Road To Morocco
Released – November, 1942
Directed By – David Butler
Starring – Bing Crosby (Jeff Peters), Bob Hope (Orville ‘Turkey’ Jackson), Dorothy Lamour (Princess Shalmar), Anthony Quinn (Mullay Kasim).
Description – The third of the famed ‘Road to…’ movies to star Crosby, Hope, and Lamour has the boys cast away on a desert shore where Bing sells Bob into slavery, and both competing for the hand of a beautiful princess.
However, there is a third suiter for the hand of the princess; the dangerous desert chieftain Mullay Kasim.
How bad can being a slave to Dorothy Lamour be? Especially, after she immediately offers to become his wife? If this sounds too good to be true, it is. The reason for the marriage offer is a prophet’s prediction that the first husband of the princess will be killed within a few days of the marriage.
So, hitch yourself a ride on a camel and join the boys for a Moroccan adventure.
NOTABLE: In 1996 this motion picture was added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress.
The film received two Oscar nominations; Best Sound, Recording, and Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
The scene where a camel spits in Bob Hope’s face was the camel’s own doing with Bing Crosby’s reaction proving to be so funny it was left in the picture.
In 2006, Premiere voted The Road to Morocco as one of “The 50 Greatest Comedies of All Time.”
Personal Note: Another of the very entertaining Road pictures and possibly the best of the bunch.