On the Road with Bob & Bing Blu-Ray Giveaway (now through April 27)

 

Celebrating Springtime with Bob & Bing!
Blu-Ray Giveaway, Each Winner wins 6 ‘Road’ Blu-Rays, yes SIX!

I’m sooooo excited to announce this very special Blu-Ray Giveaway, just in time for some springtime fun! We are happy to say that we will be giving away FOUR SETs of SIX ‘Bob & Bing Road’ BLU-RAYs courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber!  So, each of our weekly winners will win one of each of these Blu-Rays: Road to Singapore (1940), Road to Zanzibar (1941), Road to Morocco (1942), Road to Utopia (1945), Road to Rio (1947) and Road to Bali (1952)!  That said, here we go…

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, April 27 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick one winner on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

April 6: One Winner
April 13: One Winner
April 20: One Winner
April 27: One Winner

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners on Sunday April 7 at 10PM EST.

Road to Rio movie posterRoad to Rio, 1947

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Each winner will win one each of all six of these Blu-Rays:

Road to Singapore: The 1940s’ hottest movie trio—Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour—chart a course for comedy, music and romance in Road to Singapore. Running out on his stuffy desk job and marriage-minded girlfriend, Josh Mallon (Crosby) links up with sailor-buddy Ace (Hope) and sets sail for the farthest point on the map: Singapore. On the exotic island of Kaigoon, they meet Mima (Lamour), a lovely young dancer on the run from her domineering fiancé. Josh and Ace rescue Mima, who moves into their shack, cooks, cleans, sings—and quickly becomes the object of their wise-cracking war for her affections. Road to Singapore was the initial entry in the legendary Hope-Crosby-Lamour Road series that delighted moviegoers for years to come. The Victor Schertzinger-helmed film was the top-grosser of 1940 and features Charles Coburn, Jerry Colonna and Anthony Quinn in key supporting roles.

Road to Zanzibar: In this second entry in the Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour Road series, Chuck (Crosby) and Fearless (Hope) are really in hot water—as guests of honor at a cannibal feast while stranded in the heart of Africa. American sideshow performers Chuck and Fearless are stranded in the jungle after their human cannonball act starts a fire that burns down the circus. They become entangled with a larcenous pair of entertainers from Brooklyn (Lamour and Una Merkel) anxious to separate them from their bankroll. Duped into accompanying the ladies on a safari, Chuck and Fearless soon find themselves in the clutches of savage tribesmen who pit Fearless against a gorilla in a wild wrestling match. A blend of jokes, zany adventures and songs, Road to Zanzibar became one of the top-grossing films of 1941. Directed by Victor Schertzinger, who also directed the first film in the series, Road to Singapore.

Road to Morocco: Like Webster’s dictionary, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour are “Morocco-bound” in the third and considered by most to be the best entry in the popular Road series. Survivors of a Mediterranean shipwreck, stowaways Jeff (Crosby) and Orville (Hope) paddle to a North African shore and hitch a camel ride across the desert to Morocco. In order to buy food, Jeff sells Orville into slavery—but Orville’s owner turns out to be the luscious Princess Shalmar (Lamour), who quickly offers to become his wife. Unfortunately, the true reason for the Princess’s proposal soon becomes clear. Her prophet has warned that her first husband will meet a violent death within days of their marriage, so she decided to marry Orville instead of her beloved Mullay Kasim (Anthony Quinn). Nominated for two Oscars® including Original Screenplay, Road to Morocco is highlighted by Bing’s rendition of one of his best-loved songs, the unforgettable “Moonlight Becomes You,” and the memorable title song by Hope and Crosby. Directed by David Butler (They Got Me Covered).

Road to Utopia: This fourth entry in the hilarious Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour Road series is a blizzard of laughs with Bob and Bing playing turn-of-the-century vaudevillians in search of Klondike gold. After stealing the map to a gold mine from two Alaskan killers, Hope and Crosby assume the identities of the bad guys, swagger into Skagway and meet saloon-singer Lamour. A series of misadventures ensue as the boys, Lamour, the killers and other crooked characters try to outwit each other, obtain the map and locate the mine. The recipient of a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award® nomination, Road to Utopia also features the world-renowned humorist Robert Benchley as an on-camera narrator who adds to all the fun with a running commentary on our heroes’ on-screen antics. Directed by Hal Walker (Road to Bali).

Road to Rio: In this fifth of seven “Road to” movies, Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope, Son of Paleface) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby, Road to Bali) stow away on an ocean bound ship to avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus. Aboard the vessel, the duo fall for the beautiful Lucia Maria de Andrade (Dorothy Lamour, My Favorite Brunette). Lucia is under the spell of her evil aunt (Gale Sondergaard, The Life of Emile Zola), who has arranged a marriage for the young beauty to take over her inheritance. Just like its predecessors, Road to Rio is full of hilarious Hope and Crosby gags and wonderful musical sequences, featuring musical guests The Wiere Brothers and The Andrew Sisters. Beautifully shot by Oscar-winner Ernest Laszlo (Judgment at Nuremberg) with wonderful direction by Norman Z. McLeod (Topper) who went on to direct Hope in four more features and a screenplay by Edmund Beloin (The Lemon Drop Kid) and Jack Rose (Papa’s Delicate Condition).

Road to Bali: In this sixth of seven “Road to” movies, Bob Hope (Son of Paleface), Bing Crosby (Road to Rio) and Dorothy Lamour (My Favorite Brunette) team up in their only color film in the series. Hope and Crosby star as two out-of-work vaudeville performers who are on the lam. The two are hired by a South Seas prince as deep-sea divers in order to recover a buried treasure. They meet beautiful Princess Lala (Lamour) and vie for her affections. Of course, the boys run into the usual perils such as cannibals, a giant squid and numerous cameos from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Jane Russell and Humphrey Bogart. Director Hal Walker (At War with the Army) was no stranger to the three actors, having directed the trio in Road to Utopia. The seventh and final “Road to” picture, Road to Hong Kong, would be released 10 years later for another studio and co-starred Joan Collins with Hope and Crosby, with Lamour only making a brief cameo appearance.

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road to utopiaRoad to Utopia, 1945

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ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, April 27 at 10PM EST— BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the ‘On the Road with Bob and Bing SIX Blu-Ray Giveaway’ courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub #BobHope #BingCrosby #CMHContest link: http://ow.ly/scwi30ogAEL

THE QUESTION:
What do you love most about the ‘Road’ movies? And, if you’ve never seen one, why do you want to win them?

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…

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road to baliRoad to Bali, 1952

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

For complete rules, click here.

And if you can’t wait to win any of these titles, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon 🙂

 

Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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47 Responses to On the Road with Bob & Bing Blu-Ray Giveaway (now through April 27)

  1. Carol Ezovski says:

    I don’t think I ever saw these movies, but I’d like to win because I grew up hearing about Bob Hope all the time from my paents and I’d like to see more of this for myself.

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/SusieQKat/status/1112609449544306688

  2. Stuart Cook says:

    It’s best to see the ageless Hope-Crosby-Lamour trio romp through the ROAD pictures with Bob often being the target of many gags. The trio clicked like the classic movie comedy teams albeit their scripted “conflicts”.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  3. Gordon Miller says:

    The banter between Bing and Bob

  4. Laura A. says:

    I just love how silly they are! They are the perfect comedy trio 🙂

  5. Garrett Solomon says:

    I love watching these movies because I like to see Bob and Bing play off each other and try to pull a fast one over the other to the point that they ultimately end up in more trouble than they were to begin with. They may be perhaps my favorite duo in classic comedy and they dabbled in the kind of humor that existed long before Family Guy tried to pull it off and broke the fourth wall long before Deadpool made it his B-word.

  6. AJ says:

    The thing I love most is the trio- Bing Crosby and Bob Hope exchanging jokes and vying for Dorothy Lamour’s affection, with Bing usually winning. They were the perfect combination- Crosby’s crooning, Hope’s wisecracks, and Lamour’s glamour and patience with “the boys.” Also, Crosby and Hope’s game of “pattycake” with their enemies is always funny.

  7. Zelina/Alex says:

    Honestly, I learned of these films from Family Guy’s parody/tribute/homage episode “Road to Rhode Island” and those that followed.

    These were just fun, silly films, with an assortment of locations. Ive honestly only seen two of these and a compilation or two, but you get the gist of these films from that. Bing & Bob are HAMS. I love when they break the fourth wall, or just reference things outside the movie (“Paramount will protect us, cuz we’re signed for five more years”). And some of the stuff in the movies, you really can’t get away with in this day and age.

  8. bill norris says:

    the give and take of the two guys… so dang funny.

  9. Tim says:

    My wife and I love musicals and Bing Crosby! I have never seen these and I hope to win them! With Mother’s Day around the corner my wife would love getting these!

    We love Bing Crosby in Holiday Inn and White Christmas too. We attended White Christmas back in December thanks to Classic Movie Hub too!

    Hope we win!!!

  10. Billy Slobin says:

    I have always loved the Road films!
    Bing and Bob and their comedic synergy and timing is impeccable.
    I adore Dorothy Lamour and can’t get enough of the supporting characters.
    Charles Coburn-Jerry Colonna-Una Merkel-all great favorites of mine as well.
    The Andrews Sisters are fabulous. Robert Benchley is so good too!
    Love them all!

  11. Danielle lundgren says:

    They are the best , love bob hope and bing, they had great chemistry together, they do not make movies like these anymore nor are our movie stars and movies so charming . It’s asham we need more bob hopes and bing crosby in comedy and musicals. Love tcm best movies ever . We lost so many great actors.😥 thanks

  12. James Dooley says:

    What I love most about these movies is the fun, easy, chemistry between Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. It’s rare to see two powerhouses effortlessly bounce off one another in movies these days, and there’s a reason they made so many afterall!

  13. Russell Evans says:

    I love the Road pictures because they often throw away the “4th wall” by using inside and real-life references. Also, the natural chemistry between Hope and Crosby.

  14. rex fermier says:

    As a child of the 60’s, I grew up watching these road movies on TV. I loved how Bob Hope would find a way to break the 4th wall and talk directly to the audience. I remember him telling me that Bing was about to sing so it would be a good time to go to the lobby for some popcorn. And the patty-cake routine that didn’t always work! Lots of laughs. If I will I’ll finally be able to watch these movies in color!

  15. What I love? My dad introduced me to the road series and we had the most wonderful time watching the movies together and now I share them with my own kids. My dad would sing along with Bings deep beritone voice and I love the costumes! And we both had such fun with every joke sometimes I didn’t catch them all the first time since the two characters always seemed to be trying to out do the other with a clever line that would steal the show. It makes me happy just to know that the movies will be beautiful on Boy Ray. Thank you so much for the opportunity! 🎥💜💜

  16. Derek Johns says:

    The antics of Bob Hope

  17. Ricky Kennedy says:

    I love the breaking of the fourth wall in all the Road pictures. The ad libs, Bob’s cracks about Bing, Bing’s cracks about Bob, jokes at the studios expense, and talking camels. Anything and everything was a joke and I love it.

  18. Jack says:

    I remember watching one of the Road movies when I was a child and loving it. I happened to watch Road to Bali on TV about a month ago and enjoyed the wonderful chemistry between Hope and Crosby. I particularly enjoyed Hope’s breaking the fourth wall throughout the film and the hysterical one-liners said by both. The plot doesn’t really matter, just the banter between these two comic greats.

  19. Ashley says:

    I don’t really know what I like most about the series, but I would like to upgrade Road to Rio in particular. It’s my favorite of the group, and it may very well be the first one of the series of films that I saw. It’s the one that I have watched the most. Each film is different from the rest.

  20. How can you NOT love the ROAD movies? They’re perfectly crafted little feature films (well, BALI’s a little weak) showing Bing, Bob & Dottie at their finest and breaking both all the rules of comedy and inventing new ones along the way. (Bob, after meeting Bing in UTOPIA: “And I thought this was going to be an ‘A’ picture.” Never fails to break me up.)

  21. Teresa says:

    My favorite parts are when they clearly go off-script and the timing stays just perfect.

  22. Karen Hirth says:

    What I love most about the road movies is the way that Bing and Bob’s friendship really comes through in the movie. Anyone can do banter, but to do it that well and convincingly there has to be real affection underneath. It is also neat to see Bob catch Bing with a quick, off the cuff zinger. The fun is infectious.

  23. Randy Pepe says:

    I love the dynamics between Bob and Bing.

  24. Joyce Heiser says:

    I love the interplay and improvisation between Bob and Bing. And Bing is just as funny as Bob!!

  25. David Joiner says:

    Road flicks have lots of locales, so there’s lots of room for hijinks and fun!

  26. Craig Buehler says:

    Dorothy Lamour is the best

  27. Sean Haffner says:

    What ISN’T there to love about these films?!
    The acting, the scripts, the songs, the physical comedy, the callbacks in later films to the earlier films (“I’ll lay you eight to five that we’ll meet Dorothy Lamour”) and the ad-libs that they kept in the final cuts.
    My father was a huge fan of these films, and I watched them all the time with him when I was younger. I’ve still never gotten tired of them. They’ll always make me laugh.

  28. Brad Brandenburg says:

    Love the interaction of Bob and Bing and how Bob almost gets Dorothy at the end.

  29. Sandra Chennault says:

    I love classic movies. It would be wonderful to have this collection so that I could have my own little movie marathon!

  30. Mike Lyddon says:

    The thing I love most about the Road movies is the casting. Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour. Much like the Marx Brothers, the comedic talents of the leads makes the Road films one of the best comedy series in film history. The screenplays are great, but without that amazing trio they would have been lesser films.

  31. Edward Godfrey says:

    Funny and entertaining. True classics.

  32. John Hall says:

    I always enjoy the in-jokes in the Road pictures. I love their making fun of Paramount pictures or Bing and Bob’s careers and appearances.

  33. Why? Such fun, such honestly funny lines. Beautiful women falling for the Rube.
    Screwball lines. Why all six movies? I don’t recall seeing them shown on cable , broadcast stations in quite some time

  34. Mark says:

    What didn’t I love about the Road pictures. The chemistry between Bing, Bob & Dorothy was magic. Banter between Hope and Crosby was the funnest ever. That never could be repeated, in mine or anyone else’s lifetime. Once in a while you’ll catch one on TCM, but remember them on New York channels when growing up. Like Hope said when Crosby was gonna sing “He’s gonna sing folks. Now’s the time to go out and get the popcorn”. I miss these movies.

  35. I have to admit, while I HAVE seen a few Bing Crosby movies, I shockingly have yet to see a movie with Bob Hope as the star. I’m sure this iconic saga would be a good place to start if I were given the oppurtunity.

  36. Laurie says:

    The Road movies are hilarious, I love them! It doesn’t matter how many times I see the Patty Cake trick, I still laugh. It’s so funny how Bing always gets the girl, even in Road to Utopia when Bob gets Dorothy, their son looks just like Bing! What a great prize!

  37. Stephen Elderbrock says:

    I’m a big fan of the early Marx Brothers movies, and I think the only other movies that ever came close in terms of their anarchistic, almost surrealist, humor, with lots of self-references, are some of the Road pictures. Plus you can tell that Bob and Bing are having a great time themselves, which translates off the screen.

  38. Sandra says:

    Being a HUGE Bing Crosby fan, it is very obvious that I am really biased. But it’s just that this comedy duo of two great film stars makes the movies great; comedy just oozes naturally between/from the two (proven with the various accounts of ad-libbing in the films). Given that, I absolutely love The Road to series.

  39. M.T. Fisher says:

    In addition to the talent of the star trio, the humor than jumps out at the most unexpected times. It’s the ‘expected unexpected’ bits that make these films the classics they are.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message

  40. Michele Harvey says:

    I love how they joke with each other and play off our expectations based on our experience with each of them in real life.

  41. Judy Wyeth says:

    Bob and Bing were an amazing comedy duo and I loved their banter together. Dorothy was always fabulous with them. I love these movies. They are classics.

  42. Chris Teel says:

    I haven’t seen any of them but my number one reason to want to is simply
    That Bob Hope is in them. His delivery is priceless and he always makes me laugh. Dorothy Lamour is a huge bonus and I can only imagine the chemistry between those two.

  43. Chris Killingsworth says:

    I would like to win because those movies are hilarious and it’s so great that Kino has issued them on Blu-ray!

  44. Erin sullivan says:

    I haven’t seen the road movies before. Why I want to win them is so that I can watch them on my days off from work and just kick back and relax and enjoy these movies.

  45. Ana Roland says:

    My twitter handle is @DonnaL’Amour. I was given the name by a friend who thought I reminded her of Dorothy Lamour (The Sarong Girl who often wore an Edith Head designed floral print wrap-around sarong which she had been associated with since her first starring role), especially since I do spend a lot time wearing a sarong. I love these silly movies. They all look like they are having so much fun making the movie, ad-libbing their lines. I can imagine what a comic relief these films were to a war weary audience.

  46. Jlwthe2nd says:

    I haven’t seen all of these movies, but they are all excellent! I love the relationship that bob hope and bing Crosby have. It’s hilarious! Such great movies you can watch again and again.
    I do not have a twitter account so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  47. I love the bing Crosby and Bob hope movies, because together they are very funny, sometimes in the movie they don’t agree, sometimes they do, they always funnily fight over the girl, and I know that their movies are very hard to find, so that’s what I have to say.

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