History Film / RoadTo

30th Oct '17 6:51:08 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Film/RoadToZanzibar Road to Zanzibar]]'' (1941)
* ''[[Film/RoadToMorocco Road to Morocco]]'' (1942)

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* ''[[Film/RoadToZanzibar Road ''Road to Zanzibar]]'' Zanzibar'' (1941)
* ''[[Film/RoadToMorocco Road ''Road to Morocco]]'' Morocco'' (1942)
30th Oct '17 2:20:28 AM shinkarom
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* ''Road to Zanzibar'' (1941)
* ''Road to Morocco'' (1942)

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* ''Road ''[[Film/RoadToZanzibar Road to Zanzibar'' Zanzibar]]'' (1941)
* ''Road ''[[Film/RoadToMorocco Road to Morocco'' Morocco]]'' (1942)



-->'''Hope''': Paramount wouldn't dare. Especially at your age.

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-->'''Hope''': Paramount wouldn't dare. Especially at At your age.age!
4th Aug '17 4:43:40 PM Geoduck
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* ExtremeDoormat: Hope's characters repeatedly get dragged into various schemes hatched by Crosby's.
23rd Jul '17 6:56:57 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/RoadToZanzibar''



* AfricanChant: ''Road to Zanzibar'' has a bit of chanting titled "African Etude".



* CapturedByCannibals: In ''Road to Zanzibar'', with the cannibals thinking Hope and Crosby are [[MightyWhitey white gods]]... until, that is, the cannibals decide to test their divinity by having Hope get into a sidesplittingly hilarious wrestling match with a KillerGorilla.



* DarkestAfrica: Once again, from ''Road to Zanzibar''. It uses all the standard Pulp Africa tropes and [[SubvertedTrope subverts the heck out of them]].



* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: A stock-footage octopus (and one prop tentacle) make a cameo in ''Road to Zanzibar''.



* HumanCannonball: In ''Road to Zanzibar''. one of the scams the duo run is a human-cannonball act; it turns out Hope's character hides in a secret compartment in the base of the cannon and it's a dummy that gets launched out. (And catches fire, and crashes into a tent, and causes an entire carnival to burn down.)



* InvisibleBackupBand: ''Road to Zanzibar'' discusses this together with MickeyMousing in a dialogue which ends with Crosby conducting the invisible orchestra to accompany his singing of the love theme:
-->"What killed me is that ''from nowhere'', an orchestra started. You know, violins and everything, right in the minute of a jungle. Isn't that silly?"



* KillerGorilla: Towards the end of ''Road to Zanzibar'', Hope's character gets tossed in a cage with a wrestling gorilla.



* PardonMyKlingon: In ''Road to Zanzibar'', the natives of DarkestAfrica have their lines subtitled in English, but one line produces a '''[CENSORED]''' stamp instead of a subtitle.



* SawAWomanInHalf: The heroes attempt this at the end of ''Zanzibar''.
* ShoutOut: Crosby's tribal garb in ''Zanzibar'' includes a headpiece which looks a whole lot like MickeyMouse ears. In the same scene, his line about being "off to see the wizard" is a quote from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz.''



* TalentDouble: In ''Road to Zanzibar'', Hope is doubled by Olympic wrestler Peter Mehringer in the scene where he wrestles a gorilla.



* TravelMontage: ''Road to Zanzibar'' uses the comedy version where the line starts meandering chaotically.
22nd Jul '17 9:11:07 PM PaulA
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* DuelingStarsMovie: You were either watching to see Hope and Crosby spark off each other, or for Dorothy Lamour.
22nd Jul '17 9:09:52 PM PaulA
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* AfricanChant: ''Road to Zanzibar'' has a bit of chanting titled "African Etude".



* BornInTheTheatre: As Crosby gets ready to sing a song, Hope turns to the camera and says, "OK, folks, now's the time to go get some more popcorn from the lobby."



* BuddyPicture
* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: In ''Road to Bali'', a bullet shot out of a bent gun barrel starts whizzing around in circles, due to the RuleOfFunny.



* TheCavalryArrivesLate: They never get there in ''Rio''. But exciting, wasn't it?

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* TheCavalryArrivesLate: They The climax of ''Road to Rio''. While the two heroes are busy tangling the villainess and her two henchmen, an ally (Jerry Colonna) and a bunch of reinforcements ride furiously toward the heroes' location. But then suddenly, the heroes have won and the villains are hauled off to jail without The Cavalry ever arriving. Colonna reins in his horse mid-gallop and cheerfully comments to the camera: "Well, we never get there in ''Rio''. made it. But exciting, wasn't it?it!"



* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: ''The Road to Hong Kong''.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Road to Singapore'' is a lot more subdued and conventional than the films that followed.

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* DuelingStarsMovie: You were either watching to see Hope and Crosby spark off each other, or for Dorothy Lamour.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Road to Singapore'' is a lot more subdued and conventional than the films that followed.followed, with less BreakingTheFourthWall.
* TheEnd: In ''Road to Bali'', Hope is unsatisfied with the ending, so he keeps trying to shove the "The End" card off the screen, until it becomes "Positively The End".
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: A stock-footage octopus (and one prop tentacle) make a cameo in ''Road to Zanzibar''.


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* GiantSquid: In ''Road to Bali''.


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* HumanCannonball: In ''Road to Zanzibar''. one of the scams the duo run is a human-cannonball act; it turns out Hope's character hides in a secret compartment in the base of the cannon and it's a dummy that gets launched out. (And catches fire, and crashes into a tent, and causes an entire carnival to burn down.)


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* KillerGorilla: Towards the end of ''Road to Zanzibar'', Hope's character gets tossed in a cage with a wrestling gorilla.
* LanguageOfLove: ''Road to Rio'' suggests this trope in the song "You Don't Have To Know The Language".


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* TalentDouble: In ''Road to Zanzibar'', Hope is doubled by Olympic wrestler Peter Mehringer in the scene where he wrestles a gorilla.


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* VitriolicBestBuds: Hope and Crosby have this dynamic.
22nd Jul '17 7:37:59 PM PaulA
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
** In ''Morocco'', Hope's character gets his hands on a magic ring...
** Hope's magic flute in ''Bali'', which backfires horribly when Crosby tries his hand at it.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
** In ''Morocco'', Hope's character gets his hands on a magic ring...
**
BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Hope's magic flute in ''Bali'', which backfires horribly when Crosby tries his hand at it.



* [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]]
-->''"Like Webster's dictionary, we're Morocco bound"''



* LostAtSea: Played (relatively) straight in the first scene of ''Road to Morocco'', and then parodied at the end.



* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Done for laughs at the beginning of ''Road to Morocco'', where Geoffrey (Crosby) and Oliver (Hope) are stranded at sea.



* SneezeOfDoom: Done with a fly landing on Hope's face in ''Road to Morocco''.
22nd Jul '17 8:17:59 AM jamespolk
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* BookEnds: ''Road to Morocco'' begins and ends with the protagonists LostAtSea.



* CrashingThroughTheHarem: In ''Road to Morocco'', Hope and Crosby try to hide from the evil Kasim by hiding in a harem. Unfortunately, they get found out.



* {{Handwave}}: At one point in ''Morocco'' the duo are bound hand and foot and wrapped up inside nets, hopping across the desert. They get loose somehow off-screen, and when Hope asks how they managed it, Crosby says they'd better not tell, as the audience would never believe it.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners
* HollywoodMirage: ''Road to Morocco'' has a mirage of a drive-in, followed by singing mirage of Dorothy Lamour, who disappears when touched.



* LiteralGenie: In ''Road to Morocco'', an imprisoned Jeff and Orville are given a ring which grants wishes, but are told it doesn't work for everyone. They're also given two poison tablets to use in case the ring doesn't work for either of them. When the ring doesn't work for Jeff, Orville begins to swallow a tablet, and then...
-->'''Orville:''' ''(to the sky)'' Set the table, Aunt Lucy, there'll be two more for dinner... Boy, I sure wish I had a drink.\\
''(a drink appears in Orville's hand)''\\
'''Jeff:''' Junior! Junior, It worked! How about that, the magic ring, it worked on you!\\
'''Orville:''' Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!\\
''(Orville turns into a monkey)''



* NotSoRemote: ''Road to Morocco'' ends with Hope and Crosby stranded on a raft after Hope accidentally blows up the ship. Just as Hope is winding up to a big dramatic moment about the possibility of them dying out there, Crosby points out that they're within sight of New York.
* OscarBait: Lampshaded and spoofed in many of the movies, notably in ''Road to Morocco'', which ends with Hope and Crosby stranded on a raft after Hope accidentally blows up the ship:
-->'''Hope''': I can't go on! No food, no water! It's all my fault. We're done for! It's got me. I can't stand it! No food, nothing! No food, no water! No food! ''HAHAHAHAHA!!''\\
'''Crosby''': What's the matter with you, anyway? There's New York. We'll be picked up in a few minutes.\\
'''Hope''': ''(snaps out of it)'' You had to open your big mouth and ruin the only good scene I got in the picture. I might've won the Academy Award!



* PlotArmor: {{Lampshad|eHanging}}ed in the title song of ''Road to Morocco'':
-->For any villains we may meet, we haven't any fears;\\
Creator/{{Paramount}} will protect us, 'cause we're signed for five more years.
** Also in ''Road to Bali'': The branch that Hope and Crosby are leaning against breaks, but they stay suspended in mid-air.

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* PlotArmor: {{Lampshad|eHanging}}ed in the title song of ''Road to Morocco'':
-->For any villains we may meet, we haven't any fears;\\
Creator/{{Paramount}} will protect us, 'cause we're signed for five more years.
** Also in
''Road to Bali'': The branch that Hope and Crosby are leaning against breaks, but they stay suspended in mid-air.



* SettingOffSong: "(We're Off on the) Road to Morocco"



* ThirstyDesert: Played with in ''Road to Morocco''.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: It's subtle, but Hope says in ''Morocco'' that he was born on September 13, 1913. "It was a Friday." (Never mind that it was actually a Saturday...)
* TitleThemeTune: "We're off on the road to Morocco..."
22nd Jul '17 7:52:18 AM jamespolk
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!!This series provides examples, straight or parodied, of:

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!!This !!Films with their own trope page:

* ''Film/RoadToMorocco''

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!!Other films in this
series provides examples, straight or parodied, of:
20th Jul '17 1:20:00 PM xcountryguy
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* HeterosexualLifePartners

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* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners



* LargeHam[=/=]HamToHamCombat: Dorothy Lamour on making the pictures: "I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham."
* LiteralGenie[=/=]WastefulWishing: In ''Road to Morocco'', an imprisoned Jeff and Orville are given a ring which grants wishes, but are told it doesn't work for everyone. They're also given two poison tablets to use in case the ring doesn't work for either of them. When the ring doesn't work for Jeff, Orville begins to swallow a tablet, and then...

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* LargeHam[=/=]HamToHamCombat: LargeHam: Dorothy Lamour on making the pictures: "I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham."
* LiteralGenie[=/=]WastefulWishing: LiteralGenie: In ''Road to Morocco'', an imprisoned Jeff and Orville are given a ring which grants wishes, but are told it doesn't work for everyone. They're also given two poison tablets to use in case the ring doesn't work for either of them. When the ring doesn't work for Jeff, Orville begins to swallow a tablet, and then...



* OverlyPolitePals

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* %%* OverlyPolitePals



* RunningGag[=/=]PreAssKickingOneLiner: "Pattycake, pattycake..."

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* RunningGag[=/=]PreAssKickingOneLiner: RunningGag: "Pattycake, pattycake..."



* UniversalAdaptorCast
* VagabondBuddies / VitriolicBestBuds: Forever on the road, bickering every step of the way.

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* %%* UniversalAdaptorCast
* VagabondBuddies / VitriolicBestBuds: VagabondBuddies: Forever on the road, bickering every step of the way.
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