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Road to Morocco
Road to Morocco
Actors: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Dona Drake
Director: David Butler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
NR     2002     1hr 23min

Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in a laugh a minute Comedy. Great Family Fun!!


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Actors: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Dona Drake
Director: David Butler
Creators: Buddy G. DeSylva, Paul Jones, Arthur Phillips, Barney Dean, Don Hartman, Erik Charell, Frank Butler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Classics, Family Films
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/05/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1942
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1942
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Donna E. from RADFORD, VA
Reviewed on 10/18/2008...
Lots of fun from two classic comedy actors who never took themselves very seriously. Add to this Dorothy Lamour and songs and dancing and you have a good, entertaining movie

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An outrageously original and sensationally surreal comedy!
Brendan Roberts | GEELONG, Victoria Australia | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The classic 1942 comedy "Road to Moroco", the 3rd in the "Road" series, starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. This is my favourite- great songs and zany comedy. Decades before Monty Python, the top-of-their-tree talents combined here created an outrageously original and sensationally surreal comedy! Crosby and Hope were two of the biggest box-office draws at the time, and they enjoy themselves immensely in "Morocco", with in-jokes aplenty (they even make fun of the Road series itself!) and double-and-triple crosses in abundance, as they try to get themselves out of trouble and into romance, Bing the smooth, crooning charmer and Bob the cowardly (but loveable) wanna-be. Dottie is beautiful as ever, as are the sets and the support cast includes a menacing Anthony Quinn. The Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Huesen score includes "Road to Morocco" (Bob and Bing on a camel- "Where we're goin', why we're goin', how can we be sure? I'll lay you eight-to-five that we meet Dorothy Lamour!"); "Ho Hum" and "Moonlight Becomes You" (a classic Bing number, which he solos and reprises with Hope and Lamour). They don't make `em like this anymore!"
scotsladdie | 10/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A top moneymaker in 1943, with an Oscar-nominated screenplay, ROAD TO MOROCCO is perhaps the most satisfying of the series in which the public loved from 1940-1962. Here, Hope and Crosby often step out of character to comment on the fictional situation and the processes of film communication. Hope and Crosby sing to the camera, and the lyrics include "I'll lay you eight to five we meet Dorothy Lamour" and "For any villians we may meet we haven't any fears - Paramount will protect us 'cause we're signed for five more years". Other illusion-breaking instances are those which refer to the earlier "Road" films. At one point, Hope and Crosby attempt the "pattycake" routine they had used in ROAD TO SINGAPORE and ROAD TO ZANZIBAR to get the best of their adversaries; but when it fails to work in this case, Crosby comments "Yessir Junior, that thing sure got around" After they escape from Kassim and are onboard a ship bound for America, Lamour remarks to Crosby, "I get the strangest feeling we've been through all this before" to which Crosby replies "I trapped you again." The film lapses into total artificiality at the end, when they are stranded on a life raft. Here, Hope goes into an overdramatic "mad" scene and when Crosby informs him that the New York skyline is in the background, Hope remarks, "You had to open your big mouth and ruin the only good scene I have in the picture". "I might have won an Academy Award". The subsequent ROAD pictures were even more blantantly artificial. Only in ROAD TO UTOPIA did Hope winover Lamour. In general, Hope's contributions to film comedy have too long been disregarded. As a stand-up comedian, he is a show business institution, and his timing and delivery have often been acknowledged as an influence on other such performers - most notably Johnny Carson. Crosby's presence provides an added dimension to the series. His casual underplaying is the perfect counerpoint to Hope's rapid fire gag lines. The bantering between the two obviously owed much to their long personal friendship; it always seems spontaneous and unrehearsed."
The best Road Movie
Candace Scott | Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA | 07/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Bing and Bob's finest and funniest road picture by a wide margin. Their interplay and chemistry together is shown to its best advantage here. Bing's two songs, "Moonlight Becomes You" and "Just Found a Hole in My Shoe" are catchy and wonderfully sung. Bob Hope is, as always, absolutely hilarious. His comedic timing is seriously under-rated. It's no wonder Woody Allen thinks he's the greatest movie comedian in history.There are a number of inside jokes in this movie, and younger viewers will not understand the references to Bob's Pepsodent radio show, Bing's lousy horses and the Kraft Music Hall. But it's fast-paced, genuinely funny and a blast from first to last."