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The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi | 22 May 1962 (USA)
Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

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Norman Panama
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Harry Turner
Bob Hope ... Chester Babcock
Joan Collins ... Diane
Robert Morley ... Leader of the 3rd Echelon
Walter Gotell ... Dr. Zorbb
Felix Aylmer ... Grand Lama
Alan Gifford ... American Official
Michel Mok Michel Mok ... Undetermined Role (as Michele Mok)
Katya Douglas Katya Douglas ... 3rd Echelon Receptionist
Roger Delgado ... Jhinnah
Robert Ayres ... American Official
Mei Ling Mei Ling ... Ming Toy
Jacqueline Jones ... Blonde at Airport
Yvonne Shima Yvonne Shima ... Poon Soon
Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour
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Storyline

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into international intrigue, trying to stay alive while keeping the formula out of enemy hands. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The last of the red hot Lamas!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Road to Hong Kong See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Melnor Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The seventh of the seven Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour "Road" movies. Dorothy Lamour only showed up long enough to help the boys out of a jam and still have enough time left over to get a song in. See more »

Goofs

When Harry and Chester jump to stamp on the henchmen's feet, they visibly actually do not land on anyone's feet. Furthermore, the henchman on the far right takes a step backwards at the last second to protect his feet, knowing what is about to happen. See more »

Quotes

Harry Turner: [gazing out an airplane window] There she lies, Chester - Hong Kong.
Chester Babcock: Yeah, what a monument to fried rice.
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Soundtracks

Warmer than a Whisper
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dorothy Lamour
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Amusing, occasionally inspired "spy-fi"
26 December 2018 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

At its most inspired when it breaks the fourth wall ("That's the plot of the movie? Come on, I must hide you" -"From the killers?" -"No, from the critics"!). Of special interest to James Bond fans, as it was released the same year as the first official Bond movie ("Dr.No"), so it got the pulse of the era early, and the outlandish plot could actually be considered a precursor to "Moonraker"! Other plusses include an excellent villain in Robert Morley, the ravishing young Joan Collins and the equally ravishing not-so-young Dorothy Lamour, and a series of funny cameos which I, for one, will not spoil. **1/2 out of 4.


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