Road to Zanzibar

Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Musical, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Apr 11, 1941  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Road to Zanzibar is a 1941 Paramount Pictures comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, and marked the second of seven picture in the popular "Road to …" series made by the trio.

Paramount executives owned the rights to a story by Sy Bartlett titled "Find Colonel Fawcett" about two men trekking through the jungles of Madagascar. They felt that its plot was so similar to the recently released Stanley and Livingstone (1939) that it could not be made as written without seeming too derivative, so they turned the project over to Frank Butler and Don Hartman, the writers on the wildly successful Road to Singapore which Paramount had released the year before. Thus reborn as a comedy and spoof of the safari genre, the film resembled its predecessor in every important way, with plot taking a back seat to gags (many of them ad libbed), and music. The film was so successful that further "Road to..." pictures were assured.

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Road, Road Movie, Street, Zanzibar

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Narrative Location: Africa

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Alternate Titles

2 iloista merimiestä Afrikassa
FI
A Tentação de Zanzibar
BR
Avventura a Zanzibar
IT
Camino a Zanzibar
MX
Der Weg nach Sansibar
AT, DE
Droga do Zanzibaru
PL
En route vers Zanzibar
BE, CA, FR
Kaksi iloista merimiestä Afrikassa
FI
O Turbilhão de Zanzibar
PT
Op weg naar Zanzibar
BE
På eventyr i Afrika
DK
Road To Zanzibar
Road to Zanzibar
AU, CA, GB, US
Två glada sjömän i Afrika
SE
Zanzibar... al te bar
NL
Η σειρήνα της ζούγκλας
GR
アフリカ珍道中
JP