Road to Bali

Road to Bali

Bob Hope
Director: Hal Walker Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
, Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour
Hal Walker


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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."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/04/2017
UPC: 0738329216085
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 9,798

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historians Michael Schlesinger and Mark Evanier; Bob Hope promo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Harold Gridley
Bing Crosby George Cochran
Dorothy Lamour Princess Lalah
Murvyn Vye Ken Arok
Peter Coe Gung
Leon Askin Ramayana
Ralph Moody Bhoma Da
Patricia Dane Actor
Katharine Hepburn Actor
Judy Landon Actor
Raymond Lee Actor
Kuka Tuima Actor
Patti McKaye Actor
Bhogwan Singh Actor
Jerry Groves Lesser Priest
Michael Ansara Guard
Humphrey Bogart Himself (spoof of The African Queen)
Herman Cantor Priest
Sue Casey Handmaiden
Larry Chance Attendant
Jack Claus Specialty dancer
Jean Corbett Handmaiden
Harry Cording Verna's father
Bob Crosby Himself
Roy Gordon Eunice's father
Bernie Gozier Bo Kassar
Carolyn Jones Eunice
Jan Kayne Verna
Richard Keene Conductor
Al Kikume Warrior
Donald Lawton Employment Agency Clerk
Jerry Lewis Himself
Dean Martin Himself
Charles Mauu Warrior
Allan Nixon Eunice's brother
Betty Onge Handmaiden
Satini Puailoa Warrior
Jane Russell Guest Star

Technical Credits
Hal Walker Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
Frank R. Butler Original Story,Screenwriter
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
John Cope Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel Dare Producer
Ross Dowd Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
J. McMillan Johnson Art Director
Hal Kanter Screenwriter
Joseph Lilley Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Archie Marshek Editor
Gene Merritt Sound/Sound Designer
William Morrow Screenwriter
Charles O'Curran Choreography
Hal Pereira Art Director
Harry Tugend Producer
Wally Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Road to Bali
1. Chapter 1 [9:05]
2. Chapter 2 [5:19]
3. Chapter 3 [7:38]
4. Chapter 4 [14:10]
5. Chapter 5 [15:37]
6. Chapter 6 [14:56]
7. Chapter 7 [5:08]
8. Chapter 8 [19:05]

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