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Road Show (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Music | 26 May 1941 (Portugal)
Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There ... See full summary »

Director:

Hal Roach

Writers:

Eric Hatch (from the novel by), Arnold Belgard (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adolphe Menjou ... Colonel Carleton Carroway
Carole Landis ... Penguin Moore
John Hubbard ... Drogo Gaines
Charles Butterworth ... Harry Whitman
Patsy Kelly ... Jinx
George E. Stone ... Indian
Margaret Roach ... Priscilla
Polly Ann Young ... Helen Newton
Edward Norris ... Ed Newton
Marjorie Woodworth ... Alice
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Newton
Willie Best ... Willie
The Charioteers The Charioteers ... The Charioteers - Musical Ensemble
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Storyline

Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There he befriends Colonel Carraway, and together they escape, catching a ride with a beautiful blonde who proves to be Penguin Moore, carnival owner. The adventures of Drogo and the Colonel with Moore's Carnival are replete with Hal Roach slapstick. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Gay with girls! Goofy with gags! (One-sheet poster). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1941 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Anda Tudo Doido See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 28 August 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), and in Detroit Sunday 28 November 1948 on WWJ (Channel 4) as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. It first aired in Boston Sunday 26 June 1949 on WBZ (Channel 4), and in Atlanta Sunday 28 August 1949 on WSB (Channel 8). See more »

Quotes

Jinx: Hurry up, Drogo. Ah can't hold 'em much longer. They're waitin' for you.
Drogo Gaines: The lions?
Jinx: No, the people, silly.
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Featured in Classified X (1998) See more »

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Over the Waves
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by George Stoll
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Carole Landis Was Beautiful
8 July 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This 1941 Hal Roach production was a big hit with movie goers because the public were innocent and hard working people who enjoyed all the great humor that Hal Roach introduced from the 1920's, 30's and 40's. In todays standards this film would be horrible and a complete corny boring film. John Hubbard, (Drogo Gaines) plays the role as a playboy and gets out of a marriage by claiming he was crazy, because his bride was only a gold-digger and Drogo is placed in a mental institution. While Drogo is in the nut house he meets up with Col. Carleton Carroway, (Adolphe Menjou) who after a few weeks decides to escape with Drogo and they meet up with Penguin Moore, (Carole Landis), "I Wake Up Screaming", who owns a carnival and they decide to work and stay with Penguin and Drogo even gets involved with being a lion trainer. This is a nutty film, but a great look back at a film that was produced and directed when America was at war during WW II and the people needed a break from the horrible concerns and worry for the fighting men and woman in this horrible war.


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