Perfect for a rainy Sunday Afternoon while catching u with the ironing, Road to Morocco is an 1942 American comedy about two fast-talking guys (Bing Crosby and Bob Hope) who are shipwrecked on the African coast after accidentally causing a merchant ship to blow up, because of Bob smoking in the Powder Room.. They sing on top of a camel on their way along the road to Morocco and Bing sells Bob into slavery, where upon he is dragged off to parts unknown. Bing’s conscience, in the form of the ghost of his Aunt Lucy, bothers him, and he searches the town in search of his buddy. He sings Bob’s favourite childhood song to help find him, and despite Bob’s pleas to leave the country before he too is tortured, Bing enters a luxurious palace, where Bob is being treated like a rajah by a beautiful Moroccan princess (Dorothy Lamour).
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American troops landed in Morocco on 8 November 1942 during Operation Torch, and the movie was released later in the month, so it had an automatic drawcard for viewers. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for a few others.
Worth a watch if you can.