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Road to Zanzibar

Road to Zanzibar (1941)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2001 Wide

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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, "Fearless Frazier." Under Crosby's tutelage, Hope has been shot from a cannon, zapped in an electric chair and nearly strangled by an octopus. Now they're practically broke and stranded on the African coast. Crosby spends the last of their money to spring helpless Dorothy Lamour from a native slave market. Actually, Lamour and her pal Una Merkel are scamming Crosby and

Mar 5, 2002

Universal Pictures

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1) | DVD (3)

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

August 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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One of the best Hope-Crosby romps highlighted by Bob wrestling a match flame-blowing gorilla.

August 29, 2005
Video-Reviewmaster.com

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

July 6, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Best of the 'Road' pictures scores as a great satire of all 'Darkest Africa' movies

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.
September 29, 2010
ajv2688

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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.
December 10, 2009
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One of the weaker Road movies, but still plenty of fun.
July 17, 2008
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