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Nice spotlight on Joe, Bing and Bob. There's a number from Road to Zanzibar--the zaniest of the Roads--where Hope and Crosby both look the most handsome they ever did on film. Too bad it's not on youtube. It's not the opening number, but the next one in the nightclub where Kimble is trying to sell them the diamond mind. I remember being surprised just how great they both looked.

Kevin Wolf

Yes, this is exactly what it was like to be in one of my intro to lit classes back when I was teaching.

Happy to be here, Prof.

Lawrence Fechtenberger

As you presumably know, ROAD TO SIGNAPORE was the first of the "Road" movies, and it was not designed as a Hope & Crosby vehicle. They were cast only after several other people passed; I think Fred McMurray and Jack Oakie were the first choices. So, that is why it feels so different from the others.

El Jefe

What Ken said. This was really just lovely. And talk about "memories of the Seventies" for me at least; many's the childhood flu that passed watching "Road" marathons on a local UHF channel, in the morning when the reception was good.

El Jefe

Kevin, not Ken. Bleh. Although I'm sure Muldrew will weigh in here given time, and I look forward to the results. As for moer "Road" posts, save me a seat up front, Kevin?


dorothy lamour is an absolute icon and totally beautiful in whatever she was wearing. I have to admit you wonder about the standards of avting in todays 'hollywood'? but then there is always ROAD to perdition, ha ha ha. i love the original heart of darkness but have to admit apocolypse now is a great adaptation.

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