This is the one that started it all and it is also one of the weakest of the "Road" pictures. There are two stories as to how it came to be. The studio bought a Harry Hervey original entitled "The Road to Mandalay" which was an adventure story. It was then turned into a comedy and
rejected by George Burns and Gracie Allen, as well as Fred MacMurray and Jack Oakie before being seen by Hope and Crosby. The other tale is that producer Thompson and director-songwriter Schertzinger played golf one afternoon with Hope and Crosby and such a good time was had by all that they
decided to work together. This movie, although never intended to be more than a one-shot, did such...