Road to Zanzibar
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The second Bing Crosby/Bob Hope "Road" picture casts Crosby as a penny-ante sideshow promoter and Hope as Crosby's only client, "Fearless Frazier." Under Crosby's tutelage, Hope has been shot from a cannon, zapped in an electric chair and nearly strangled by an octopus. Now they're practically broke and stranded on the African coast. Crosby spends the last of their money to spring helpless Dorothy Lamour from a native slave market. Actually, Lamour and her pal Una Merkel are scamming Crosby and Hope to finance a safari across Africa, so that Lamour can link up… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"This Bing Crosby-Bob Hope road film lacks spontaneity and the humor seems forced."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Best of the 'Road' pictures scores as a great satire of all 'Darkest Africa' movies"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of the best Hope-Crosby romps highlighted by Bob wrestling a match flame-blowing gorilla."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Not one of the best "road" flicks and racist by today's sensibilities, but fun nonetheless."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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