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Road to Zanzibar

Road to Zanzibar(1941)

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An article in Hollywood Reporter reported that wrestlers George Zaharias, Jim Londos, Hardboiled Haggerty and Golden Terror protested the scene of the wrestling match between "Fearless Frazier" and the gorilla in the film because they felt it belittled the wrestling profession. According to modern sources, the original screenplay was titled Find Colonel Fawcett. In her autobiography, Dorothy Lamour noted that on May 7, 1941, Hollywood cameramen voted her one of the "Ten Best Undressed Women" because of her costume in this film, in which she wears only leaves, and also indicated that Harry Ray did her makeup and Barney Dean wrote special "gags" for the film. The success of Paramount's first "Road" picture, Road to Singapore, starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, prompted this second production, which includes Hope and Crosby's "pattycake" gag, a trademark in their "Road" pictures. For more information on the series, see the entry for Road to Singapore in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.3790.