Thursday, 16 July 2015
BING & BOB - ROAD TO MOROCCO TRAILER...
The third entry in the 'ROAD' series of films was a
staple of Sunday afternoon TV viewing over the course
of many years, and I've lost count of the number of times
I've now seen this comedy classic. I'm sure I saw it at my
grandparents' house at least once, but the last occasion I
recall was on one of the rare times they visited us on a
Sunday, rather than us visiting them.
I saw it again after that, of course - several times,
but somehow that's the day that seems foremost in my
mind, when six of us sat around the TV set and laughed up-
roariously at BING & BOB's antics, with my father giving
a running commentary on what was coming up next. Not
that it mattered much of course, because we'd all seen
it before and practically knew it off by heart.
I now have the complete set of 'Road' movies in a
gloriously remastered DVD box set and it goes without
saying that I have memories associated with all seven films.
However, ROAD To MOROCCO is probably my favourite
of them all, which is high praise indeed because the other six
are all pretty durn funny. HOPE & CROSBY were planning
an eighth film - ROAD To The FOUNTAIN Of YOUTH -
when Bing died suddenly on a golf course in Spain in 1977.
There was talk of Bob doing the film with GEORGE
BURNS, but it never happened.
Perhaps it was just as well; good as George Burns
was, Bing & Bob had a special chemistry that was diffi-
cult to beat. Altogether now - "Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake,
Baker's man, bake me a cake as fast as you can..."
Posted by Kid at Thursday, July 16, 2015