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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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Cast

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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
Alan Gifford ...
American Official
Michele Mok ...
Mr. Ahso
Katya Douglas ...
3rd Echelon Receptionist
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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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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

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

Goofs

In the opening musical sequence, title cards for the previous "Road" movies appear, but all are incorrect in that they prepend "The" to the title. Only this movie actually has "The" at the beginning of the title. See more »

Quotes

Harry Turner: How do we get out of here?
Diane: The submarine. I can handle it.
Chester Babcock: I know. I read the script.
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Connections

Featured in Hearts and Minds (1974) 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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An OK movie.
3 March 2001 | by (Downers Grove, Il) – See all my reviews

The Road to Hong Kong was the last and least of the Hope-Crosby Road pictures but that still made this a funny movie.Hope and Crosby are con men who get involved accidentally with international spies. Some of the humor could be considered "politically incorrect" in this era but the rest is typical Road picture. Joan Collins takes over the Dorothy Lamour role and doesn't quite have the talent for it especially when compared to Ms. Lamour who makes a cameo in the movie. Peter Sellers is not to be missed,however.His cameo as the Indian neurologist is one of the funniest scenes in any movie.

I can't strongly recommend this movie,but if you like the other Road pictures or are a Peter Sellers fan you will want to check this out.


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