Road Show (1941)

Carole Landis Road Show

In 1941 Carole had a leading role in the comedy Road Show. She plays Penguin Moore, the owner of a failing carnival who gets involved with two men who escaped from an asylum. This is one of four movies she made when she was under contract with Hal Roach. He also directed the movie. Road Show was filmed in July of 1940 at Hal Roach's studio in Culver City, California. The cast includes John Hubbard, Adolphe Menjou, Patsy KellyMargaret Roach (Hal Roach's daughter), and Charles Butterworth. Carole and John Hubbard also worked together in Turnabout. While filming one scene Carole suffered a minor concussion when a prop vase hit her on her head. Her costumes were designed by Kay Nelson. She sings "I Should Have Known You Years Ago" but unfortunately her voice was dubbed. Road Show was released on February 18, 1941. Its tagline was "Gay with girls! Goofy with gags!". The movie was a modest hit and Carole's performance got good reviews.

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Carole wearing dresses designed by Kay Nelson

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