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The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  22 May 1962 (USA)
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Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

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Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into international intrigue, trying to stay alive while keeping the formula out of enemy hands. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The last of the red hot Lamas!

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22 May 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A caminho de Hong Kong  »

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Trivia

In joke: Peter Sellers sings a few bars of "Thanks for the memory", Bob Hope's theme song. See more »

Goofs

As Harry and Chester are going into the basement of the head spy, Chester's hat is lifted off his head by a very visible wire. See more »

Quotes

Chester Babcock: No, I can see the tears forming in your wallet.
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The Road to Hong Kong
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
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The Road to Obsolescence
29 December 2003 | by (Cheyenne, WY) – See all my reviews

Someone remarked that the boys in their 60's were too old to be on adventures, and should be in retirement homes instead. I would hate to be that person's parents if he/she believes that people in their 60's belong in retirement homes! You're never too old for goofy adventures.

As it happens, H&C were 59 when they did this final Road picture, and it was definitely not their best work. The plot is even thinner than previous farces without the superb timing and camaraderie we associate with the two.

Far sadder is the way they ditched their witty and lovely partner Dorothy Lamour for a girl half their age; Joan Collins was 29 when she scampered around with the pair. This is a painful mirror of our society's tacit approval for older men to dump their wives for a younger model.

By far the funniest scene features Peter Sellers as a ditzy neurologist.


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