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Road to Morocco -- Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour star in this rollicking comedy about two stowaways who find themselves on foreign soil and falling for the charms of a luscious Moroccan princess.

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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:
Well, I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle! 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:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8255) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Orville 'Turkey' Jackson said he was born in 1913. In reality, Bob Hope was born in 1903, making him ten years older than his character at the time.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Orville and Jeff emerge from splashing in the oasis, they are dry.See more »
Quotes:
Turkey Jackson:Aunt Lucy. I can see her now, lying on her dying bed, looking at you with those big, trusting eyes. 'Before I go, Jeff, promise me one thing,' she said. 'Promise me you'll always be a friend to little Orville,' she said. 'No matter what happens, you'll never leave the little jerk,' she said. 'Promise me, Jeff, promise me,' she said.
Jeff Peters:Yeah, then she up and died before I had the chance to say no.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Road to Rio (1947)See more »
Soundtrack:
ConstantlySee 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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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Well, I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle!, 18 March 2006
Author: (stevenlshoup) from United States

Typical Hope and Crosby nonsense. More of a "big budget home movie" than anything else, but funny and enjoyable anyhow.

By the Time "Morocco" was created, the Road Pictures had been embraced and enjoyed and the formula was set in stone: An exotic locale, Dorothy Lamour, a couple of songs and go easy on the script because Bob and Bing are gonna "jab-lib" their way through it regardless. The result here is a slick and entertaining yarn about absolutely nothing. Don't let the current climate of "Islam/Arab/Terrorism" mindset disturb you about the on screen antics because this was filmed in a different era and has nothing to do with the goings on in our world today.

Bing gets a chance to croon the very lovely Moonlight Becomes You, which to this day is still one of the most touching love songs ever written; Bob gets to do his "screen persona schtick" and it is hilarious; Dorothy has a forgettable song and a funny reprise of Moonlight Becomes You, sung in the desert accompanied by the boys and it is extremely funny. Anthony Quinn (who was a Road Picture Regular) returns in a typical villain role in which he does his best.

A couple of notes. Early in the picture Bob and Bing get involved with a camel who licks them. At the end of this routine as they prepare to ride away on the beast it spits at Bob. This was NOT in the script. The camel ad-libbed and the reactions of both Hope and Crosby are genuine. The director liked the take so much he used it in the final cut. Secondly, it took forever for the boys to sing the theme song, The Road to Morocco. It seems that every time they got to the lyric " . . . like Webster's Dictionary we're Morocco bound. . . " they'd break up over that lyric and would have to re-shoot the song.

It's a breezy, light-weight, fun evening with Der Bingle and Old Slope Nose. Make yourself a bowl of popcorn, grab a large soda and laugh away for 82 minutes. It'll do you good!

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