The sixth Hope and Crosby road picture was the first in color and the first that actually hired indigenous actors. The jokes tread a little too far into corny waters for my taste, relying on some sight gags and special effects. Hope’s performance here is very good, though, and there are at least five instances where you can see where Woody Allen stole gestures and lines wholesale. Also: I must add that Dorothy Lamour got much sexier as she got older. Here she is at age 38 busting out of her dishy Balinese princess outfit and looking a lot more eye popping than she did as a 25 year old girl in a sarong in the first “Road To Singapore.” Oddly, she gets treated like shit by both Hope and Crosby here. There has always been wild sexism in these films, but usually Lamour is the exception to the rule and is treated like a godess. Here she is an object to be fought over and, once won, ignored. There’s an undercurrent of meanness in all the films, but usually it is the scoundral Crosby jerking the chain of the rube Hope — but here the resentment goes all the way round, only taking a break for a musical number. To call the “road pictures” anything other than fascinating would be a mistake. One more out of seven to go.