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Road to Zanzibar (2001)

Road to Zanzibar (2001)

Road to Zanzibar




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The second Bing Crosby/Bob Hope "Road" picture casts Crosby as a penny-ante sideshow promoter and Hope as Crosby's only client. Stranded on the African coast, Bing spends the last of their money to spring Dorothy Lamour from a slave market. Actually, Lamour and her pal are scamming Crosby and Hope.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sy Bartlett, Frank Butler, Don Hartman, Frank R. Butler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 5, 2002
Universal Pictures


Bing Crosby
as Chuck Reardon
Bob Hope
as Hubert 'Fearless' Fr...
Dorothy Lamour
as Donna Latour
Una Merkel
as Julia Quimby
Eric Blore
as Charles Kimble
Iris Adrian
as French Soubrette in ...
Lionel Royce
as Mons. Lebec
Buck Woods
as Thonga
Leigh Whipper
as Scarface
Ernest Whitman
as Whiteface
Al Bridge
as Policeman
Joan Marsh
as Dimples
Luis Alberni
as Proprietor of Native...
Robert Middlemass
as Police inspector
Norma Varden
as Clara Kimble
Paul Porcasi
as Turk at Slave Mart
Priscilla White
as Curzon Sister
LaVerne Vess
as Curzon Sister
Alan Bridge
as Policeman
Henry Roquemore
as Cafe proprietor
Charles Gemora
as Aqua the Gorilla
Ken Carpenter
as Commentator
Douglas Dumbrille
as Slave Trader
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Critic Reviews for Road to Zanzibar

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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

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

This Bing Crosby-Bob Hope road film lacks spontaneity and the humor seems forced.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the best Hope-Crosby romps highlighted by Bob wrestling a match flame-blowing gorilla.

August 29, 2005

Not one of the best "road" flicks and racist by today's sensibilities, but fun nonetheless.

July 6, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Road to Zanzibar

The second "road" movie seems to meander around Africa somewhere, I don't know about you but I've never heard of Zanzibar, weather or not it's Zanzibar, we don't know. They use all the obvious jungle jokes, it has it's moments, but it's mostly a routine comedy.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Hope and Crosby continue their travels across the dark continent as a pair of con men who meet their match in the form of hustlers Dorothy Lamour and Joan Marsh. Zanzibar was the second Road movie and this is where the formula was set with far more of the duo's fast talking bickering and less of the musical interludes. Bob Hope is now the willing victim of Crosby's hair brained money making schemes and the pair have become the immoral, back stabbing cowards we know and love! Lamour is far feistier as a rival con artist rather than the doe-eyed innocent of the first film and Joan Marsh is a welcome addition to the team. The script is little more than a string of excuses for various skits and slapstick set pieces but the laughs flow much more freely than in Singapore. Dated (especially the painfully politically incorrect opening titles), but still funny.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


One of the weaker Road movies, but still plenty of fun.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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