ROAD TO BALI (Theater Release USA 1952)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Road to Bali serves best as a good choice for academic study of comedy in films; a fun, background party flick; or a quick lunch/ride the bus flick. It has a surprisingly risqué theme that runs throughout the film that makes one wonder how well it was received in the 1950s when Elvis Presley became an issue due to his high level of sexuality. Now, however, the film seems a decent family watch that features the Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour team.

Storyline

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby find adventure and romance in Bali.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Hal Walker for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Harry Tugend and Daniel Dare for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: George Cochran (Bing Crosby), Harold Gridley (Bob Hope), Princess Lala (Dorothy Lamour), Ken Arok (Murvyn Vye), Gung (Peter Coe), Bhoma Da (Ralph Moody), King Ramayana (Leon Askin), Guard (Michael Ansara), and Lesser Priest (Besmark Auelua).

Buy ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It is a dated, period piece; but the unique, light humor can still engender appreciation.

Ben Meyers

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