The Road to Singapore

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In Brief: The first of the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby/Dorothy Lamour "Road to..." films, The Road to Singapore may not be my favorite of the series (or even in my top three, which would be ZanzibarMorocco and Utopia in no particular order) but all of the constituent pieces were in place for the unassailable greatness that was to come. It was certainly good enough to surprise studio execs by becoming the top-grossing film of 1940 and spawn six more films, and not without just cause. This one's also notable for giving Lamour second billing over Hope, a position she would not retain. Really, if you can watch any of the Road films without at least a few good chuckles, you might want to get your funny bone checked.
Genre: Comedy
Director: Victor Schertzinger
Starring: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn, Anthony Quinn
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Road to Singapore on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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