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Release Date:
25 December 1947 (USA) See more »
Si, Si ! It's the maddest, merriest "Road" picture of all! You'll See! See more »
Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... Scat Sweeney

Bob Hope ... Hot Lips Barton

Dorothy Lamour ... Lucia Maria de Andrade

Gale Sondergaard ... Catherine Vail

Frank Faylen ... Trigger
Joseph Vitale ... Tony

George Meeker ... Sherman Mallory

Frank Puglia ... Rodrigues

Nestor Paiva ... Cardoso

Robert Barrat ... Johnson

Stanley Andrews ... Capt. Harmon

Harry Woods ... Ship's Purser
The Wiere Brothers ... Three Musicians

The Andrews Sisters ... Andrews Sisters

Jerry Colonna ... Colonna
The Stone-Barton Puppeteers ... Puppeteers
The Carioca Boys ... Carioca Boys
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Show Girl (uncredited)
Rudolph Andrean ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Laverne Andrews ... Laverne Andrews (uncredited)
Maxene Andrews ... Maxene Andrews (uncredited)
Patty Andrews ... Patty (uncredited)
Don Avalier ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Lucille Barkley ... Pretty Girl (uncredited)
Rolando Barrera ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Stanley Blystone ... Assistant Purser (uncredited)

Al Bridge ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Mr. Stanton (uncredited)
Dolores Castle ... Aristocratic Brazilian (uncredited)

George Chandler ... Ship's Valet (uncredited)

Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Martha Clemons ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Charles Cooley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Laura Corbay ... Gertrude - Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Ship's Barber (uncredited)
Delmar Costello ... Peasant (uncredited)
Lionel Dante ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Tom Dugan ... Barker (uncredited)

Ralph Dunn ... Meat Delivery Foreman (uncredited)
Rene Dussaq ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Jane Everett ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Ship Lounge Extra (uncredited)

Frank Ferguson ... Texas Posse Member (uncredited)
Robbie Franks ... Flower Girl (uncredited)
Jeanne Gail ... Girl (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Steward (uncredited)
Norma Gentner ... Passenger / Hula Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Gomez ... Roustabout (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Roustabout (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Sideshow Audience Member (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ... Barker (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Ship Lounge Extra (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst ... Barker (uncredited)

Tor Johnson ... Sandor (uncredited)
Lorna Jordon ... Carnival Girl (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Steward (uncredited)
Tommy Ladd ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Pat Lane ... Assistant Purser (uncredited)

George Lloyd ... Butcher (uncredited)

Babe London ... Woman (uncredited)
John Mallon ... Second Stampman / Maitre d' / Barker (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Farmer (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frederic Nay ... Barker (uncredited)
William Newell ... Meat Stamper (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Butcher (uncredited)
Patsy O'Byrne ... Charwoman (uncredited)
Stênio Osório ... Waiter (uncredited)
Byron Poindexter ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Barbara Pratt ... Airline Hostess (uncredited)
Pepito Pérez ... Dignified Gentleman (uncredited)
Renee Randall ... Pretty Girl (uncredited)
Marquita Rivera ... Lead Singer and Dancer (uncredited)

Julian Rivero ... Brazilian Manservant (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Brazilian Pilot (uncredited)

Raul Roulien ... Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ... Max - Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Rudolph Silva ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
George Sorel ... The Prefecto (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Buck (uncredited)
Rudolph Valentino ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Kathyrine Valk ... Spectator (uncredited)
Bonnie Vallarino ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Arthur Vallee ... Peasant (uncredited)
Tad Van Brunt ... Pilot (uncredited)
Joe Whitehead ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Harry Wiere ... One of the Wiere Brothers (uncredited)
Sylvester Wiere ... One of the Wiere Brothers (uncredited)
Duke York ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Kay Young ... Girl (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... Stevedore (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Z. McLeod 
Writing credits
Edmund Beloin (original story) and
Jack Rose (original story)

Edmund Beloin (screenplay) and
Jack Rose (screenplay)

Barney Dean  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Daniel Dare .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Rudolph .... assistant director
Sound Department
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
Howard Beals .... sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects (as Paul Lerpae)
Animation Department
Emery Hawkins .... animator: opening sequence (uncredited)
Jack Huber .... animator: opening sequence (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Johnny Burke .... lyrics by: new songs
Robert Emmett Dolan .... musical director
Joseph J. Lilley .... vocal arrangements
Troy Sanders .... music associate
Jimmy Van Heusen .... music by: new songs
Samuel Hoffman .... musician: theremin (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward H. Plumb .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Billy Daniel .... dances staged by
Bernard Pearce .... dances staged by
Louis Oliveira .... technical advisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1948) | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #12478) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Hiding in the lifeboat, Bob Hope is polishing his trumpet and says "You happy little Grable bait". Heartthrob Betty Grable married trumpeter Harry James in 1943.See more »
Continuity: The first time we see the aunt hypnotize Lucia, the shadow of her hand on Lucia is different between the wide shots and the close-ups.See more »
Hot Lips Barton:[Hanging off the high wire] Help! Help!
Hot Lips Barton:[Aside to camera] You know, this picture could end right here.
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Movie Connections:
References Road to Utopia (1945)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Your telling me, Your in the Groove Jackson, This is murder!, 21 January 2000
Author: yenlo from Auburn, Me

Another Road picture with Bob, Bing and Dorothy. As always there are moments of hilarity. This one is with the Wiere Brothers as non-English speaking street musicians who hook up with the gang. We first see the Wiere's putting on their music and dance routine in front of a small crowd. Then Bing gets them to join he and Bobs little combo. Bing teaches them a few words of English to get by. They encounter nightclub manager Nestor Paiva (Best known as Lucas from Creature from the Black Lagoon) and use their newfound language on him. Comedy is comedy now matter how old it is and this scene with the Wiere Brothers is still hilarious.

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