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Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into international intrigue, trying to stay alive while keeping the formula out of enemy hands.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The automatic banana-feeding machine intended for monkey astronauts seems to be inspired by, or cribbed from, the assembly line worker feeding machine that tortured poor Charlie Chaplin with buttered corn and hot soup in Modern Times (1936), right down to the (eventually dangerous) mouth wiping function. See more »
When the spacecraft nears the moon and the Third Echelon controller tries to avoid their crashing into the lunar surface, the controller turns the steering wheel to the right. However, the spacecraft is shown turning to the LEFT. See more »
Mr. Babcock, if you leave now, you'll be running out on your fellow man.
That still leaves my fellow women.
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Someone remarked that the boys in their 60's were too old to be on adventures, and should be in retirement homes instead. I would hate to be that person's parents if he/she believes that people in their 60's belong in retirement homes! You're never too old for goofy adventures.
As it happens, H&C were 59 when they did this final Road picture, and it was definitely not their best work. The plot is even thinner than previous farces without the superb timing and camaraderie we associate with the two.
Far sadder is the way they ditched their witty and lovely partner Dorothy Lamour for a girl half their age; Joan Collins was 29 when she scampered around with the pair. This is a painful mirror of our society's tacit approval for older men to dump their wives for a younger model.
By far the funniest scene features Peter Sellers as a ditzy neurologist.
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