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ROAD TO UTOPIA
November 28, 2014  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

This is the last Friday in November, and thus the final installment of TCM’s “Road Movies” Friday TV tour. And tonight, the network shows three of the very best road movies, all in a row. Start at 8 p.m. ET with 1945’s Road to Utopia, which sends Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour north to Alaska, and presents all the music, comedy, and fourth-wall-shattering nonsense that made these films so popular, and so quietly subversive. This showing also serves as a primer of sorts, with the release of a new Hope biography in bookstores, and a new Crosby biography on PBS next week.

 
 
 
 
 
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