Road To Morocco (1942)

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The third and best of the Road series sees Bob Hope and Bing Crosby wooing desert princess Dorothy Lamour away from the clutches of Sheik Kassim, played by Anthony Quinn who returns from the first film.

Three is most definitely the charm for this series as the formula attains the perfect balance of surreal sight gags, post-modern self deprecation and fast-paced wise cracking. It has the best story, best songs and the jokes flow thick and fast in one of the best examples of wartime escapist entertainment. Hope and Crosby’s partnership has an ease and sense of fun that is rarely matched and everyone involved clearly had a fantastic time making it.

A minor comedy classic from the golden age of Hollywood.

7/10

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