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1. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.36 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

9.0
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, The Ashtons

2. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.17 (1953)

Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Abbott & Costello host a mock Inaugural Ball for new President Eisenhower. Includes a hilarious recital by Victor Borge sending up outgoing President Truman and his piano-playing daughter ... See full summary »

Writer: John Grant | Directors: Fred Hamilton, Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bobby Barber, Victor Borge

3. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.5 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Abbott & Costello train to Broadway from Hollywood with Lizabeth Scott to appear in her new play. En route Gisele McKenzie sings "Just One of Those Things." The Dassies perform a dazzling comedy acrobatic act.

Writers: John Grant, Elwood Ullman | Directors: Fred Hamilton, Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bobby Barber, Milt Bronson

4. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: $1000 TV Prize (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Lou answers Mr. Fields' phone and inadvertently wins a thousand-dollar prize.

Writer: Jack Townley | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gordon Jones, Sid Fields

5. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

6. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.32 (1953)

Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Directors: Fred Hamilton, Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, The Amin Brothers

7. The Lux Show (1957–1958)

Music

8.3
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Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Paula Kelly, The Modernaires, Wally Cox

8. Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 6 (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

8.3
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Alan Mowbray, then starring in a series of comedy shorts for Columbia, acts as Master of Ceremonies and tour guide on a trip to stores, shops and sports events in Hollywood. The first stop ... See full summary »

Writer: Ralph Staub | Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ralph Staub, Alan Mowbray, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, Jack Holt

9. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Dorothy Farnum | Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

10. The Cossacks (1928)

92 min | Drama

8.2
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A peace-loving Cossack chooses to prove himself in battle when his village and childhood sweetheart label him a coward.

Writers: John Colton, Frances Marion, Leo Tolstoy | Directors: George W. Hill, Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Ernest Torrence, Nils Asther

11. The Fair Co-Ed (1927)

71 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writers: George Ade, Joseph Farnham, Byron Morgan | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Marion Davies, Johnny Mack Brown, Jane Winton, Thelma Hill

12. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Barber Lou (1954)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Bud enlists Lou to give him a massage.

Writers: Lou Costello, Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Renie Riano

13. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.25 (1954)

Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Writer: John Grant | Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Norman Abbott

14. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.28 (1954)

Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Writer: John Grant | Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Bobby Barber

15. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.33 (1954)

Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Writer: John Grant | Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Hoagy Carmichael

16. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Fencing Master (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Bud volunteers Lou for a science experiment that makes him immune to pain.

Writer: Jack Townley | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fortunio Bonanova, Sid Fields

17. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Burton, Walter DeLeon, Bradford Ropes, John Grant | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

18. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #1.27 (1951)

59 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Abbott and Costello recreate some of their most famous skits including "Who's on First?" and "The Haunted Candle" and do a burlesque on the opera "Carmen."

Writers: Eddie Forman, Charles Friedman | Directors: Charles Friedman, Kingman T. Moore | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jarmila Novotna, Lon Chaney Jr.

19. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Music Lover (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Hillary's Dad will only allow her to marry a man with musical talent, so Lou goes to a singing teacher.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

20. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Tax Return (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.1
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The IRS accidentally sends Lou a check for $1,000,000.13. When he and Bud cash it, they are followed home by thugs who witnessed the transaction.

Writer: Jack Townley | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gordon Jones, Sid Fields

21. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.12 (1951)

Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Louis Armstrong

22. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.21 (1954)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Gene Wesson hosts with guests Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, skater Sonja Henie, comic/singer Keefe Brasselle, with Carolyn Jones, Joyce Jameson, Michael Ross, Will J. White, Jud Conlon ... See full summary »

Writers: John Grant, Howard Snyder, Hugh Wedlock Jr. | Directors: Sid Smith, Ed Sobol | Stars: Sonja Henie, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Keefe Brasselle

23. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
Episode: Lou Costello (1956)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

8.0
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Stars: Bud Abbott, Carole Costello, Chris Costello, Lou Costello

24. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Army Story (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

8.0
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The boys join the reserves.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

25. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

26. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.9
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a... See full summary »

Writers: Stanley Roberts, Edmund Joseph, John Grant | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

27. A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (1944)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.9
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Henny, talent scout for the Margaret Ames Film Agency in Hollywood, mistakes Judy and Marian, the understudies, for Eileen and Betty, the real stars of a Broadway show and signs them up for... See full summary »

Writer: Hal Fimberg | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elyse Knox, Ann Gillis, Sally Eilers, Richard Lane

28. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: South of Dixie (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Lou overhears a man and girl rehearsing a Civil War play and thinks the danger is real. Inspired by Buster Keaton's The General.

Writer: Clyde Bruckman | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jean Porter, Glenn Langan

29. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Tobias Jones Story (1958)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Major Adams allows two stowaways, Tobias Jones and his young friend Midge, to stay with the train. But Tobias is in trouble due to his drinking, and things get worse when he's accused of murder.

Writers: Harry von Zell, Jeffrey Shorling | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Lou Costello, Harry von Zell

30. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

31. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Jail (1952)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Lou is arrested for shooting a hole in his neighbor's bucket.

Writer: Eddie Forman | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

32. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Television (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.8
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On the quiz show Hold That Cuckoo, the host puts Lou thru some embarrassing stunts.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

33. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Wife Wanted (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Lou tries to marry his old girlfriend so he can inherit $10,000 but she's now dating a jealous wrestler.

Writer: Clyde Bruckman | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, June Vincent, Sid Fields

34. The Milton Berle Show (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Ruth Gilbert

35. Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Adventure

7.7
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A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

Writers: True Boardman, Nat Perrin, John Grant | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige

36. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Public Enemies (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.7
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When Lou is mistaken for a fellow safecracker, the boys get involved with crooks planning a robbery.

Writer: Clyde Bruckman | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joe Sawyer, Veda Ann Borg

37. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Actors' Home (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Thinking it's a counterfeit, bud tears up a $500 bill. When it turns out to be real, he goes nuts and is put in the old actors' home. This episode includes the "Who's On First" Routine.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

38. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Wrestling Match (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Lou & Stinky agree to do a charity wrestling match, but Stinky gets sick, so Lou is forced to wrestle Ivan the Terrible.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

39. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

TV-PG | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

40. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.6
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Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

41. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

42. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writers: Damon Runyon, Allen Boretz, John Grant | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

43. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #1.18 (1951)

Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host with guests singer Evelyn Knight, dancer Hal Le Roy, specialty act Paul Remos and his Toy Boys, the Jimmy Ford Four, Art and Mort Havel, Patricia Shea, ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Friedman, Kingman T. Moore | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Evelyn Knight, Hal Le Roy

44. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.20 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host with guests actors Errol Flynn and Bruce Cabot, actress Rhonda Fleming, A & C stalwarts Sid Fields and Joe Kirk, The Pied Pipers, Al Goodman and his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Friedman | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Errol Flynn, Rhonda Fleming

45. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1951)

Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Writers: Pat Costello, Eddie Forman | Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peter Conlow, Murray Leonard

46. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Hungry (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.6
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The boys visit two restaurants, one with twin waitresses.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joe Kirk, Bobby Barber

47. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: Pest Exterminators (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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The boys exterminate the ants at a rich lady's house, but she thinks they have killed her aunts.

Writer: Jack Townley | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

48. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Charity Bazaar (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Lou spends most of his money at the kissing booth.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

49. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Dentist's Office (1952)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Bud takes Lou to a nearsighted dentist.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

50. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)
Episode: The Western Story (1953)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Hillary invites the boys to her uncle's dude ranch, there tangle with outlaws.

Writer: Sid Fields | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields