Road to Bali

Road to Bali

Hal Walker (1952)

90min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A wonderfully wacky and surreal entry in Paramount's "Road" series. This was the penultimate of the seven made and the only one in colour. Alongside Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour (whose camaraderie was by now honed to perfection), there are a variety of star cameos (don't blink!) and a number of enjoyable special effects, from materialisation by a snake charmer's flute to volcanic eruption, all done with a warmth generally missing from today's digital wizardry. Five songs enhance the narrative, including the lovely Moonflowers.

Summary

Two song-and-dance men flee Australia to avoid a shotgun wedding, and pose as deep-sea divers to get jobs on the island of Bali, where they vie for the attention of a beautiful princess, fend off a pesky gorilla and discover a fortune in treasure. Comedy, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Jerry Lewis, Jane Russell and Dean Martin.

Cast & Crew

Harold Gridley Bob Hope
George Cochran Bing Crosby
Man in dream Jerry Lewis
Herself Jane Russell
Man in dream Dean Martin
Princess Lala Dorothy Lamour
Murvyn Vye Ken Arok
Gung Peter Coe
Himself Humphrey Bogart
Director Hal Walker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy