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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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Trivia

Jane Russell also played opposite Bob Hope in The Paleface (1948) and Son of Paleface (1952). See more »

Goofs

A man throws a boomerang at Hope and Crosby, Hope catches it then it's seen in the man's hand again. See more »

Quotes

Bob Crosby: [Man in safari clothes with a rifle wanders into scene] HI!
George Cochran: Hi, go ahead!
Bob Crosby: [Raises rifle and fires into the air] Thank you!
George Cochran: OK.
[Man exits scene]
Princess Lala: Who was that?
George Cochran: That's my brother Bob, I promised him a shot in the picture.
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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

Featured in American Masters: This Is Bob Hope... (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

MOON FLOWERS
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Dorothy Lamour
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Fun with Hope & Crosby
31 August 2003 | by willramsSee all my reviews

I like all of the Hope and Crosby road pictures even if they were kind of silly. I grew up with them; even saw Hope on stage at the Palace Theater in Cleveland, Ohio in the old vaudeville days (they also had a picture show). Anyhow, as simple as they were, they were funny in their own way, and I loved Crosby singing, and Dorothy Lamour's vocaling in amour! Saw The Road to Bali on the tube AMC for the umpteenth time, and still enjoyed it; as usual the music is great, and the boys really didn't know how to end it! 6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Road to Hollywood See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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