Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1947. Paramount Pictures. Original Story and screenplay by Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose. Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo. Produced by Daniel Dare. Music by Robert Emmett Dolan. Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Ellsworth Hoagland. Academy Awards 1947.
One of the most enjoyable of the Road movies, featuring a marvelous musical score and a delightful supporting cast. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are on their way to Rio De Janeiro, on the cruiseliner getting to know gorgeous heiress Dorothy Lamour. Naturally they want to cozy up to the her, but her bossy aunt (Gale Sondergaard) is pushing her towards a previously arranged marriage. Excellent songs and lots of great laughs, one of the most enjoyable movies of its year.