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Road to Morocco (1942)

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Frank Butler (original screenplay), Don Hartman (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Jeff Peters
Bob Hope ... Orville 'Turkey' Jackson / Aunt Lucy
Dorothy Lamour ... Princess Shalmar
Anthony Quinn ... Mullay Kasim
Dona Drake ... Mihirmah
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Hyder Khan
Mikhail Rasumny ... Ahmed Fey
George Givot ... Neb Jolla
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Storyline

Jeff and Turkey, two wild and crazy guys adrift on a raft in the Mediterranean, are cast away on a desert shore and hop a convenient camel to an Arabian Nights city where Turkey soon finds himself sold as a slave...to luscious Princess Shalmar of Karameesh. Naturally, Jeff would like to rescue Turkey from this "dire" fate, even if it means taking his place! But they haven't figured on virile desert chieftain Mullay Kassim, who has designs on the princess himself... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

You'll Shriek At These Shieks! . . . trying the double - Oh! on Sheikess Dorothy Lamour!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sedução de Marrocos See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,626,400
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While this film was sold by Paramount to Universal in the fifties for television broadcast, it retains a quip about the studio that produced it. In the theme song the lyrics include the lines: "For any villains we may meet we haven't any fear, Paramount will protect us because we're signed for five more years." See more »

Goofs

Orville is wearing a shiny overcoat when the maiden comes to tell him that Jeff is in the courtyard. Orville then pulls the coat back over his shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Mabel - Lady Camel: Sometimes, when I see how silly people behave, I'm glad I'm a camel.
Male Camel: [his eyes rolling suggestively] Aww... . I'm glad you're a camel too, Mabel.
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Connections

Featured in Interactive Film Quiz (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Aladdin's Daughter
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Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
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Those ad-libbing crazies are at it again
14 August 2010 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

It's amazing to me that Dorothy Lamour could keep a straight face during the shenanigans of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope while filming. Apparently she had a great time with them, which is no surprise.

The boys wind up in Morocco in this film, and as usual, Bing's character can't wait to throw poor Bob under the bus - or, in this case, caravan. This time, Bing gets money to pay a restaurant bill by selling Bob into slavery. It turns out Bob is to be the groom of the glamorous Lamour. He's having a blast, though he writes to Bing that he's being tortured daily. As usual, Dorothy falls for Bing.

People might think I'm crazy, but I just love the '40s Bob Hope. He was adorable and very funny. Crosby gets to sing the beautiful "Moonlight Becomes You," an added bonus.

The stories are always the same, set in different locales, and they're always funny. Just two guys ad-libbing and goofing around. Hope plays his own aunt, an apparition. Enjoy.


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