Bob Hope and Bing Crosby starred in 7 Road pictures together, the first was in 1940, the last in 1962. They were all made at Paramount except for the last one which was made in England. The guys play different characters each film and each film is king of a different genre. The basic premise is the same no matter the trappings. Dorothy Lamour co-starred as the love interest in the first 6 pictures. Bing thought she was too old, at 48, to be the love interest for the last picture. She has a small part and a musical number while Joan Collins is the main female lead. The guys usually start the picture with trouble of the female sort. Not ready to settle down they run away, swearing off women. They wind up in some remote place where they meet Dorothy. She rekindles their interest in women, or at least, one woman. They vie for her affections and Bob usually loses to Bing in that department.
There's usually a villian but hardly anyone ever dies. The jokes are fun at times and lame at others. There's plenty of 'em, so if you don't like one, there's another coming along right soon. Some of the gags are of the slapstick variety. Sometimes the guys are way too dumb for my tastes but that's mostly me. There's several musical numbers in each movie. Most of the songs are solos or duets, the latter with some combination of Bob, Bing and Dorothy. Occasionally other people do numbers. I have to admit I skip through some of the songs. They just aren't my cup of musical tea I guess. There's plenty of dancing and I mostly fast forward through those too. Still I enjoy the films and kind of ignore their flaws. If you haven't seen them they're worth a look. They aren't perfect and they're pretty much of their time. I think the first four are the better films of the group. Rio and Bali re ok and Hong Kong is pretty goofy, even for a Road picture. The last film in the series also has some interesting cameos as well as a small part for Roger Delgado who played that great Doctor Who villain The Master.
Here's the batch of films with links to YouTube. See if you like them.