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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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George Cochran
Harold Gridley
Princess Lala
Ken Arok
Bhoma Da
King Ramayana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guard (uncredited)
Besmark Auelua ...
Lesser Priest (uncredited)
Charlie Allnut (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Pat Borella ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Native (uncredited)
Steve Calvert ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Herman Cantor ...
Priest (uncredited)
Sue Casey ...
Handmaiden (uncredited)
Attendant (uncredited)
Leslie Charles ...
Handmaiden (uncredited)
Dancer / Handmaiden (uncredited)
Jack Claus ...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Corbett ...
Handmaiden (uncredited)
Verna's Father (uncredited)
Bob Crosby (uncredited)
Handmaiden (uncredited)
Devi Dja ...
Native Dancer (uncredited)
Shela Fritz ...
Chief's Wife (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ...
Eunice's Father (uncredited)
Bo Kassar (uncredited)
Jerry Groves ...
Lesser Priest (uncredited)
My Lee Haulani ...
Beautiful Girl in Basket (uncredited)
Eunice (uncredited)
Mary Kanae ...
Old Crone (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ...
Verna (uncredited)
Conductor (uncredited)
Warrior (uncredited)
Kukhie Kuhns ...
Fat Woman in Basket (uncredited)
Judy Landon ...
Handmaiden (uncredited)
Donald Lawton ...
Employment Agent (uncredited)
Raymond Lee ...
Boy (uncredited)
Bunny Lewbel ...
Young Lala (uncredited)
Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)
Temple Dancer (uncredited)
Luukia Luana ...
Boy (uncredited)
Man in Lala's Dream (uncredited)
Charles Mauu ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Patti McKay ...
Handmaiden (uncredited)
Allan Nixon ...
Eunice's Brother (uncredited)
Betty Onge ...
Handmaiden (uncredited)
Satini Pualoa ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Ethel K. Reiman ...
Chief's Wife (uncredited)
Jane Russell (uncredited)
Irene K. Silva ...
Chief's Wife (uncredited)
Lesser Priest (uncredited)
Chanan Singh Sohi ...
Lesser Priest (uncredited)
Dancer (uncredited)
Kuka Tuima ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Douglas Yorke ...
Verna's Brother (uncredited)

Directed by

Hal Walker

Written by

Frank Butler ... (screenplay) &
Hal Kanter ... (screenplay) &
William Morrow ... (screenplay)
Frank Butler ... (story) and
Harry Tugend ... (story)

Produced by

Harry Tugend ... producer
Daniel Dare ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Joseph J. Lilley ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

George Barnes ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Archie Marshek

Art Direction by

J. McMillan Johnson
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by

Sam Comer
Ross Dowd

Costume Design by

Edith Head

Makeup Department

Wally Westmore ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

John R. Coonan ... assistant director
James A. Rosenberger ... second assistant director

Art Department

Dorothea Holt ... illustrator
John L. Jensen ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

John Cope ... sound
Lewis Hoagland ... supervising sound editor
Gene Merritt ... sound
Jim Miller ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

Farciot Edouart ... process photography
Gordon Jennings ... special photographic effects
Paul K. Lerpae ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera: Technicolor
Loyal Griggs ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

Johnny Burke ... new songs
Joseph J. Lilley ... musical director
Van Cleave ... special musical arrangements
Jimmy Van Heusen ... new songs (as James Van Heusen)
Gerard Carbonara ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Gus Levene ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Van Cleave ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

Charles O'Curran ... musical numbers staged by
Erik Karsen Puhm ... commentary (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines TOGETHER AGAIN! the BEST and FUNNIEST "Road" Picture Yet! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • The Road to Hollywood (United States)
  • En route vers Bali (France)
  • Bal à Bali (France)
  • Ein verrückter Trip nach Bali (Germany)
  • Camino a Bali (Spain)
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  • 91 min
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Did You Know?

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 George and Harold meet Lala, Harold's coat is held on his right shoulder. But, between shots, Harold appears holding the coat in front of himself. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The One and Only Bing (1963). See more »
Soundtracks CHICAGO STYLE See more »
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 »
Quotes [One of the film's many cameos]
Princess Lala: Look!
George Cochran: The African Queen! Humphrey Bogart?
Harold Gridley: Boy, is he lost!
George Cochran: Hey! Hey, Bogie!
[All three run toward Bogart]
Harold Gridley: Hey, jungle fever! That's what we got. That was just a mirage!
George Cochran: Oh yeah? What about this?
[Holding up a trophy]
George Cochran: Humphrey Bogart's Academy Award!
Harold Gridley: An Oscar! Gimme that, you got one. Friends, this is a great occasion, me receiving this Academy Award. And I'd like to say a word...
[roar from offstage]
George Cochran: Run!
Harold Gridley: That's the word!
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