Old ingredients make up the mix in this adaptation of Robert Sherwood's play "Road to Rome." As you can see by the cast list, it concerns that matinee idol, Hannibal, and the people and events surrounding his trip over the Alps. It's a spoof of the famous trek (elephants included), with
Williams taking to the water, the Champions taking to their dance shoes, and a few tunes tossed in for good measure. It was such a turkey that Williams, Sidney, and the Champions were all released from their MGM contracts after the picture sank. In essence, Williams has the job of turning Keel
away from the Eternal City before he sacks it. Satire always requires the audience to unde...