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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 WritingNorman Panama, Melvin FrankNominated

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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 Hooton: Everything is cold! My nose is an iceberg.
Duke: Iceberg? That's a glacier.

Chester Hooton: I'll have a lemonade.
[sees looks of surprise, snarls]
Chester Hooton: In a dirty glass.

Chester Hooton: Am I dead?
Duke: I can't tell, you always look that way.

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Of the seven "Road to" pictures, this is the only one whose title does not refer to an actual location. In this case, "Utopia" is the happiness that comes from striking gold in the Yukon Territories, where much of the action takes place.
Writers Panama and Frank were having trouble getting the script approved by the 3 main stars, all of whom were prestigious in their own right and wanted the most screen presence. When these group script negotiations broke down, Panama and Frank held individual conferences with each of the stars, explaining how the script would highlight that star (the one being met with at the time) more than the others. This approach worked, and the script was finally approved for filming.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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