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Release Date:
22 May 1962 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The last of the red hot Lamas!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Syd Cain obituary
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Syd Cain, James Bond Art Director, Dead At Age 93
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bing Crosby ... Harry Turner

Bob Hope ... Chester Babcock

Joan Collins ... Diane

Robert Morley ... Leader of the 3rd Echelon

Walter Gotell ... Dr. Zorbb
Felix Aylmer ... Grand Lama
Alan Gifford ... American official
Michele Mok ... Mr. Ahso
Katya Douglas ... 3rd Echelon receptionist
Roger Delgado ... Jhinnah
Robert Ayres ... American official
Mei Ling ... Ming Toy
Jacqueline Jones ... Blonde at airport
Yvonne Shima ... Poon Soon

Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Cameo Appearance (scenes deleted)

Pat O'Brien ... Chinese restaurateur
Irving Allan ... Nubian at Lamasary (uncredited)
April Ashley ... (uncredited)
Harry Baird ... Nubian at Lamasary (uncredited)
Camilla Brockman ... (uncredited)
Victor Brooks ... Leader's Man (uncredited)

Edwina Carroll ... (uncredited)
Jerry Colonna ... Man Looking for a Match (uncredited)
John Dearth ... Leader's Man (uncredited)
Rosendo Fortes ... Joan Collins' hotel doorman (uncredited)
Robin Hughes ... American Official (uncredited)
Lier Hwang ... (uncredited)
Dave King ... Chinese Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
Jacqueline Leigh ... (uncredited)

Simon Levy ... Servant (uncredited)
Peter Madden ... Lama (Slim) (uncredited)
Lena Margo ... (uncredited)

Dean Martin ... The 'Grape' on Plutomium (uncredited)
John McCarthy ... Messenger (uncredited)
Bill Nagy ... Agent (uncredited)

David Niven ... Lama, remembering Lady Chatterly's Lover (uncredited)
Roy Patrick ... Leader's Man (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... Man (uncredited)
David Randall ... Leader's Man (uncredited)

Peter Sellers ... Indian Neurologist (uncredited)
Julian Sherrier ... Doctor (uncredited)
Sein Short ... (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... Astronaut (uncredited)

Frank Sinatra ... The 'Twig' on Plutomium (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... Photographer at Calcutta Airport (uncredited)
Diane C. Valentine ... (uncredited)
Sheree Winton ... (uncredited)
Michael Wynne ... Leader's Man (uncredited)
Zoe Zephyr ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Panama 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Melvin Frank 
Norman Panama 

Produced by
Melvin Frank .... producer
William Kirby .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Farnon 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Osbiston 
John C. Smith 
John Victor-Smith 
 
Casting by
Sally Nicholl (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Roger K. Furse 
 
Art Direction by
Syd Cain 
William Hutchinson 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurice Fowler 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
David Aylott .... makeup artist
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Joyce James .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Joan White .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bluey Hill .... assistant director
Edward Dorian .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gordon Gilbert .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ken Softley .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Brian Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sidney Braham .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Cartwright .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ted Clements .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ted Clements .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Dukelow .... construction manager (uncredited)
Basil Mannin .... set dresser (uncredited)
Terry Parr .... set dresser (uncredited)
Harry Phipps .... construction manager (uncredited)
James Sawyer .... set designer (uncredited)
Joel Schiller .... assistant production designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... sound
Red Law .... sound recordist
Lee Doig .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jimmy Dooley .... sound (uncredited)
Peter Dukelow .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jimmy Harris .... special effects
Garth Inns .... special effects
Curly Nelhams .... special effects
Ted Samuels .... special effects
Wally Veevers .... special effects
 
Stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator
Bobby Murrell .... gaffer
James Devis .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Frank Howard .... camera grip (uncredited)
Ted Reed .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Bob Godfrey .... animator
Keith Learner .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernie Farrer .... wardrober (uncredited)
Mrs. Fei .... costumer (uncredited)
May Walding .... wardrober (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joan Morduch .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Ray Thorne .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Farnon .... musical director
Douglas Gamley .... music associate
Bill McGuffie .... music associate
Douglas Gamley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ted Reed .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Baker .... choreographer
Maurice Binder .... title designer
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Sheila Meyers .... choreographer
Inez Easton .... location manager (uncredited)
Angela Martelli .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jilda Smith .... secretary to Mr Panama (uncredited)
 

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USA:91 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Bob Hope's character Chester Babcock is named after composer Jimmy Van Heusen who was born Edward Chester Babcock. Van Heusen wrote "Warmer Than A Whisper", which Dorothy Lamour performs in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: 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:
Chester Babcock:Hey, we're UNDER water! That's the ocean!
Harry Turner:So?
Chester Babcock:So? We spring a little leak, we'll drown.
Harry Turner:Well, you don't have to worry. You got a built-in snorkel.
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Movie Connections:
References The World of Suzie Wong (1960)See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Road to Obsolescence, 29 December 2003
Author: CheyenneWY from Cheyenne, WY

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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