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Road Show (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Music | 26 May 1941 (Portugal)
Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There ... See full summary »

Director:

Hal Roach

Writers:

Eric Hatch (from the novel by), Arnold Belgard (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adolphe Menjou ... Colonel Carleton Carroway
Carole Landis ... Penguin Moore
John Hubbard ... Drogo Gaines
Charles Butterworth ... Harry Whitman
Patsy Kelly ... Jinx
George E. Stone ... Indian
Margaret Roach ... Priscilla
Polly Ann Young ... Helen Newton
Edward Norris ... Ed Newton
Marjorie Woodworth ... Alice
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Newton
Willie Best ... Willie
The Charioteers The Charioteers ... The Charioteers
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Storyline

Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There he befriends Colonel Carraway, and together they escape, catching a ride with a beautiful blonde who proves to be Penguin Moore, carnival owner. The adventures of Drogo and the Colonel with Moore's Carnival are replete with Hal Roach slapstick. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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MORE GIRLS * GAGS GAIETY AND TUNES THAT EVER BLITZKRIEG'D THE SCREEN! (original herald-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 28 August 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), and in Detroit Sunday 28 November 1948 on WWJ (Channel 4) as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. It first aired in Boston Sunday 26 June 1949 on WBZ (Channel 4), and in Atlanta Sunday 28 August 1949 on WSB (Channel 8). See more »

Quotes

Penguin Moore: Don't you think you've raised the prices too much?
Colonel Carleton Carroway: Too much? Why these people couldn't have a good time unless they paid too much.
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Connections

Featured in Bamboozled (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Waves
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by George Stoll
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Road Show review
9 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

With the help of the eccentric Captain Calloway, a millionaire escapes from the asylum to which he was committed by his jilted bride-to-be and falls in with a travelling circus. A modest but enjoyable Hal Roach comedy in which anonymous leading man John Hubbard largely plays second fiddle to lead support, Adolphe Menjou. Hubbard's reaction when coming face-to-face with a lion is priceless, however...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1941 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Anda Tudo Doido See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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