Road To Bali NR CC

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Hope and Crosby have to flee Melbourne in order to avoid two marriage proposals, and find themselves in Bali, where they find themselves vying for the attention of the Princess and are targeted by thieves.

Starring:
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Musical, Comedy
Director Hal Walker
Starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
Supporting actors Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye, Peter Coe, Ralph Moody, Leon Askin, Michael Ansara, Besmark Auelua, Humphrey Bogart, Pat Borella, Robert Cabal, Steve Calvert, Herman Cantor, Sue Casey, Larry Chance, Leslie Charles, Barrie Chase, Jack Claus, Jean Corbett
Studio Viacom Media Networks
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Matthew K. Sharp on December 14, 2010
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(EDIT: This is a review for The Bob Hope Collection (The Lemon Drop Kid / Road to Bali / Road to Rio / My Favorite Brunette / The Seven Little Foys). If you are reading this under the listing for The Bob Hope Collection: Volume Two (The Great Lover / Paris Holiday / The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell / How to Commit Marriage / Son of Paleface / Cancel My Reservation), it's irrelevant.)

There have been so many rubbishy public domain releases of Road to Bali & Rio, with the quality ranging from horrendous all the way up to almost acceptable. But thanks to the good folks at Shout Factory and Fremantle, finally here is a set with decent picture and sound quality. Bali is clear with vivid eye-popping Technicolor; Rio is in crisp black & white. Both are from prints far superior to anything I've seen before. As noted in a previous review, My Favorite Brunette is also looking rather dandy.

This is the one to get. Accept no other.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By VW on December 12, 2010
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This is a very good collection of Bob Hope films, but I must admit that I wanted this set especially for "My Favorite Brunette". This film has been in the public domain forever, but the Shout factory finally got it correct. In my opinion, this is the best print you are going to find. The print is clear with excellent contrast. You can finally see what's happening in all the dark scenes. For example, when Bob first walks up to the mansion for the first time, when Peter Lorre is moving the clue around in one of the rooms, when Peter Lorre is in the back seat of the car, these and all the scenes are now beautifully clear. Years ago I viewed this movie in this condition and then it seemed to disappear. Even on TCM, the print was bad and I assumed the good print was gone. Well, here it is. If this movie isn't your cup of tea you have all the others to enjoy. The Lemon Drop Kid is another film in this collection where the print info above applies. The Lemon Drop Kid also qualifies as a Christmas movie and actually introduced the song "Silver Bells". Enjoy!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Randy E. Halford on January 10, 2011
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Oh sure, these five Bob Hope films have been out in individual release for some time (especially "Road to Bali" & "My Favorite Brunette", which have been re-re-RE-packaged to death!). But it took the efforts of SHOUT! Factory/Fremantle Media to finally give them the showcase they deserve. I must say, I'm impressed with the handsome DVD case & the snappy graphics for each movie display menu; no generics here!
These five movies are perfect examples of why Hope was such an unbeatable actor/comedian (he even shows off his impressive hoofing skills--with James Cagney, no less!--in "The Seven Little Foys").
Thanks for the memories, Mr. Hope!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Douglas M VINE VOICE on March 18, 2011
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The good news about this collection of Bob Hope films is that a number of them have been available for years in lousy public domain copies and the prints here are excellent. Here is what you get:

- "My Favourite Brunette" is a very funny satire of of the private eye films such as "The Maltese Falcon". Dorothy Lamour is very droll here, always at her best with Hope and the film has an excellent supporting cast.
- Two "Road" films are included. Neither "Rio" nor "Bali" are the best in the series but any "Road" picture is way ahead of most screen comedies of the time and Hope always brought the best out in Crosby. "Rio" is in technicolour and looks great.
- "The Lemon Drop Kid" is a typical sentimental Damon Runyon yarn about the characters around Broadway, the old dames and the gangsters. Hope fits in well but the sentiment is laid on thick and dates the film. He does perform an hilarious bit in drag which is worth the rest of the film put together
- "The Seven Little Foys" really stretches Hope in the biography of Eddie Foy and his brood. The star dispenses with his regular mugging, does not play for sympathy and does maybe his best straight acting ever. The highlight is his dance with Jimmy Cagney as George M Cohan. This is also an excellent technicolour print.

The set contains no extras except a few theatrical trailers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth B. Barrett on May 6, 2011
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Well worth the money with great Prints. It was good to see a decent copy of My Favorite Brunette.Well done to the shout factory.Lets Have some more classics.

Ken Barrett Mooroolbark Australia.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jack on October 27, 2014
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I've admired Bob Hope for decades. Of all his films, my favorite of his is "My Favorite Brunette", also starring Lon Chaney, Peter Lorre, and Dorothy Lamour. Unfortunately all the copies (on DVD) I've purchased over the years are horrific copies of copies from the Public Domain... Why Paramount permitted this film to eclipse its copyright is just plain irresponsible. Imagine my astonishment, when I took a gamble and purchased yet ANOTHER DVD of this film, only to find that "My Favorite Brunette" was extracted from a much better - and cleaner - print. It's not the best (as it deserves to be) but it is by far the most beautiful offspring of several generations of prints from the original master. I find this one film alone worth the price of this collection. The other films are great fun, especially for the family (if they aren't yet too sophisticated enough to enjoy great stories in black and white) and I was so relieved to find this collection in such great shape. You will not be the least bit disappointed in this edition. Do not bother with any other DVD release of "My Favorite Brunette" - this is the only one I've found that has a quality of about 90%, and believe me, this is as good as gold while it lasts...
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