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Road to Utopia (1946) was a Adventure - Comedy Film directed by Hal Walker and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva and Paul Jones.
Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Writing||Norman Panama, Melvin Frank||Nominated|
Road to Utopia (1946)By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 15, 2013 From 4 Star Films
Starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour in this fourth Road picture, this film begins in the present with an old marry couple who gets a surprise visitor. Then the story flashes back to the turn of the century where two lowlifes commit murder in order to steal the map to a gold mine. Howe... Read full article
TCM Classic Film Fest: Road to Utopia (1946)By Wade Sheeler on Apr 26, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films
My first screening of the festival, and I quickly learned it’s sometimes great to see something that may not be on everybody’s hit list. The theatre was half full as festival-goers jammed in to see “Funny Girl” and “The Killing” and “Ninotchka.” The vi... Read full article
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[Chester has the hiccups]
Duke: Can't you suppress it somehow?
Chester Hooton: Frighten me.
Duke: I can't, I haven't got a mirror.
Chester Hooton: Am I dead?
Duke: I can't tell, you always look that way.
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Filmed between December 3, 1943 and late January 1944, the movie premiered on February 27, 1946 at the Paramount Theatre in Manhattan.
The big hit of the Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen score was the comically saucy "Personality." Put over in the film by worldly wise Dorothy Lamour, the tune was transformed by Decca Records into easy jazz, courtesy of Bing Crosby and Eddie Condon's Orchestra featuring the cornet of Wild Bill Davidson. This interpretation showed up on two Decca releases: a 78 which rose to number nine on the "Billboard" singles listing, and as part of the boxed album of selections from the movie. Capitol's waxing by singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers captured first place on the "Billboard" singles chart during the week of March 9, 1946.
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