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September 9, 2014

1940 – Road to Singapore

Bing Crosby

Road to Singapore (1940, Paramount)

As “Josh Mallon”

Cast: Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn.

Director: Victor Schertzinger

Producer: Harlan Thompson

Screenwriters: Frank Butler & Don Hartman

Summary: Bing and Bob swear off women, hiding out in Singapore; then they meet saronged Lamour. This marks the beginning of the successful and long-running series of ‘Road’ pictures, which established the formula for the ‘buddy picture’ genre.

Featured Songs:

  • “Sweet Potato Piper”
  • “Captain Custard”
  • “Too Romantic”
  • “The Moon and the Willow Tree”
  • “An Apple For The Teacher”

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