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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?

The sixth of the seven Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour "Road" films.See more »
Continuity: When George, Harold and Lala are chased away from the African Queen by the tiger, Lala has flowers at the back of her hair. When they entered the village in the next shot, the flower display is over Lala's right ear.See more »
[George and Princess Lala pull Harold down]
Harold Gridley:This is the sloppiest hanging I ever attended!
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27 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Ad-libbed, 23 March 2004
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

From the very first Road picture Hope and Crosby were known for their ad-libbing. In fact when they guested on each other's shows the two of them would take the script and insert some of their own lines to try and catch the other off-guard.

In this Road picture I will swear that the moment the boys and Dotty Lamour were washed ashore on the proverbial south sea island, the picture is one long ad-lib. I am sure the director said, here's the plot situation just make it up as you go. It's got that kind of spontaneity.

Look for 'guest' appearances by Jane Russell, Humphrey Bogart, Martin and Lewis and Bob Crosby in this wacky romp.

Says Dotty: "I love you Bob, I love you Bing, my heart's in a real wing ding." So do we all.

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