Hope and Crosby – The Road Pictures 03/30/19
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby run amuck in four far-flung locales, in four comedy features spread out over six years. And make sure to hook up your Sarong Speakers, because their perennial cohort Dorothy Lamour is along for the ride as well. The observant Charlie Largent takes up one of the crucial questions of our day: are Hope and Crosby funny? Well, the constant in-jokes, personal asides and quips about golf scores and bank accounts approximate humor! I read that the great Woody Allen adores Bob Hope’s style of wisecracking humor, a statement that can’t help but get me in trouble. The titles are Road to… Singapore, Morocco, Zanzibar, and Utopia. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.