ROAD TO MOROCCO
1942, Universal, 82 min, USA, Dir: David Butler

This third in the series of ROAD pictures finds Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a pair of stowaways stranded in North Africa who fall under the amorous eyes of Princess Shalmar (Dorothy Lamour) and invoke the ire of an Arabian sheik (Anthony Quinn). Named in 1996 to the National Film Registry, this amiable comedy earned Oscar nominations for its sound and original screenplay and features one of the most memorable songs of the series in the Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen title number.


ACROSS 110TH STREET
1972, Park Circus, 102 min, USA, Dir: Barry Shear

Hoods grab $300,000 from the Mafia and ignite a gang war in New York. Starring Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto, with a killer theme song by Bobby Womack.


REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT
1962, Sony Repertory, 95 min, USA, Dir: Ralph Nelson

Anthony Quinn is a fighter whose best days are behind him, and Mickey Rooney plays his sympathetic trainer, in this classic piece of humanist filmmaking. Rod Serling’s script powerfully depicts Quinn’s downfall as he descends into corruption at the behest of unscrupulous manager Jackie Gleason.


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