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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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Leader of the 3rd Echelon
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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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American Official
Mei Ling ...
Ming Toy
Jacqueline Jones ...
Blonde at Airport
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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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22 May 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Goofs

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

Indian Neurologist: [examining Chester] Ugh!
Harry Turner: What is it, Doctor?
Indian Neurologist: Terrible heartburn. Oh, dear, put too much curry in my corn flakes, you understand.
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Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Dorothy Lamour
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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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