Road to Rio

Road to Rio

Norman Z McLeod (1947)

100min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The fifth of the seven Road movies is one of the best, even though the formula remains pretty much as before - entertainers Bing Crosby and Bob Hope go on the run, fall for Dorothy Lamour, become rivals for her love and land in hot water. This time, Lamour is being hypnotised by her aunt (the delightfully wicked Gale Sondergaard) so that she'll marry a Brazilian she dislikes. "I find myself saying things and I don't know why I say them," says Lamour. "Why don't you just run for Congress," quips Hope. Added attractions are the Andrews Sisters singing You Don't Have To Know the Language with Bing, and the zany Wiere Brothers doing their famous hat routine.

Summary

Two disaster-prone travelling musicians are forced to run away from their irate former employers and stow away on an ocean liner. On board, the charmers meet a beautiful heiress whose aunt is trying to force her into an arranged marriage. Sorry for her plight, they decide to smuggle her off the ship at Rio. Norman Z McLeod's comedy, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.

Cast & Crew

Hot Lips Barton Bob Hope
Scat Sweeney Bing Crosby
Lucia Maria de Andrade Dorothy Lamour
Harry Frank Faylen
Catherine Vail Gale Sondergaard
Tony Joseph Vitale
Sherman Malley George Meeker
Rodrigues Frank Puglia
Director Norman Z McLeod
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Other Information

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