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The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 22 May 1962 (USA)
Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

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Norman Panama
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Harry Turner
Bob Hope ... Chester Babcock
Joan Collins ... Diane
Robert Morley ... Leader of the 3rd Echelon
Walter Gotell ... Dr. Zorbb
Felix Aylmer ... Grand Lama
Alan Gifford ... American Official
Michel Mok Michel Mok ... Undetermined Role (as Michele Mok)
Katya Douglas Katya Douglas ... 3rd Echelon Receptionist
Roger Delgado ... Jhinnah
Robert Ayres ... American Official
Mei Ling Mei Ling ... Ming Toy
Jacqueline Jones ... Blonde at Airport
Yvonne Shima Yvonne Shima ... Poon Soon
Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour
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Storyline

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into international intrigue, trying to stay alive while keeping the formula out of enemy hands. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The last of the red hot Lamas!

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A caminho de Hong Kong See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Melnor Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bob Hope's and Bing Crosby's final Road movie. Two years after Crosby's death, Hope announced the possibility (in earnest) of doing "The Road to the Fountain of Youth" with George Burns, but nothing came of it. See more »

Goofs

The criminal wanted flier on Chester and Harry lists Chester's birth date as May 3, 1921, and his age as 39. The flier is dated May 18, 1961 - half a month past Chester's birthday - which would make his age 40, not 39. See more »

Quotes

Chester Babcock: [espying Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra] The Italians have landed!
Harry Turner: That's the grape and the twig, isn't is?
Chester Babcock: Yeah, and they got the bar open.
Harry Turner: Let's break it up.
Chester Babcock: Those tourists.
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Connections

Follows Road to Morocco (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

The Road to Hong Kong
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
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Laughed out loud!!
24 June 2012 | by TashtagoSee all my reviews

One of my favourite of the road movies. The Peter Sellers "Indian Doctor" cameo is worth seeing all by itself. And then Hope and Crosby still had wonderful chemistry. Joan Collins is as beautiful as Elizabeth Taylor in her prime. The sequence -stolen from Chaplin's Modern Times- with the feeding matching is hilarious. It's just unfortunate that Bing's brother Norm could not have been more a part of this wonderful production. Bing's son Harry was cast briefly in the roll of a small baby camel but due to budget restrictions the part went to Trunk Davis. By the way the shots of Hong Kong early 1960s? Compared to now are shocking!


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