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13 facts:

1940
   saw the release of   
The Grapes of Wrath
Starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad and tells the story of the family's pilgrimage during the Great Depression.
1940
   saw the release of   
Road to Singapore
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.
1941
   saw the release of   
Road to Zanzibar
Stranded in Africa, Chuck Reardon (Bing Crosby) and his pal Fearless Frazier (Bob Hope) have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.
1942
   saw the release of   
Road to Morocco
Two carefree castaways (Bob Hope and Bing Crosby) on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.
1946
   saw the release of   
Road to Utopia
At the turn of the 20th Century, Duke Johnson (Bing Crosby) and Chester Hooton (Bob Hope), two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune.
1947
   saw the release of   
Road to Rio
Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby), and Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope), two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus.
1952
   saw the release of   
Road to Bali
Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Bob Hope) sign on for work as divers.
1962
   saw the release of   
Road to Hong Kong
Con-men Chester Babcock (Bob Hope) and Harry Turner (Bing Crosby). Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel.
1969
   saw the release of   
Easy Rider
Two rebellious bikies Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) tour from LA to New Orleans on choppers in search of freedom from a conservative culture.
1980
   saw the release of   
The Blues Brothers
Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Ackroyd) on the run from the police, the army, a country & western band and a jilted bride.
1990
   saw the release of   
Wild At Heart
Starring Nicolas Cage as Sailor and Laura Dern as Lula, on the run.
1991
   saw the release of   
Thelma & Louise
A girlie getaway for Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Saradon) turns into a car chase into Mexico.
2006
   saw the release of   
Little Miss Sunshine
Two road-trip rules learnt: The lesson is in the journey. Airconditioning is vital.


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Allan R. Matthes








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