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4.0 out of 5 stars Alaskan Gold
Road to Utopia is easily the funniest of the Hope, Crosby, Lamour outings. Bing and Bob hed for Alaska in hopes of uncovering a gold mine once owned by Lamour's deceased father. The story is told in flshback after an opening scene showing the stars in heavy aging makeup- looking not a bit as they actually would in their respective old ages. The snow-capped setting...
Published on 15 Feb 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars A wobbly road
This was the fourth in the Road To partnership of Crosby, Hope and Lamour. This outing sees Crosby and Hope joining in the gold rush to Alaska with a map to a gold mine, stolen from Lamour. As usual the plot doesn't matter very much; it is just a vehicle for a few songs, some gags and a little love interest.

They break the fourth wall much more than in the...
Published on 22 Sep 2011 by R. Hughes


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4.0 out of 5 stars Alaskan Gold, 15 Feb 2001
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Road to Utopia is easily the funniest of the Hope, Crosby, Lamour outings. Bing and Bob hed for Alaska in hopes of uncovering a gold mine once owned by Lamour's deceased father. The story is told in flshback after an opening scene showing the stars in heavy aging makeup- looking not a bit as they actually would in their respective old ages. The snow-capped setting allows for unusual highjinks, and the humorist and writer Robert Benchley appears throughout the film offering pithy commentary on the plot. The songs include "Put it there Pal," and the witty "Personality." A must for any fan of the series.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Utopia indeed., 23 Mar 2007
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For my money this is the best of the Hope and Crosby movies with both men on top form and with a decent script that is greatly enhanced by Robert Benchley's wry onscreen observations.

It's hardly worth mentioning the plot,aren't all the Road movie plots the same one in different locations?Bob and Bing are forced to travel to a remote location,here it's the Yukon,to escape creditors/irate fathers/vengeful husbands/an angry mob...tick as appropriate.They both meet and fall for Dorothy Lamour, who's usually in some sort of distress, and spend the rest of the picture trying to romance her and cracking jokes whilst attempting to help her.

This picture ticks all of the boxes,but when you throw in Benchley's narration,Grizzly bears,huskies,a couple of rough,tough hitmen,who Bob and Bing,naturally have to impersonate,and all that lovely,snowy,studio bound scenery and you've got yourself a little classic.

The jokes are ancient,the slapstick gags probably pre-date silent film,and the songs are pretty ho-hum to modern ears,but the charm and the cheek of the two stars pulls everything else along behind them.There's plenty to laugh at here and it's one of those films that stays in the mind long after you've seen it and I rate it as one of Hope's best comedies.Recommended,especially for a wintery Sunday afternoon,or even late at night.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 July 2014
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Very funny
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old Bob Hope & Bing Crosby movies.., 6 Feb 2014
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this one and two others were bought for my 94 year old Uncles Birthday, they are still great today, very funny!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I miss flims like this., 10 Jan 2013
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Well what can I say, except they certainly don't make like this anymore, sadly. Bob Hope is on top form and brillant. RIP Bob. Bing is good too, but for me Bob shines more every time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A wobbly road, 22 Sep 2011
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R. Hughes "Grumpy Old Git" (Deepest Wiltshire) - See all my reviews
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This was the fourth in the Road To partnership of Crosby, Hope and Lamour. This outing sees Crosby and Hope joining in the gold rush to Alaska with a map to a gold mine, stolen from Lamour. As usual the plot doesn't matter very much; it is just a vehicle for a few songs, some gags and a little love interest.

They break the fourth wall much more than in the previous films and there are frequent asides, gags about Paramount Studios and general fooling around. For all that and despite some of the other reviews here, I didn't feel the film was as good as the earlier Road to Morocco. To my mind there were too many songs and the lack of plot detracted a little. Sledging across the snow was initially a novelty but it seemed to fill a little too much of the film. Being chased by the real villains also became rather repetitive.

Still, a reasonable film to watch but I did feel they should get on with it at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comedy, 17 May 2011
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The next best thing to Laurel and Hardy or the Two Ronnies. They Bing and Bob are on a level with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Nov 2014
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 11 Aug 2014
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I wish to return it at once
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