John Landis on

Road to Morocco

Released 1942
Distributor Paramount

Third in the series of seven self-aware Hope-Crosby Road comedies, this Ishtar-like entry was one of the most popular. Full of Hollywood in-jokes and asides to the audience (much like Warner Bros cartoons), the Road pictures transcend their dated settings with a modernistic approach that has stood the test of time. Famous for an unplanned blooper where a camel spits in Hope’s face. The duo’s reactions were so funny that the bit was left in the final cut.

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.