Road to Utopia Overview:

Road to Utopia (1946) was a Adventure - Comedy Film directed by Hal Walker and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva and Paul Jones.

SYNOPSIS

The fourth "Road" movie, and one of the most gag-filled, opens with old married couple Hope and Lamour comfortable in their mansion reminiscing about their past in the Yukon gold country. Vaudevillians Hope and Crosby escaped San Francisco on a steamer heading north, impersonating vicious killers and with a stolen mine deed in their pockets. Lamour, the daughter of the rightful owner and a dance-hall singer, woos both to get her hands on the deed. Hope gets the girl, but their child looks like Bing! Humorist Robert Benchley narrates.

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Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingNorman Panama, Melvin FrankNominated
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Road to Utopia ( 1945 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 28, 2023 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are on the road once again in the 1945 comedy classic Road to Utopia, this time heading out to Alaska during the Klondike gold rush at the turn of the century. Hope and Crosby play a couple of down-in-their-luck vaudevillians named Chester and Duke who find a map to a gold m... Read full article


Musical Monday: Road to Utopia (1946)

on Dec 27, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Road to Utopia (1946) ? Musi... Read full article


Musical Monday: Road to Utopia (1948)

on Dec 27, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Road to Utopia (1946) ? Musi... Read full article


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


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


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Quotes from

Chester Hooton: Yeah? Well, I ain't afraid to die. I just hate being killed, that's all.


Chester Hooton: As far as I'm concerned, this picture's over right now.


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


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Facts about

The fourth of the seven Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour "Road" films.
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.
Filmed between December 3, 1943 and late January 1944, the movie premiered on February 27, 1946 at the Paramount Theatre in Manhattan.
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