenplay) and
Don Hartman (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »
Tagline:
You'll Shriek At These Shieks! . . . trying the double - Oh! on Sheikess Dorothy Lamour!
Plot:
Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Gentle comedy in the old fashioned style See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... Jeff Peters

Bob Hope ... Orville 'Turkey' Jackson / Aunt Lucy

Dorothy Lamour ... Princess Shalmar

Anthony Quinn ... Mullay Kasim
Dona Drake ... Mihirmah
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Hyder Khan
Mikhail Rasumny ... Ahmed Fey
George Givot ... Neb Jolla
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Barron ... Giant Bearded Arab (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Yusef (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Mabel (voice) (uncredited)
Abner Biberman ... Man (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... Kasim's Aide (uncredited)
Dick Botiller ... Warrior (uncredited)
Rita Christiani ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Warrior (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge ... Turkey's Servant (uncredited)

Yvonne De Carlo ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Theo De Voe ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
The Debonnaires ... Quartet Dancers (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
James Dime ... Kasim's Muscular Slave (uncredited)
Devi Dja ... (uncredited)
Edward Emerson ... Bystander (uncredited)
Brooke Evans ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Vic Groves ... Knife-Dancer (uncredited)
Jamiel Hasson ... Kasim's Aide (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst ... English Announcer (uncredited)
Joe Jewett ... Knife-Dancer (uncredited)
Pete G. Katchenaro ... Filipino Announcer (uncredited)
Cy Kendall ... Fruit Vendor (uncredited)
Louise La Planche ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Guard (uncredited)
Richard Loo ... Chinese Announcer (uncredited)
Patsy Mace ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Pottery Vendor (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Arab Horseman Leader (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Russian Announcer (uncredited)
Sylvia Opert ... Dancer (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Sausage Vendor (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Idiot (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ... Male Camel (voice) (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Arab Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Jolla's Warrior (uncredited)
Dan Seymour ... Slave-Buyer (uncredited)
Nick Shaid ... Arab Guard (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... Guard (uncredited)
Andrew Tombes ... Oso Bucco (uncredited)
Blanca Vischer ... Girl on Camel (uncredited)
Blue Washington ... Nubian Slave (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Harry Woods ... Man (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
 
Writing credits
Frank Butler (original screenplay) and
Don Hartman (original screenplay)

Erik Charell  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Barney Dean  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Arthur Phillips  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Jones .... associate producer
Buddy G. DeSylva .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Victor Young (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor 
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Robert Usher 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sidney Street .... unit manager (uncredited)
Sydney Streeter .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cullen Tate .... second unit director (uncredited)
Hal Walker .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl S. Hayman .... sound recordist (as Earl Hayman)
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
Loren L. Ryder .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Ted Wells .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Franklin .... music advisor
Victor Young .... musical director
Charles Bradshaw .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Oscard .... dances stager
Jamiel Hasson .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
82 min (DVD) | 81 min (copyright length)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:S | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8255) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Operation Torch, the US invasion of Morocco during the Second World War to liberate it from the pro-Nazi forces of Vichy France, began 48 hours before its first release.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jeff and Orville are seated on the shore after the ship wreck, Jeff inserts his dry cigarettes into his left breast pocket, with the tops visible. They disappear, however, when the camel makes its entrance, and are never seen again. They can't have fallen into the pocket since Jeff had pushed them to the bottom of the pocket.See more »
Quotes:
[after Mullay Kasim rides through town with his men yelling and firing their rifles in the air]
Jeff Peters:Say fuzzy, who is that headstrong impetuous boy?
Bystander:He is Mullay Kasim, the Desert Sheik.
Turkey Jackson:What'd he come to town for, a manicure?
Bystander:Oh, he loves the Princess Shalmar of Karameesh. He has come here to ask her to marry him.
Jeff Peters:I'd hate to be around when he comes for a divorce!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Interactive Film Quiz (2006) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Moonlight Becomes YouSee more »

FAQ

On the lifeboat, Jeff says to Orville, "I've got a T.L . for you." What did T.L. stand for?
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Gentle comedy in the old fashioned style, 16 March 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

When the ocean liner carrying Jeff and Orville is sunk, they find themselves washed up and on the way to Morocco. In pay for food Jeff sells Orville to a man only to find that Orville has been sold on to Princess Shalmar and is now to marry her. However the princess is only marrying Orville as her first wed is cursed to die within a week – leaving her free to marry Mullay Kassim.

Like an old pair of shoes, the road to movies may not be fantastic but they're comfortable and safe. This is actually one of the better road movies, the plot, though silly, is quite focused and doesn't go off on flights of fancy like some others. The focus of the plot allows a safe environment for Hope and Crosby to do their double act within. The love interest is OK but really it slows the film down a bit.

Crosby is good as ever and gets to do his songs on a regular basis, but really the star is Hope. His Orville is cowardly, treacherous and selfish – but he manages to be sympathetic and funny. This is all down to Hope's wit, timing and deliver – he is a genuine showman. Stars in the shape of Lamour and Quinn are diverting – but this is a Crosby/Hope vehicle all the way.

One of the better Road movies this is funny in an old fashioned way.

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