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Joan Collins was given the female lead in this final "Road" picture and Dorothy Lamour was given a small cameo appearance. When Lamour balked, and since financial backing hinged on her participation in the project, her role was enlarged.

Bob Hope's and Bing Crosby's final Road movie. Two years after Crosby's death, Hope announced the possibility (in earnest) of doing "The Road to the Fountain of Youth" with George Burns, but nothing came of it.

Bob Hope's character Chester Babcock is named after composer Jimmy Van Heusen who was born Edward Chester Babcock. Van Heusen wrote "Warmer Than A Whisper", which Dorothy Lamour performs in the movie.

In joke: Peter Sellers sings a few bars of "Thanks for the memory", Bob Hope's theme song.

The long nonsense word that Peter Sellers says during his scene is actually the name of a Welsh town, known for being the longest place name anywhere: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.



The only Road movie not to be released by Paramount, it was released by United Artists.

The seventh of the seven Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour "Road" films. Dorothy Lamour only showed up long enough to help the boys out of a jam and still have enough time left over to get a song in.


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