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Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 8 April 1953 (France)
Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.

Director:

Hal Walker

Writers:

Frank Butler (screenplay), Hal Kanter (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... George Cochran
Bob Hope ... Harold Gridley
Dorothy Lamour ... Princess Lala
Murvyn Vye ... Ken Arok
Peter Coe ... Gung
Ralph Moody ... Bhoma Da
Leon Askin ... King Ramayana
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Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive produces a chest of priceless jewels which arouses the less romantic interest of some shady locals. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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TOGETHER AGAIN!...in the BEST and FUNNIEST "Road" Picture Yet!


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Trivia

In her 1980 autobiography, "My Side of the Road," (co-written with Dick McInnes), Dorothy Lamour relates how disappointed she was at not being asked to sing on the Decca album, which re-created the film score in the recording studio. Her umbrage was largely in response to learning that it was Bing Crosby himself who recruited Peggy Lee to replace her. See more »

Goofs

When Lala comes ashore after the shipwreck, her dress is torn but reaches to mid-calf or lower. Later when they arrive at the abandoned hut, the dress is now mid-thigh length. See more »

Quotes

Harold Gridley: [Caught in an animal trap and suspended in the air] Get me down! My brain's rushing to my head.
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Crazy Credits

In the end, Harold Gridley is trying to get rid of the "The End" text, but it wouldn't go away. When it faded to black it reads "Positively The End". See more »

Connections

References Rain (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

TO SEE YOU
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Forgot Bogie!
12 December 2008 | by kevintdohertySee all my reviews

One of the actors making a cameo in Road to Bali is missing from the credit list--Humphrey Bogart! Bogie is seen pulling "The African Queen" through the marsh just as he did in the movie "The African Queen"! This film is full of site gags like the earlier Road pics, including Martin and Lewis in a dream and Bing's brother Bob shooting wild game! There have been various versions of this film released on video. TCM just showed a great copy in its original form with the Paramount logo. Earlier versions had cut the logo. This film must have fallen into public domain since it was produced by Bing (and Bob?) and only released by Paramount. The interesting thing about the new TCM version is that it has an early-'50s Columbia logo at the start! They must have gained access to it as the did Road to Rio years earlier.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Road to Hollywood See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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