Road to Morocco (1942)

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Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

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26 February 2005 | Doylenf
7
| Zany fun, pure old-fashioned escapism with a string of gags for good measure...
This is a typical ROAD movie with the boys chasing Lamour as the audience waits to see who Dotty will wind up with. The script is pure escapist, light-hearted stuff and everyone seems to enjoy the tongue in cheek style of all the gags.

Bing is his usual affable self, tossing off a few songs in the Crosby manner--the best of which is "Moonlight Becomes You". Dorothy Lamour is at her peak of lush beauty as the princess and manages to keep a straight face while the boys cut capers. Bob Hope shines in a part totally suited to his comic skills with one-liners and double takes that keep the high spirits flowing.

If you're a fan of ROAD movies, you'll definitely enjoy this one--although my own personal favorite is still ROAD TO UTOPIA.

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Considered one of the centerpieces of the collection, it received its initial telecast in Philadelphia Monday 5 January 1959, launching the MCA/Paramount film series in that city on WCAU (Channel 10) and was also telecast that same day in Los Angeles on KNXT (Channel 2) and in St. Louis on KMOX (Channel 4); its initial telecasts followed in Chicago 11 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), in New York City 29 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 2 March 1959 on WTCA (Channel 11), and in Pittsburgh, where it launched the MCA/Paramount Film Library, Monday 6 April 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), followed by Asheville 8 April 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13) and Milwaukee 19 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6). In Detroit it first aired 25 September 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Johnstown 13 November 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), and in San Francisco 14 August 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5). It was first released on DVD by Universal 17 June 1998 and again 5 March 2002 and again 4 May 2004, as part of the On the Road with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Collection, and since that time has also been a frequent flyer on Turner Classic Movies.


Quotes

Mabel - Lady Camel: Sometimes, when I see how silly people behave, I'm glad I'm a camel.
Male Camel: Aww... . I'm glad you're a camel too, Mabel.


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Orville says that he was born on September 13, 1913, a Friday. That date was actually a Saturday.


Soundtracks

Constantly
(1942)
Written by
Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Dorothy Lamour and dancers

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Adventure | Comedy | Family | Musical | Romance

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