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Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 22 March 1940 (USA)
Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

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Don Hartman (screen play), Frank Butler (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Joshua 'Josh' Mallon V
Dorothy Lamour ... Mima
Bob Hope ... Ace Lannigan
Charles Coburn ... Joshua Mallon IV
Judith Barrett ... Gloria Wycott
Anthony Quinn ... Caesar
Jerry Colonna ... Achilles Bombanassa
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Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

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Ready For Fun . . Fight . . or a South Seas Romance . . . ! They find them all on the . . .


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Esperanto

Release Date:

22 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beach of Dreams See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The second proposed title, "Road to Mandalay," was changed because it was thought that Singapore sounded more exotic. There was also a popular song titled "Mandalay" and the producers wanted to avoid any confusion. See more »

Goofs

Mima's guitar can be heard throughout "Sweet Potato Piper", even when she's not playing it. See more »

Quotes

Ace Lannigan: I just want you to stand there and admire me for a while. I just got an idea that's gonna make us a fortune. I don't know how I do it.
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Soundtracks

Too Romantic
(1940)
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by James V. Monaco
Performed by Bing Crosby (uncredited) and Dorothy Lamour (uncredited)
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not the best entry in the series, but it's the one that started it all
17 August 2002 | by ajdagreatSee all my reviews

I love the "Road" series (I've seen all except "Zanzibar"), and I'm glad that someone saw the potential to become a great series that "Road to Singapore" had. I might not have seen this potential from the first film; the jokes were weaker and sparser than some of their later work. But many of the jokes were funny, and they even worked some drama in there, something missing from their later films; you can decide for yourself if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It's worth checking out, but see "Morocco" and "Utopia" first (and maybe "Zanzibar").


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