Tuesday, 21 January 2014

1962, Film: “The Road to Hong Kong”

The British film "The Road to Hong Kong" is released in March. It is the seventh and last film in "The Road to..." series. The comedy is directed by Norman Panama with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Joan Collins in the main roles.

Dorothy Lamour, the female star of the previous films, had a cameo appearance. In her autobiography, Lamour wrote that Crosby thought her too old to be a leading lady (she was only 48 at the time), while Hope refused to do the film without her. Her extended cameo singing with Hope and Crosby was a compromise. Other cameos are played by David Niven, Peter Sellers, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. To preserve the feel of the previous Road films, the movie was shot in black and white.
Joan Collins, Bing Crosby & Bob Hope
Dorothy Lamour & Bob Hope
Bing Crosby & Bob Hope
Harry Turner (Bing Crosby) and Chester Babcock (Bob Hope) are two artists touring the Far East. When Chester is knocked unconscious and loses his memory, Harry takes him to a Tibetan monastery. He is given a special herb that cures his amnesia and provides him with a photographic memory...
Bob Hope
Bing Crosby

Main Cast
  • Bing Crosby as Harry Turner
  • Bob Hope as Chester Babcock
  • Joan Collins as Diane
  • Robert Morley as Leader of the 3rd Echelon
  • Peter Sellers as Indian physician
  • Walter Gotell as Dr. Zorbb
  • Sir Felix Aylmer as Grand Lama
  • Alan Gifford as American official
  • Michele Mok as Mr. Ahso
  • Katya Douglas as 3rd Echelon receptionist
  • Roger Delgado as Jhinnah
  • Robert Ayres as American official
  • Mei Ling as Ming Toy
  • Jacqueline Jones as Blonde at airport
  • Yvonne Shima as Poon Soon
  • Dorothy Lamour as Herself
  • Bob Simmons as Third Echelon astronaut
  • Nosher Powell as Third Echelon astronaut

Opening Titles

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