Road to Zanzibar [Blu-ray]

Road to Zanzibar [Blu-ray]

Director: Victor Schertzinger Cast: Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
, Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour
, Una Merkel
Una Merkel
Victor Schertzinger
Road to Zanzibar [Blu-ray]

Road to Zanzibar [Blu-ray]

Director: Victor Schertzinger Cast: Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
, Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour
, Una Merkel
Una Merkel
Victor Schertzinger

Blu-ray (Subtitled)

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Overview

The second Bing Crosby/Bob Hope "Road" picture casts Crosby as a penny-ante sideshow promoter and Hope as Crosby's only client, "Fearless Frazier." Under Crosby's tutelage, Hope has been shot from a cannon, zapped in an electric chair and nearly strangled by an octopus. Now they're practically broke and stranded on the African coast. Crosby spends the last of their money to spring helpless Dorothy Lamour from a native slave market. Actually, Lamour and her pal Una Merkel are scamming Crosby and Hope to finance a safari across Africa, so that Lamour can link up with her wealthy fiance in Zanzibar. En route through the deepest, darkest jungle, both Hope and Crosby fall in love with Lamour. But when they find out they're being taken for chumps, the boys leave the safari and strike out on their own. Captured by cannibals, the boys try and fail to win their freedom by having Hope wrestle a particularly grumpy gorilla. Making their escape after teaching the natives their time-honored "Patty Cake" routine, they head for Zanzibar. Once again, Crosby spends his ready money to spring Lamour from her captured-by-slavers con game, obliging Hope, Crosby, Lamour and Merkel to try to earn passage money home by staging a "sawing the lady in half" routine for the locals. Crosby: "Are you sure you know what you're doing?" Hope: "If I don't, one of us is going back half fare." Like the earlier Road to Singapore, Road to Zanzibar sticks too closely to the script and plot to allow those inveterate adlibbers Hope and Crosby free reign. Still, there are some choice moments: our favorite bit occurs when Crosby comments to Lamour on the artificiality of movie musicals--whereupon the sound of an orchestra pops up out of nowhere.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2019
UPC: 0738329236267
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Language: English
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 25,374

Special Features

Bob Hope and the road to success; Command performance 1944; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Chuck Reardon
Bob Hope Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier
Dorothy Lamour Donna Latour
Una Merkel Julia Quimby
Eric Blore Charles Kimble
Iris Adrian French Soubrette in Cafe
Lionel Royce Mons. Lebec
Buck Woods Thonga
Leigh Whipper Scarface
Ernest Whitman Whiteface
Noble Johnson Chief,Acrobat
Leo Gorcey Boy
Joan Marsh Dimples
Luis Alberni Proprietor of Native Booth
Robert Middlemass Police Inspector
Norma Varden Clara Kimble
Paul Porcasi Turk at Slave Mart
Ethel Loreen Greer Fat Lady
Georges Renavent Saunders
Jules Strongbow Solomon
Priscilla White Curzon Sister
LaVerne Vess Curzon Sister
Harry C. Johnson Jr. Acrobat
Alan Bridge Policeman,Policeman
Henry Roquemore Cafe Proprietor
James B. Carson Waiter
Eddie Conrad Barber
Charles Gemora Aqua the Gorilla
Ken Carpenter Commentator
Richard Keene Clerk
Douglas Dumbrille Slave Trader
Charles Coburn Actor
Anthony Quinn Actor
Victor Young Composer

Technical Credits
Victor Schertzinger Director
Paul Jones Producer
Frank Butler Screenwriter
Don Hartman Screenwriter
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