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The World of Abbott and Costello (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 April 1965 (USA)
A compilation of clips from 19 Abbott & Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, In the Navy, Hit the Ice, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, ... See full summary »

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Charles Barton (uncredited), Erle C. Kenton (uncredited) | 4 more credits »

Writer:

Gene Wood (narration writer)
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Credited cast:
Jack E. Leonard ... Jack E. Leonard - Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bud Abbott ... Character in Film Clips (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... Character in Film Clips (archive footage)
Tom Ewell ... Nugget Joe McDermott in Lost In Alaska (archive footage)
Margaret Hamilton ... Aunt Huddy in Comin' Round The Mountain (archive footage)
Bela Lugosi ... Count Dracula in 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein' (archive footage)
Marjorie Main ... Widow Hawkins in The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap (archive footage)
Nat Pendleton ... Sergeant Michael Collins in Buck Privates (archive footage)
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A compilation of clips from 19 Abbott & Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, In the Navy, Hit the Ice, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, Hold That Ghost, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Little Giant, In Society, Ride 'Em Cowboy, The Naughty Nineties, Buck Privates Come Home, Buck Privates, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, Lost in Alaska, Comin' Round the Mountain, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy. Written by Tom Weaver <TomWeaver@aol.com>

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The Greatest LAUGHS of the world's greatest Laughmakers ARE ALL IN The World of Abbott and Costello See more »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1965 (USA) See more »

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Abbott og Costello for fuld knald See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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4/10 **/5 ~ Abbott and Costello Meet Exploitation.
2 May 2005 | by Doctor_MabuseSee all my reviews

This compilation feature does a disservice to the memory of the beloved comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The film is a random selection of scenes from the team's Universal films, assembled in evident haste, with none of the care or respect of Robert Youngson's comedy documentaries, and burdened with a condescending narration by Jack E. Leonard. The non-stop footage of the boys makes it a breezy enough light entertainment but a poor introduction to Abbott and Costello.

To its credit the film offers clips from a few of Abbott and Costello's best films (Buck Privates, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, In the Navy, Buck Privates Come Home) and several memorable ones (Ride 'Em Cowboy, Hit the Ice, In Society, The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap). And the immortal "Who's On First?" routine, as performed in The Naughty Nineties, is duly featured as an appropriate finale.

Yet, with all the riches at their disposal, producer Milton Subotsky and editorial director Sidney Meyer focused inordinately on the team's later, lesser films: Little Giant, Mexican Hayride, Abbott and Costello In the Foreign Legion, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, Comin' Round the Mountain, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy and the notorious Lost in Alaska.

It is inexplicable that such mediocre material would be consciously chosen over classics like Hold That Ghost, Keep 'Em Flying, Pardon My Sarong, It Ain't Hay, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man and (supremely) The Time of Their Lives. Clearly the compilers had little knowledge or appreciation of the subject of their film. The resulting curio is an unintended insult to classic movie comedy.


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