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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.

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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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


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The scenes of Melbourne shown at the beginning of the movie were shot from the Fire Tower on the corner of Victoria Parade and Gisborne Street. The Fire Tower is still there today, but the skyline of Melbourne has changed dramatically with the construction of some of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere. However you can make out the Victorian Parliament building and the Princess Theatre in Spring Street. See more »

Goofs

When the widowed ape is holding George (Crosby) in her lap, Crosby's socks switch between red in one shot and pale yellow in the next shot. Skipping back and forth - the scene must have been filmed over more than one day. See more »

Quotes

Princess Lala: [showing a portrait of a woman in regal dress] She was my mother, Queen Tama of Vaatu.
George Cochran: Hm, beautiful.
Princess Lala: [indicating the portrait next to it of a man in a kilt] And he was my father.
George Cochran: Didn't anybody in the family wear the pants?
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Referenced in Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) See more »

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Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
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This was the first Bob Hope movie I ever saw on TV, when I was a kid.
28 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

And, it was the only one of the "Road to..." movies that he and Bing Crosby ever did in Technicolor. The ad-libbed asides to the audience were something I had never seen or heard of before! Even more of a delightful surprise was the cameo appearance by General Burkhalter as a South Sea island chief!! The songs weren't bad, either. * "The Merry-Go-Run-Around" is probably my second-favorite song of Bob's. "Silver Bells" and "Thanks for the Memories" naturally tie for first-place.* With Bob having died this past Sunday, nostalgia channels like AMC and TCM will no doubt include this, and all his other films, in some kind of marathon movie memorial. *Which they really should have done BACK ON HIS CENTENNIAL!* Oh, well. Thanks to you, Bob, for all my merry, mirth-filled memories.


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