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Road to Morocco (1942)

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Frank Butler (original screenplay), Don Hartman (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Jeff Peters
Bob Hope ... Orville 'Turkey' Jackson / Aunt Lucy
Dorothy Lamour ... Princess Shalmar
Anthony Quinn ... Mullay Kasim
Dona Drake ... Mihirmah
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Hyder Khan
Mikhail Rasumny ... Ahmed Fey
George Givot ... Neb Jolla
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Storyline

Jeff and Turkey, two wild and crazy guys adrift on a raft in the Mediterranean, are cast away on a desert shore and hop a convenient camel to an Arabian Nights city where Turkey soon finds himself sold as a slave...to luscious Princess Shalmar of Karameesh. Naturally, Jeff would like to rescue Turkey from this "dire" fate, even if it means taking his place! But they haven't figured on virile desert chieftain Mullay Kassim, who has designs on the princess himself... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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You'll Shriek At These Shieks! . . . trying the double - Oh! on Sheikess Dorothy Lamour!


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anthony Quinn returns as the villain. He is the only actor, apart from the three leads, to play a similar character in two separate "Road" pictures, making him a semi-regular. He first appeared as Caesar in Road to Singapore (1940). See more »

Goofs

Kasim is told about the prophecy that Princess Shankar's first husband will die in a week, so then he agrees to let Orville marry her first. Yet when Jeffrey is about to marry the Princess, Kasim is mad and tries to stop it so he can marry her. Kasim was never told of the mistake in the prophecy. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Peters: Turkey, from now on you're sacred.
Turkey Jackson: What do you mean, sacred?
Jeff Peters: You just became a full-blooded American idiot.
Turkey Jackson: No, you do it! Who's gonna believe *I'm* an idiot?
Jeff Peters: Will you look at the head start you got?
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Connections

Followed by Road to Rio (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Aladdin's Daughter
(1942)
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
(Written for the movie but not used)
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Don't Take It Seriously
2 December 2002 | by mgirlSee all my reviews

The Road to Morocco is the best of Crosby/Hope road movies, in my humble opinion. Yes, the plot is paper thin, but the comedy and self-deprecating humor is there. Much of the comedy is slapstick, but this is a movie that's not afraid to say "It's just a movie, don't take it seriously." In the first song, Crosby and Hope allude to it being just another road movie. Naturally they'll meet Dorothy Lamour, and they have nothing to fear, because Paramount will protect them. This is not a movie to have a serious, philosophical discussion about. This is a movie to pop into the VCR on a Saturday night and forget about your worries.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sedução de Marrocos See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,626,400
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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