Road to Zanzibar

Synopsis: Chuck and his pal Fearless flee a South African carnival when their sideshow causes a fire. After several similar escapades, they've finally saved enough to return to the USA, when Chuck spends it all on a "lost" diamond mine. But that's only the beginning; before long, a pair of attractive con-women have tricked our heroes into financing a comic safari, featuring numerous burlesque jungle adventures...
Director(s): Victor Schertzinger
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Are you wearing old dreams

Breaking out at the seams

They should be new

And have I got the bargain

You lucky people you

Here's a hollyhock scent

that makes a lady or gent

Feel well-to-do

And the price

fits your pocket

You lucky people you

Now here's

a green velvet landscape

And to prove

I'm no rogue

I'll add

a smart-looking rainbow

Something that's

always in vogue

I've a wonderful buy

In a wraparound sky

of moonlight blue

And it's yours

for a love song

You lucky people you

That's for nothing, folks,

and probably worth it too.

But inside is the big show.

If you're in the market

for a thrill...

and if you wish to witness

the most hair-raising,


bloodcurdling spectacle...

ever presented on

the continent of Africa,

don't fail to see

Fearless Frazier.

Fearless Frazier,

the living bullet!

Hurry, hurry.

Come over, come over.

Think of it, folks.

This human torch,

this indomitable character,

soaked in kerosene and...

shot through a flaming hoop of

fire far into the ocean. Chuck!

What's the matter? It's

Fearless. He fainted again.

Give him the smelling salts.

As I was saying...

this character,

this man with nerves of steel,

is shot through

a flaming hoop of fire.

Come on, Fearless.

Come on, boy.

Come on, Fearless.

There you are.

You're gonna be

all right.

Oh, swell.

Why do I do this?

Why do I do it?

You oughta see the mob outside.

You're gonna clear 100 bucks.

That's why I do it.

Hey. Where were

you last night?

I left you a note. Yeah,

out with your grandmother.

Mm-hmm. Your grandmother crawled

into bed with me at 4:00...

and had lip rouge

all over his face.

Right this way, folks.

Step lively now.

There he is,

the mighty Fearless Frazier.

Douse your cigarettes. Fearless

is covered with kerosene...

from the tip ofhis head

to his 12 double A's.

And when he hits

the fiery hoop in midair,

he will burst into flame

before your very eyes.

Come back next week. My partner's working

on an idea to make me explode in midair.

That's not a bad

idea at all, Fearless.

I had to open my big mouth.

Are you ready, Fearless?



I don't mind being drafted,

but not as ammunition.

We have to be careful

how we aim this instrument.

Last week we were two feet off

and we sunk the S.S. Idaho.

We went right through "Ida" and

there wasn't much left of"ho. "



Folks, one mighty charge

from this little derringer...

and Fearless Frazier

will fly so far and so fast...

that his head will arrive by

streamliner and his feet on a local.

If it's all the same to you,

I'd like a photo finish.

All right, folks,

Fearless Frazier flies again.

Hold it! Hold it!

Hold it!


Ready, little lady.

Roll the drums, please.

All right, folks.

Everybody watching?

The living bullet is on his way.

Here we go!


That concludes the first

part of our performance.

Now we all repair

to the riverbank...

where we hope to find the mighty

Fearless unscathed and unharmed.

Thank you, sir.

Thank you.

Ah, there's

my little man.

Won't you come in? I

don't want to crowd you.

Everything all right? We have to

have more room when the baby comes.

Don't pull that lever so

fast. What's the matter?

You're gonna open the trap door

and the dummy will come out.

Nobody will know the

difference. Come on, here we go.

Wait for my legs.

Here we go.

All right.

We got it.

Hey, you all right?

I feel fine.


I feel fine.

You all right? You got

a pint of blood with ya?

I don't know how you

"Svengalied" me into this.

It took my mother three years

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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