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Release Date:
8 April 1953 (France) See more »
TOGETHER AGAIN! the BEST and FUNNIEST "Road" Picture Yet!
Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure,love and trouble. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bing Crosby ... George Cochran

Bob Hope ... Harold Gridley

Dorothy Lamour ... Princess Lala

Murvyn Vye ... Ken Arok

Peter Coe ... Gung

Ralph Moody ... Bhoma Da

Leon Askin ... King Ramayana
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Ansara ... Guard (uncredited)
Besmark Auelua ... Lesser Priest (uncredited)

Humphrey Bogart ... Charlie Allnut (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pat Borella ... Dancer (uncredited)

Robert Cabal ... Native (uncredited)
Steve Calvert ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Herman Cantor ... Priest (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Handmaiden (uncredited)

Larry Chance ... Attendant (uncredited)
Leslie Charles ... Handmaiden (uncredited)

Barrie Chase ... Dancer / Handmaiden (uncredited)
Jack Claus ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Corbett ... Handmaiden (uncredited)

Harry Cording ... Verna's Father (uncredited)

Bob Crosby ... Bob Crosby (uncredited)

Patricia Dane ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Devi Dja ... Native Dancer (uncredited)
Shela Fritz ... Chief's Wife (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Eunice's Father (uncredited)

Bernie Gozier ... Bo Kassar (uncredited)
Jerry Groves ... Lesser Priest (uncredited)
My Lee Haulani ... Beautiful Girl in Basket (uncredited)

Carolyn Jones ... Eunice (uncredited)
Mary Kanae ... Old Crone (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ... Verna (uncredited)

Richard Keene ... Conductor (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Warrior (uncredited)
Kukhie Kuhns ... Fat Woman in Basket (uncredited)
Judy Landon ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Donald Lawton ... Employment Agent (uncredited)
Raymond Lee ... Boy (uncredited)
Bunny Lewbel ... Young Lala (uncredited)

Jerry Lewis ... Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)

Sylvia Lewis ... Temple Dancer (uncredited)
Luukia Luana ... Boy (uncredited)

Dean Martin ... Man in Lala's Dream (uncredited)
Charles Mauu ... Warrior (uncredited)
Patti McKay ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Allan Nixon ... Eunice's Brother (uncredited)
Betty Onge ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Satini Pualoa ... Warrior (uncredited)
Ethel K. Reiman ... Chief's Wife (uncredited)

Jane Russell ... Jane Russell (uncredited)
Irene K. Silva ... Chief's Wife (uncredited)

Bhogwan Singh ... Lesser Priest (uncredited)
Chanan Singh Sohi ... Lesser Priest (uncredited)
Larri Thomas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Kuka Tuima ... Warrior (uncredited)
Douglas Yorke ... Verna's Brother (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Walker 
Writing credits
Frank Butler (screenplay) &
Hal Kanter (screenplay) &
William Morrow (screenplay)

Frank Butler (story) and
Harry Tugend (story)

Produced by
Harry Tugend .... producer
Daniel Dare .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Joseph J. Lilley (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George Barnes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
Art Direction by
J. McMillan Johnson 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ross Dowd 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John R. Coonan .... assistant director
James A. Rosenberger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dorothea Holt .... illustrator
John L. Jensen .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound
Lewis Hoagland .... supervising sound editor
Gene Merritt .... sound
Jim Miller .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera: Technicolor
Loyal Griggs .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Johnny Burke .... new songs
Joseph J. Lilley .... musical director
Van Cleave .... special musical arrangements
Jimmy Van Heusen .... new songs (as James Van Heusen)
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Gus Levene .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles O'Curran .... musical numbers staged by
Erik Karsen Puhm .... commentary (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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91 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Jane Russell also played opposite\e Bob Hope in The Paleface (1948) and Son of Paleface (1952).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Although the ships' wheels are roped to the rudder and affixed to the deck strongly enough to withstand a storm, when their boat hit the rock, the wheel mounting falls to the side, clearly not attached to anything.See more »
Harold Gridley:Gridley, Harold Gridley- sportsman, raconteur, polo player, and all around good egg.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV)See more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Silly fun, 4 July 2004
Author: ctomvelu from usa

Not the boys' best, but hardly their worst. That honor falls to ROAD TO SINGAPORE, with ROAD TO HONG KONG a close second. In their only color ROAD outing, Bing and Bob end up in Bali by way of Australia (don't ask) and go deep-sea diving for lost treasure. Along the way they encounter sultry princess Dorothy Lamour, a boatload of bad guys and a giant squid. The film gets sillier and progressively less funny as it goes along, but it also contains some priceless bits (check out the flute-playing segment and the boys singing and dancing in kilts) and terrific cameos (Jerry Lewis even pops in for a second or two). I suspect no one under 30 is going to give a good goddam about these now-creaky ROAD pictures and their long-dead stars, and all the reputed ad-libbing they did. For those who have faint interest in Hope and Crosby, I would recommend one of the following flicks to see how funny these guys could truly be: ROAD TO MOROCCO, ROAD TO UTOPIA or ROAD TO RIO, in that order. By the way, ROAD TO BALI has just been reissued as part of a series of classic out-of-copyright flicks that are going for $1.50 apiece and are available in many discount and drug chains -- and which is how I happened to see this film again after many years.

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