Movie Night

Our editors give two thumbs up for 10 great beach films.

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Road to Bali (1953)

Road to Bali (1953)

Still funny after all these years, Road to Bali follows Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour to tropical Pacific islands populated by mysterious natives, a treasure-guarding squid, and an amorous gorilla. Hope, Crosby, and Lamour made seven Road movies from 1940 to 1962. Bali, sixth in the series, is the only one in color. As usual, the boys play second-rate entertainers wisecracking their way through exotic adventures while competing for the affection of the sultry, sarong-clad Lamour. Their easy camaraderie still feels fresh, even if most of the topical jokes will baffle today's audiences. The musical interludes range from pleasant to downright weird (especially the Scottish bagpipes-and-kilts number). ―Steve Millburg   

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