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Road to Hollywood (1947)

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Road to Hollywood may have starred Bing Crosby, but it was by no means one of his popular "Road" pictures with Bob Hope. In fact, it wasn't even a new film when released in 1946. Road to Hollywood is comprised of clips from Crosby's two-reel musical comedies made at the Mack Sennett studios between 1931 and 1932: I Surrender Dear, One More Chance, Dream House, The Billboard Girl, Blue of the Night and Sing Bing Sing. Astor Pictures, a firm specializing in reissues of older films, owned the rights to these short subjects and had already made a mint distributing them to theatres in the early 1940s. Now Astor hoped to sustain the cash flow by excerpting the old Crosby films into a hazy "continuity," then passing the whole melange off as a "new" feature picture. Heavily advertised and craftily promoted, The Road to Hollywood was a success, making plenty of money for everyone but Bing Crosby and Mack Sennett.

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Rickety hodgepodge of Bing Crosby's primitive shorts for Mack Sennett.

January 5, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

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I don't know who thought that making up a biography for Crosby through use of footage from his early films was a better idea than creating an actual biography of Crosby's life. It is interesting to get to see some of his old movies though, but other than that it's silly.

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