Road to Singapore

Road to Singapore

Director: Victor Schertzinger

Cast: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope

     
 

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The very first of the Hope and Crosby "Road" movies, Road to Singapore, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a…  See more details below

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The very first of the Hope and Crosby "Road" movies, Road to Singapore, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a still photo gallery, the theatrical trailer, production notes, a sing-along, and a pair of featurettes on Bob Hope. This is a solid presentation of a classic comedy from Universal.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The famous "Road" series of pictures got off to a nice start with Road to Singapore, a funny and enjoyable debut, even if it lacks the polish and hilarity of some later entries. Chemistry is absolutely essential in this kind of endeavor, and if Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are not quite the well-oiled machine that they will become later, they're still pretty darn good. The camaraderie between the two feels genuine and completely unforced, and there's a palpable affection that is infectious. Dorothy Lamour, the distaff member of the triumvirate, also fits in with admirable ease; she knows how to play up to and with her male co-stars without letting them get the better of her, not an easy feat under the circumstances. Lamour also sounds quite nice on "The Moon and the Willow Tree," her big solo which is not quite as big as it wants to be. In fact, all of the numbers are a little off; there's nothing really wrong with them, but nothing terribly right either. The screenplay is also a bit shaky; the writers were clearly having a bit more difficulty than the stars in finding their way. This Road may have a few extra bumps along the way, but it's still an engaging little trip.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2002
UPC:
0025192123122
Original Release:
1940
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
55,923

Special Features

Bob Hope and the Road to Success; Entertaining the Troops; "Sweet Potato Piper" singalong; Photograph gallery; Theatrical trailer; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers; DVD-ROM features

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Josh Mallon
Dorothy Lamour Mima
Bob Hope Ace Lannigan
Charles Coburn Joshua Mallon IV
Judith Barrett Gloria Wycott
Anthony Quinn Caesar
Jerry Colonna Achilles Bombanassa
Johnny Arthur Timothy Willow
Pierre Watkin Morgan Wycott
Miles Mander Sir Malcolm Drake
Pedro Regas Zato
Kitty Kelly Sailor's wife
Roger Gray Father
Benny Inocencio Native Boy
Gloria Franklin Ninky Poo
Carmen D'Antonio Native Girl
Paula DeCardo Native Dancing Girl
Claire James Girl at Party
Robert St. Angelo Native Policeman
Elvia Allman Homely Girl
Bobby Barber Dumb-Looking Little Man
Monte Blue High Priest
Don Brodie Fred
Arthur Q. Bryan Bartender
Edward Gargan Bill
Greta Granstedt Babe
Grace Hayle Chaperone
Richard Keene Cameraman
Helen Lynd Society girl
Fred Malatesta Native Policeman
Belle Mitchell Shopkeeper
Robert E. O'Connor Immigration Officer
Marguerita Padula Proprietress
Gaylord "Steve" Pendleton Gordon Wycott
Jack Pepper Columnist
Cyril Ring Ship's officer
Richard Tucker Ship's Officer
Harry C. Bradley Secretary

Technical Credits
Victor Schertzinger Director
Frank R. Butler Screenwriter
Hans Dreier Art Director
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Don Hartman Screenwriter
Harry Harvey Original Story
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Robert Odell Art Director
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Harlan Thompson Producer
Paul Weatherwax Editor
Victor Young Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scenes
1. Main Titles [2:07]
2. The Mallon Heir [7:37]
3. The Yacht Party [1:06]
4. Next Stop Singapore [8:11]
5. The Floor Show [1:24]
6. With the Americans [1:32]
7. Family History [4:15]
8. Spotto [3:52]
9. Kaigoon [2:18]
10. Mima Gets the Brush [2:37]
11. A Trip to Town [5:07]
12. The Feast [1:23]
13. The Ceremony [2:08]
14. A Bride [5:17]
15. Commitments [8:05]
16. Dept. of Immigration [3:22]
17. Deportation [2:40]
18. Spurned at the Altar [4:29]

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