Road to Bali
This sixth entry in the Crosby-Hope-Lamour "Road" series was the first (and last) in Technicolor. This time, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope play George Cochran and Harold Gridley, American vaudevillians stranded in Australia. To avoid a dual shotgun wedding, George and Harold sign on as deep-sea divers for sinister South-Sea-island prince Ken Arok (Murvyn Vye). After a contretemps with an octopus (courtesy of stock footage from Reap the Wild Wind), our heroes sail to the prince's Balinese homeland, where they meet and fall in love with gorgeous Princess Lalah (Dorothy Lamour). Though Lalah favors George, she feels obligated to Harold, because he resembles her childhood best friend -- a chimpanzee (this must be seen to be believed). When Ken Arok attempts to usurp Lalah's throne, she and the boys escape to a tropical island, where they meet the inevitable slapstick-comedy gorilla. More adventures await the intrepid trio on another island, this one dominated by an active volcano. Who gets the girl in this one? A hint: the loser tries to physically prevent the "The End" title from flashing on the screen during the final fadeout. Though not as fresh and spontaneous as earlier "Road" endeavors, Road to Bali has its fair share of non sequitur gags, inside jokes and unbilled guest appearances (including Martin and Lewis, Bing's brother Bob Crosby, Humphrey Bogart and Jane Russell). Best bit: when Crosby feels a song coming on, Hope turns to the camera and hisses "He's gonna sing, folks. Now's the time to go and get your popcorn." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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|Grouping Title||road to bali|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-10-14 11:42:31AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-20 01:24:21AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|auth_author2||Butler, Frank, 1890-1967.|
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977.
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003.
Lamour, Dorothy, 1914-1996.
Russell, Jane, 1921-2011.
Tugend, Harry, 1898-1989.
Van Heusen, Jimmy, 1913-1990.
Walker, Hal, 1896-1972.
|author2-role||Brentwood Communications International.|
Brentwood Home Video (Firm)
Columbia Pictures Television.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Van Heusen, Jimmy,1913-1990.
Westlake Entertainment Group (Firm)
|available_at_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
|detailed_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Adult Video|
|display_description||Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive produces a chest of priceless jewels which arouses the less romantic interest of some shady locals.|
|owning_library_gcld||Grand County Library Dist|
|owning_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
|series||Bob Hope film collection|
|series_with_volume||Bob Hope film collection||
Entertainers -- Drama
Islands of the Pacific -- Drama
Vaudeville -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|title_display||Road to Bali|
|title_full||Road to Bali [electronic resource]|
Road to Bali [videorecording (DVD)] / Paramount Pictures Inc. ; produced by Harry Tugend ; directed by Hal Walker
Road to Bali [videorecording]
Road to Bali [videorecording] / Directed by Hal Walker
|title_short||Road to Bali|