Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
ROAD TO UTOPIA
Dir: Hal Walker
For those who’ve been looking for Utopia, it turns out it’s somewhere in Alaska. This fourth Hope-Crosby comedy casts the duo as turn-of-the-century vaudevillians who head for the Klondike when they get their hands on the map to a gold mine; the ever-charming Dorothy Lamour is the map’s rightful owner. As the film’s narrator, humorist Robert Benchley gets in some hilarious quips, but Bing and Bob don’t need much help - ROAD TO UTOPIA is one of their funniest pairings
This third in the series of ROAD pictures finds Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a pair of stowaways stranded in North Africa who fall under the amorous eyes of Princess Shalmar (Dorothy Lamour) and invoke the ire of an Arabian sheik (Anthony Quinn). Named in 1996 to the National Film Registry, this amiable comedy earned Oscar nominations for its sound and original screenplay and features one of the most memorable songs of the series in the Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen title number.
An impressive array of classic MGM stars - Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few - discuss their favorite and most memorable experiences at the studio known for its musical panache, in this documentary directed by Jack Haley’s son. This anthology film features archival footage of legendary MGM stars and rarely seen performances such as a singing and dancing Clark Gable. Clips from SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to THE BANDWAGON and more.