Bud Abbott and Lou Costello: The Filmography

36 Films Total:

28 at Universal
3 at MGM
2 at Warner Bros.
2 at United Artists
1 at Eagle-Lion Films

They are... the most successful comedy team in film history.
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1.
One Night in the Tropics (1940)
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Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend... (82 mins.)
 
2.
Buck Privates (1941)
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Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training... (84 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
3.
In the Navy (1941)
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Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead... (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
4.
Hold That Ghost (1941)
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After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house. (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
5.
Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
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When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for. (86 mins.)
 
6.
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
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Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west... (82 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
7.
Rio Rita (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel. (91 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
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8.
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
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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. (84 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
9.
Who Done It? (1942)
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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 broadcast. (77 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
10.
It Ain't Hay (1943)
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse. (80 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
11.
Hit the Ice (1943)
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Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort. (82 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
12.
In Society (1944)
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Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair... (75 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
13.
Lost in a Harem (1944)
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle. (89 mins.)
Director: Charles Riesner
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14.
Here Come the Co-eds (1945)
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Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During their misadventures, the duo raise money to free the school from its traditionally-minded landlord. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
15.
The Naughty Nineties (1945)
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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. (76 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
16.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
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When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role. (83 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
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17.
Little Giant (1946)
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Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott... (91 mins.)
 
18.
The Time of Their Lives (1946)
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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century... (82 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
19.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
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Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to... (77 mins.)
 
20.
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
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Chester Wooley (Lou Costello) and Duke Egan (Bud Abbott) are traveling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap... (78 mins.)
 
21.
The Noose Hangs High (1948)
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Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers that he sent to pick up $50,000... (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
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22.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. (83 mins.)
 
23.
Mexican Hayride (1948)
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Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter. (77 mins.)
 
24.
Africa Screams (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals... (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
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25.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect. (84 mins.)
 
26.
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion... (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
27.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name. (82 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
28.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
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Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions. (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
29.
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans. (70 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
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30.
Lost in Alaska (1952)
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Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder... (76 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
31.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
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Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure. (70 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
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32.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
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Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras... (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
33.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England. (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
34.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
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Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll. (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
35.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
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Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy. (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
36.
Dance with Me, Henry (1956)
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Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park. (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
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