Road to Bali (1952)

Road to Bali





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The sixth of the "Road" series of films featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Road to Bali is loaded with guest stars who pop into the film with regularity. The two guys both fall for lovely Dorothy Lamour in this frolicking film which finds them trying their hand at deep-sea diving, fighting cannibals, and dodging such perils as giant sea creatures and Amazonian women.

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William H. Morrow, Frank Butler, Frank R. Butler, Hal Kanter
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2006
American Pop Classics


as Harold Gridley

as George Cochran

as Princess Lala

as Ken Arok

as Gung

as Bhoma Da

as Ramayana

as Herself

as Himself

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as Specialty dancer

as Bo Kassar

as Chief's Wife

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as Warrior

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as Beautiful Girl in Ba...

as Fat Woman in Basket

as Attendant

as Lalah (age 7)

as Handmaiden

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as Handmaiden

as Eunice's father

as Verna's father

as Eunice

as Verna

as Eunice's brother

as Verna's Brother

as Old Crone

as Lesser Priest

as Lesser Priest

as Lesser Priest

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as Conductor

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as Charlie Allnut
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Critic Reviews for Road to Bali

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Follows the usual formula for these Crosby-Hope road movies.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

By this point of the road, the fun has become thin and repetitive.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009
Film Threat

Even in color, this 'Road' picture seems a little tired

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Road to Bali


Hoo-boy! The boys are on their last legs in this effort to kick the mule to get another mile out of it, only the poor animal is just about dead. Game and spirited kicking almost give the illusion that animal is moving ... but its not. The only reason to take this trip (as Paramount well understood) was the charisma of its leads, but there's really nothing here for you.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The hapless duo go diving for sunken treasure in the South Pacific, which leaves ample scope for jokes about amorous gorillas, rubber giant squids and a wealth of glamorous island maidens. By this time, the Road movies had settled into a production line comfort zone, and the flat direction which lacks the necessary pizazz of the great musicals combined with the deeply unconvincing sound stage bound locations means that Bali relies entirely on the amiability of its stars. But let's face it, these old pros were never going to disappoint. The stream of Vaudevillian skits and songs are very familiar to anyone who knows the series and Hope and Crosby's usual backstabbing and bickering is just as fun as always. It's a bit like watching an extended sketch from a Morecambe And Wise Christmas Special in that the knockabout charm of its stars outweighs the quality of the gags to the point where you can't help laughing at even the weakest of jokes; the groans are just as amusing as the chuckles! Very old school, but still fun.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

This should have been the last "Road" movie, it's a lot better than road to hong kong. I really liked this movie it's very funny and the story is good.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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