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|On the Road With Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Collection |
Road to Singapore/Road to Zanzibar/Road to Morocco/Road to Utopia
Actors: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Dona Drake
Directors: David Butler, Hal Walker, Victor Schertzinger
Genres: Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts
They are some of the best-loved film comedies ever created. Now, four of the most popular "Road" pictures, starring the unbeatable screen duo of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, are here together in this deluxe DVD collection. ... more »
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Michael S. from MASSAPEQUA PK, NY
Reviewed on 1/5/2010...
The best comedy team of all time. Hope, Crosby and Lamour bring good wholesome laughs that will last century after century.
A Great Set
Matthew Comegys | Ueda, Nagano, Japan | 08/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't like classic comedy, you're not going to like this either. But for me, this is my first stop when I need to take a break from the Marx Brothers (who I watch way too much). These films are exhibit A for Bob Hope's comedic talents, and Bing's cooler than you or I will ever be. Plus with Bing around, I'm actually happy to listen when the songs come, which is not the case for most 30's and 40's Hollywood films. Morocco is my favorite, but any of these four films can brighten a dark day. There are a few decent extras on this set, and for $20 it's a steal. If you're willing to watch a comedy made before "Animal House," you should go ahead and take the plunge into Hope and Crosby's world."
Patty-Cake, Patty-Cake, Baker's Man...
Matthew Comegys | 05/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! The first four Hope and Crosby road pics on one DVD! What can you say? The first two, ROAD TO SINGAPORE and ROAD TO ZANZIBAR (though still funny) are still trying to flesh out the chemistry of the duo and the two actors adhere to the scripts. Then, they hit their stride of hilarity and break out in ROAD TO MORROCCO and continues in ROAD TO UTOPIA. However, in ROAD TO ZANZIBAR evidence of what is to come in Hope and Crosby's future pairings comes near the end of the film. The two are captured by cannibals in Africa and are tested to see if they are gods (sort of a variation of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING). Hope's character is forced to wrestle a gorilla in a caged match. This is very funny as Hope shows his ability for physical comedy. Then, the climax is when they are about to be literally cooked for dinner. They use their patented "patty-cake" routine to escape from the cannibals. This is even more hilarious than the gorilla scene. Then, in ROAD TO MOROCCO, the famous ad-libbing and rapid fire delivery of dialogue is apparent and the film is zany from beginning to end as the duo are involved with a Moroccan Princess (Dorothy Lamour) and an angry Shiek (Anthony Quinn). Then, in ROAD TO UTOPIA the two go to Alaska for the gold rush and get involved in a case of mistaken identity. Overall, the four films showcase one of the great pairings in the history of entertainment and some of the funniest and successful film franchises. The DVD package has little extras except for a couple of sing-along features and liner notes, but having the four films on one disc at a price lower than some other collection discs is worth it."
Great Collection, But Where Are the Other Three?
Ohio Guy | Springfield, OH United States | 06/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection of the first four Road pictures is well worth having. The picture quality is excellent and all four films are loaded on one double-sided disc. But where are the remaining three Road pictures? This would have made the ultimate Road collection. Disappointing."