Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Road To Morocco
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby made seven "Road" pictures and I'm a late convert to them. Frankly, I don't like musicals, or even movies that have instances where the characters break into song. I manage to stomach it in the early Abbott & Costello and Marx Bros films although it's another matter completely if Groucho is doing the singing.
But manning up I got through this one on TCM a few months ago and it got me to go out and buy this Road set.
Hope and Crosby end up in Egypt after their boat is sunk during World War II-- and they manage to ad-lib their way through most of the adventure. There's great chemistry between the two leads and a lot of in-jokes to keep things light.
Be warned however, if you are one of those PC types there are things in here that might get your panties in a bunch. But if you're able to not take things too seriously this is a great way to forget what troubles ya and just have a few laughs. Unlike today's comedies, this one has brains.