Road to Singapore Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ September 5, 2010
The first "Road" movie is enjoyable and fun for the most part, but there are some bumps on this road trip. The sequels offer more of the same, but some are funnier than others, and most are funnier than this one.
garyX
Super Reviewer
½ March 13, 2008
Sea faring buddies Hope and Crosby dodge marriage vows and set up house together on a remote island paradise, until beautiful gypsy girl Dorothy Lamour appears and upsets their domestic bliss. This is one of those old style Hollywood films that seems hilariously naive by today's standards. A pair of men who don't want to get married to glamorous women so they decide to live (and sleep!) together...okaaaay then! This was the first of their collaborations and so the formula hasn't quite found its feet; Hope is more of a sidekick to main man Crosby (even appearing below Dorothy Lamour on the credits) and so the screwball banter of their later outings is sorely missing. In fact there are far more songs than jokes so it can be seen more as a romantic musical than a straight comedy. There's not much in the way of plot either, but if you're in the mood for old school, undemanding fluff decorated with some 40s Hollywood glamour (involving some lovely costumes by Edith Head) and a few chuckles, this adequately fits the bill.
½ July 25, 2009
It would be hard not to like this "Road" film. Anything Bing Crosby and Bob Hope make together is worth watching. Very entertaining and filled with a lot of inside jokes. Great fun.
May 9, 2007
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, do a great job together, their off screen friendship kind of comes to life on screen, and it works really well. You can tell they had fun making the movie.
½ February 22, 2007
Not as funny as most of the other "Road to..." films (specifically, Morocco, Zanzibar, Rio, and Utopia), but Bob Hope and Bing Crosby make a truly classic pair, and it's still very amusing.
February 22, 2007
Is there a better comedic legend than Bob Hope? I don't care when you were born...if you don't laugh at his jokes, you need to get a sense of humour.
½ March 21, 2015
The first "Road" film is not the best, but it sets the structure for the series.
½ February 25, 2014
This one is actually one of my favorite in the "Road to" series. If you are a fan of Bob and Bing it can't be missed!
½ July 24, 2013
This is the Road film that started all with the brilliant comic pairing of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. The two bozos both skip out on obligations and relationships back home and together they hightail it to Singapore. There they both fall head over heels for the same girl despite having vowed to give up women. Together the trio hide from their respective pasts. However, with barely any money they must muddle through with cons. Everything comes to fruition at a native marriage ceremony where Mallon's father and fiancee catch up with him. In the end everything works out as it always does and Singapore was only the tip of the iceberg. The film works based on the chemistry of the leading trio and the ad-libbing and various gags such as "Patty-Cake."
September 11, 2012
A bit serious to start with but as we go on hints of what was to come in better future road films
½ April 6, 2010
Road to Singapore is a great film. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby worked well together. The script is witty and creative. I laughed a lot while watching this film. I thought it was a fun movie with lots of laughs. I believe that the movie, Road to Singapore, is a must see.
½ August 10, 2005
It would be hard not to like this "Road" film. Anything Bing Crosby and Bob Hope make together is worth watching. Very entertaining and filled with a lot of inside jokes. Great fun.
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