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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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Diane
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Dr. Zorbb
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Grand Lama
Alan Gifford ...
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Mr. Ahso
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Jhinnah
Robert Ayres ...
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Mei Ling ...
Ming Toy
Jacqueline Jones ...
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Yvonne Shima ...
Poon Soon
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Dorothy Lamour
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Storyline

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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The only Road movie not to be released by Paramount, it was released by United Artists. See more »

Goofs

Visiting a Tibetan monastery in 1962 would have been utterly impossible. Following the 1959 Tibetan revolt, Mao's Great Leap forward had the monasteries forcibly closed at the cost of up to 200,000 Tibetan lives and utterly isolated the entire country. See more »

Quotes

Diane: Trust me and you'll come to no harm.
Chester Babcock: Trust me and I make no promises.
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References South Pacific (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Not Be Sensible
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Bing Crosby and Joan Collins
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Laughed out loud!!
24 June 2012 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

One of my favourite of the road movies. The Peter Sellers "Indian Doctor" cameo is worth seeing all by itself. And then Hope and Crosby still had wonderful chemistry. Joan Collins is as beautiful as Elizabeth Taylor in her prime. The sequence -stolen from Chaplin's Modern Times- with the feeding matching is hilarious. It's just unfortunate that Bing's brother Norm could not have been more a part of this wonderful production. Bing's son Harry was cast briefly in the roll of a small baby camel but due to budget restrictions the part went to Trunk Davis. By the way the shots of Hong Kong early 1960s? Compared to now are shocking!


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