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The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 22 May 1962 (USA)
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
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American Official
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Mr. Ahso
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Jhinnah
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Poon Soon
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Dorothy Lamour
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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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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22 May 1962 (USA)  »

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A caminho de Hong Kong  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The long nonsense word that Peter Sellers says during his scene is actually the name of a Welsh town, known for being the longest place name anywhere: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. See more »

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Neither Chester nor Diane ever give the hotel's name. There is no explanation how she could have found their hotel after their return from Tibet. See more »

Quotes

Harry Turner: [hands Chester a hand mirror] Who's that?
Chester Babcock: [seeing his reflection] I don't know, but gimme a stick and I'll kill it.
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 1 April 1962 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A fond farewell
8 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are no bad ROAD movies, and I do not except this one from that statement. As someone once said of the Marx Brothers film AT THE CIRCUS (and I paraphrase) in the career of any other comedy team this picture would be considered a classic. It not only holds its own with the rest of the series but I actually prefer it to ROAD TO RIO, which (while still adhering to the Road Rule stated above) always seemed like the weakest of the series to me. It's funny the reasons some other posters have given for not liking the film: It looks like it was made in the Sixties (it was), the stars looks like they're nearing their sixties (they were, and so what?), it's not as funny as the others in the series (in any given horse race one horse will come in last, but he still had to be pretty damn good to get into the race in the first place). And nobody seems to much like Joan Collins. Well, she was gorgeous and a competent enough actress and in a movie like this who cares anyway? It's Bob and Bing's movie and despite what anyone says they prove they've still got the goods and deliver them with ease. I say quit carping and enjoy.


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