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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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Trivia

The only Road movie not to be released by Paramount, it was released by United Artists. See more »

Goofs

The wanted flier on Chester and Harry lists Harry's eye color as brown. The Road to Honk Kong (in black and white) follows The Road to Bali (in color) where Harry's blue eyes (Bing Crosby's natural color) may have been noticed. See more »

Quotes

Harry Turner: Chester, I give you my SOLEMN word. THIS time it's not dangerous.
Chester Babcock: Not dangerous?
Harry Turner: No.
Chester Babcock: That's what 'cha said when you shot me out of a cannon, when you dropped me in a tank with an octopus, when you had me wrestle a gorilla. It's not dangerous! I'm not goin'. I'm through. I've had it. So forget it, *Charly*!
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Teamwork
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
Also performed by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Joan Collins
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A fond farewell
8 October 2009 | by horrorfilmxSee all my reviews

There are no bad ROAD movies, and I do not except this one from that statement. As someone once said of the Marx Brothers film AT THE CIRCUS (and I paraphrase) in the career of any other comedy team this picture would be considered a classic. It not only holds its own with the rest of the series but I actually prefer it to ROAD TO RIO, which (while still adhering to the Road Rule stated above) always seemed like the weakest of the series to me. It's funny the reasons some other posters have given for not liking the film: It looks like it was made in the Sixties (it was), the stars looks like they're nearing their sixties (they were, and so what?), it's not as funny as the others in the series (in any given horse race one horse will come in last, but he still had to be pretty damn good to get into the race in the first place). And nobody seems to much like Joan Collins. Well, she was gorgeous and a competent enough actress and in a movie like this who cares anyway? It's Bob and Bing's movie and despite what anyone says they prove they've still got the goods and deliver them with ease. I say quit carping and enjoy.


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