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The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 6 July 1945 (USA)
When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Edmund L. Hartmann (original screenplay), John Grant (original screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Dexter Broadhurst
Lou Costello ... Sebastian Dinwiddle
Alan Curtis ... Crawford
Rita Johnson ... Bonita Farrow
Henry Travers ... Capt. Sam Jackson
Lois Collier ... Miss Caroline Jackson
Joe Sawyer ... Bailey
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Croupier
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Storyline

In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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A Show Boat Load of Laughter!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tramposos trampeados See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's line "Who's on first." was voted as the #91 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100). See more »

Goofs

In the chase sequence at the end of the movie, Bailey damages the gate of the ticket booth (with the "OFFICE" sign) by ramming his arms through the bars, yet seconds later it is intact and undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Broadhurst: Now it don't look nice chewing gum in that suit!
Sebastian Dinwiddle: I'm chewin' it in my mouth.
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Crazy Credits

In many of Abbott and Costello's films, their faces are visible through the "O"'s in their names. In this one, only Costello's face is seen at first; then he silently calls, "Hey, Abb-bott!," and Abbott's face appears. See more »

Connections

Referenced in WKRP in Cincinnati: Who's on First? (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
(uncredited)
Written by H.J. Fuller
Sung a cappella by Lou Costello
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Excellent, excellent, excellent . . .
17 September 1999 | by dspiresSee all my reviews

If you want the complete, though edited, "Who's On First" script, here it is! ("I don't give a damn" is "I don't care" in this one). Henry Travers as good ol' Capt'n Sam Jackson of the River Queen is slipped a Mickey Finn and, in a crooked poker game, ends up losing control over the honestly-run river boat -- and losing it to 'shudder' dishonest gamblers.

One for the entire family. Watch the show, relax, and enjoy this glimpse of the 1890s (Well, for the boys that was only fifty years ago...).


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