The Road to Hong Kong

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"The last of the red hot Lamas!"
  • Passed
  • 1962
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.1  (2,756)

"The Road to Hong Kong" from 1962 is a hilarious comedy film that brings together veteran actors Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. This film is the seventh installment in the "Road to" series, which features the comedic duo embarking on various adventures around the world. In this installment, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope play Chester and Harry, two bumbling con-artists who accidentally get caught up in a top-secret spy mission. The pair is recruited by the British Intelligence Agency to steal a formula for a new rocket fuel from a Chinese scientist named Dr. Zorbb (played by Robert Morley).

Along the way, the duo teams up with Joan Collins, who plays a glamorous spy named Diane. Collins' character is a perfect match for the comedy duo, as her sharp wit and stunning beauty provides the perfect foil for their zany antics.

The antics start right from the beginning of the movie, as the duo escapes from a mental institution by posing as doctors in white coats. They are eventually captured by the British Intelligence Agency, which coerces them into stealing the top-secret rocket fuel formula.

The boys are sent on their mission to China, where they are pursued by Chinese spies, local authorities, and Dr. Zorbb's conniving assistant (played by Walter Gotell). They encounter all sorts of obstacles, from crashing planes to exploding rockets, but never lose their sense of humor.

One of the film's most memorable scenes is a musical number performed by Crosby and Collins, where they sing and dance aboard a boat along the Hong Kong harbor. The scene is a classic example of the wit and charm that made these old Hollywood actors so beloved.

Another standout moment is a hilarious cameo by Peter Sellers, who plays a Chinese waiter named The Coolie in a London restaurant. The Coolie provides a bit of slapstick comedy as he performs ridiculous stunts while serving food to the trio.

Despite the film's age, the humor and performances still hold up today. Crosby and Hope's chemistry is undeniable, and their quick-witted banter is a joy to watch. Meanwhile, Joan Collins' performance as Diane is as sharp and engaging as ever.

One thing that stands out about "The Road to Hong Kong" is how effortlessly it blends comedy with adventure and spy thriller elements. The film is a testament to the versatile talents of everyone involved, from Crosby and Hope to the director Norman Panama.

Overall, "The Road to Hong Kong" is a delightful romp of a movie that showcases some of Hollywood's greatest comedic talents. If you're looking for a lighthearted and entertaining comedy that will leave you with a smile on your face, then this is definitely one to check out.

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    6.1  (2,756)