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Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 8 April 1953 (France)
Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure,love and trouble.

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Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive produces a chest of priceless jewels which arouses the less romantic interest of some shady locals. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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TOGETHER AGAIN!...in the BEST and FUNNIEST "Road" Picture Yet!


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In the movie, Bing Crosby makes reference to the Pittsburgh Pirates, of which he was a minority owner, and also mentions the Cleveland Indians. See more »

Goofs

When they are on the island, Lala has no flower in her hair, then flowers at the back of her ponytail and then a big flower on the side of her head - it keeps changing. Also, her skirt is quite long up until the time the crocodile is after Bob Hope in the pond. But in the next scene, her skirt is about thigh-high. See more »

Quotes

[Harold has been caught in a tree snare, proving the island is inhabited]
George Cochran: I wonder what the locals are like?
Princess Lala: I hope they're not cannibals or headhunters!
Harold Gridley: I hope they're orange pickers, I want to get out of this tree!
George Cochran: Oh, stop squawking, you'll fall off when you're ripe!
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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CHICAGO STYLE
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
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Look at those girls!

The jokes just keep on coming in this 'Road movie'. There are so many gags here, you'll have to watch this film more than once to get them all. Although the story is very simple, the sets, the girls and especially the amazing Technicolor is a treat to watch. The Road To Bali is the medicine for a grey day!


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