1960 – High Time

High Time (1960, 20th Century Fox, color)

As “Harvey Howard”

Cast: Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey, Richard Beymer, Yvonne Craig

Director: Blake Edwards

Producer: Charles Brackett

Screenwriters: Tom Waldman & Frank Waldman – based on a story by Garson Kanin.

Score: Henry Mancini

Summary: Bing plays Harvey Howard, the millionaire owner of a chain of restaurants and a widower, who resumes a college career, much to the chagrin of his snooty adult son & daughter. Sparks fly with a particular instructor (Nicole Maurey) and Harvey manages to become big-man-on-campus, while learning – and teaching – a thing or two along the way!

Featured Songs:

“The Second Time Around”
“You Tell Me Your Dream”
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear’


1960 – Let’s Make Love

Let’s Make Love (1960, 20th Century Fox, color)

Cameo appearance as himself

Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand

Director: George Cukor

Producer: Jerry Wald

Screenplay: Norman Krasna

Summary: A billionaire hears of a show spoofing him and wants to stop it, then meets the star. To charm her, he hires Crosby to teach him to sing.

Featured Songs:

  • “Incurably Romantic”



1960 – Pepe

Pepe (1960, Columbia, color)

Cameo appearance.

Cast: Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Director/Producer: George Sidney

Screenwriters: Dorothy Kingsley & Claude Binyon

Summary: The first featured role for International star, Cantiflas – Mario Moreno, who portrays a ragamuffin ranch hand who raises a white stallion, Don Juan, from a colt and he thinks of as his son. When the horse is sold at auction to a Hollywood writer/director (Dan Dailey), Pepe follows his stallion to Hollywood where his paths cross with a parade of Hollywood glitterati.

Featured Songs:

  • “Pennies From Heaven
  • “Lets Fall In Love”
  • “South of the Border”


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1962 – The Road to Hong Kong

The Road to Hong Kong (1962, United Artists)

As “Harry Turner”

Cast: Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Morley

Director: Norman Panama

Producer: Melvin Frank

Screenplay – Norman Panama & Melvin Frank

Summary: The seventh of the Bing and Bob ‘Road’ pictures and the first without Dorothy Lamour in the feminine lead, though she appears in a lesser role. Bing & Bo are con men who become involved in international intrigue and space travel.

Featured Songs:

  • “Teamwork”
  • “Road To Hong Kong”
  • “Let’s Not Be Sensible”


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1964 – Robin and the 7 Hoods

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964, Warner Bros., color)

As “Allen A. Dale”

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Falk, Barbara Rush.

Director: Gordon Douglas

Producer: Frank Sinatra

Executive Producer: Howard W. Koch

Screenplay: David R. Schwartz

Summary: A spoof of the Hollywood Gangster films from the 1930’s with a little Robin Hood mixed in for good measure, Bing portrays Allen A. Dale in a supporting role, but as the ‘big man!’ A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.

Featured Songs:

  • “Style”
  • “Mr. Booze”
  • “My Kind of Town”
  • “All for One and One for All”
  • “Charlotte Couldn’t Charleston”
  • “Any Man Who Loves His Mother”
  • “Don’t Be a Do-Baddder”
  • “Bang-bang”


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1966 – Cinerama’s Russian Adventure

Cinerama’s Russian Adventure (1966, United Roadshow Presentations, Inc., color)


Summary: A feature length travelogue-documentary made for the Cinerama organization. As part of a Soviet-USA cultural agreement, this film took eight years to make as a Soviet film crew combed the Russian countryside searching for material. Bing narrated the commentary and appears in the prologue of the film for the US and UK releases.


1966 – Stagecoach

Stagecoach (1966, 20th Century Fox, color)

As “Doc Josiah Boone”

Cast: Ann-Margaret, Red Buttons, Alex Cord, Michael Connors, Bob Cummings.

Director: Gordon Douglas

Producer: Martin Rackin

Screenwriter: Joseph Landon & Dudley Nichols from a story by Ernest Haycox

Summary: Remake of ’39 John Ford film.
Bing appears as the drunken Doc Boone, who boards the stagecoach as he is ordered to leave town. He later forces himself into sobriety in order to help a fellow passenger deliver a baby. Bing gives his portrayal of Josiah Boone a tragic-comic touch.


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