Road to Zanzibar (1941)

3bcc4-roadtozanzibar_1941This is the second installment in the Road Series and it follows two con men who must go on the run which leads them to Africa. Crosby is pulled into saving Dorothy Lamour from a life of slaver. Little do the hapless con men know what her true motives are. They travel on a safari together and a midst the song and comedy love creeps up. Both believe Lamour has her eyes on them but then they figure out what is really going on and they head off on their own. However, all too soon they are captured by cannibals and it looks like they will become shish kabobs. That’s when a little game of “Patty Cake” comes in handy and in the end everyone is reunited. There are some choice moments in this Road Film but I think it was one of the weaker ones.

3.5/5 Stars

"You’re Telling Me"

One of the most memorable scenes from the Road movies starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. “You’re Telling Me” from Road to Rio (1947)

Happy Birthday Bob Hope!

Happy Birthday to the great Bob Hope, one of the most iconic entertainers that the world has ever known. He was known in radio, as a host at the Oscars, in USO tours, on television, in movies, and even as a golfer. He starred in the popular Road Series with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour and he had numerous memorable guest appearances. Two of my favorite roles have to be his performances in The Road to Morocco (1942) and Son of Paleface (1952). Thanks for the memories Bob!