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Road to Singapore (1940)

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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Storyline

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

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

During a lunch break, Bob Hope threw a handful of the soap suds at Dorothy Lamour and soon Bing Crosby became involved. The fight ended when Lamour cornered Hope and Crosby and threw all she had at them. The director was not particularly pleased because it would take hours to repair their hair, makeup, and clothing. See more »

Goofs

In one of the opening shots of the ship coming into port, the smoke from factories along the shore is moving backwards into the smokestacks. See more »

Quotes

Ace Lannigan: I need some air.
Joshua Mallon IV: The night air is bad for you junior, back in the net.
Ace Lannigan: Yeah, now I know how a salmon feels.
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Connections

Referenced in Road to Rio (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Potato Piper
(1940)
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by James V. Monaco
Performed by Bing Crosby (uncredited), Dorothy Lamour (uncredited) and Bob Hope (uncredited)
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Road to Riches
11 November 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Avoiding arranged marriages, shipping heir Bing Crosby (as Joshua "Josh" Mallon) and carefree pal Bob Hope (as "Ace" Lannigan) run away to Singapore. They swear off work and women, and then find both in pretty native Dorothy Lamour (as Mima). Eventually, the men begin falling in love with Ms. Lamour, and she likes them both. They work out attractions while getting into local trouble. This was the first in an initially unplanned series of "Road to…" pictures starring Mr. Hope and Mr. Crosby, with Lamour adding the necessary sex appeal. Proving himself handy with a bull whip is handsome young Anthony Quinn (as Caesar). The pleasant soundtrack hit is Crosby's "I'm Too Romantic". An obvious screen chemistry multiplied the co-stars' individual appeal.

***** Road to Singapore (3/14/40) Victor Schertzinger ~ Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn


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