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Road to Utopia (1945)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  22 March 1946 (USA)
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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 »

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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 stolen by McGurk and Sperry, a couple of thugs. They disguise themselves as McGurk and Sperry to get off the ship. Meanwhile, Sal Van Hoyden is in Alaska to try and recover the map; it had been her father's. She falls in with Ace Larson, who wants to steal the gold mine for himself. Duke and Chester, McGurk and Sperry, Ace and his henchmen, and Sal, chase each other all over the countryside, trying to get the map. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Of the seven "Road to" pictures, this is the only one whose title does not refer to an actual location. In this case, "Utopia" is the happiness that comes from striking gold in the Yukon Territories, where much of the action takes place. See more »

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Sal Van Hoyden: Don't be facetious!
Chester Hooton: [confused] Oh, keep politics out of this!
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Welcome to My Dream
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Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Played on piano and sung by Bing Crosby
Reprised later by Bing Crosby with background orchestral music
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AN INTERESTING MUSICAL COMEDY
6 March 2002 | by (Barcelona, Spain) – See all my reviews

Road to Utopia is a very correct film, not a workmaster but a very interesting and funny film. It's the fifth Crosby film that I have seen and the first Road/Paramount/Crosby film that I have seen. The songs "Personality" and "Would you" by Dorothy Lamour were very good and Bing Crosby was a magician very strange but sensational!!. A fish talks, two bears talk... A mountain in Alaska is the mountain of the Paramount...

A film very incredible.....with a lot of surprises....


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