Most Popular Titles With Lou Costello


1. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.6
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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

Votes: 1,793

2. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 11,684

3. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 852

4. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 318

5. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

Votes: 820

6. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 2,418

7. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 204

8. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Unrated | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 4,121

9. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.6
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Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

Votes: 946

10. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.6
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After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 2,730

11. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 379

12. Africa Screams (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Adventure

6.5
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Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck

Votes: 2,962

13. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 3,793

14. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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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.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer, Shaye Cogan

Votes: 2,319

15. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Gar Moore

Votes: 2,997

16. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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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. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard

Votes: 2,589

17. The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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In one of his rare performances without Bud Abbott, Lou Costello plays a rubbish collector and inventor. When radiation in a nearby cave turns his girlfriend into a giantess, antics ensure ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Miller | Stars: Lou Costello, Dorothy Provine, Gale Gordon, Jimmy Conlin

Votes: 609

18. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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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, Arnold Stang

Votes: 81

19. Buck Privates (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.3
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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. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee

Votes: 3,435 | Gross: $4.00M

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

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 143

21. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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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.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 1,770

22. One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Robert Cummings, Bud Abbott

Votes: 1,317

23. In the Navy (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd

Votes: 2,514

24. Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Adventure

7.6
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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.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige

Votes: 1,835

25. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,415

26. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

6.5
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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.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,755

27. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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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.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,504

28. The Noose Hangs High (1948)

77 min | Comedy

7.1
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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. The person that he sent them to, has sent two of HIS ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joseph Calleia, Leon Errol

Votes: 853

29. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Chester Wooley (Lou Costello) and Duke Egan (Bud Abbott) are traveling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while en route to California. During the stopover, a notorious ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, Audrey Young

Votes: 875

30. Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Shay, Kirby Grant

Votes: 1,032

31. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.5
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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. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

Votes: 1,666

32. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 182

33. Dance with Me, Henry (1956)

79 min | Comedy

6.3
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Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 665

34. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, War

7.0
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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.

Directors: Arthur Lubin, Ralph Ceder | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce

Votes: 1,225

35. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

80 min | Comedy

7.1
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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.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,830

36. In Society (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean Yarbrough, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant

Votes: 1,616

37. Hit the Ice (1943)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.2
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Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort.

Directors: Charles Lamont, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ginny Simms, Patric Knowles

Votes: 1,192

38. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

82 min | Comedy, Western, Musical

7.1
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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. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,179

39. Lost in Alaska (1952)

76 min | Comedy, Adventure

7.2
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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, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mitzi Green, Tom Ewell

Votes: 1,630

40. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.1
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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.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peggy Ryan, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 1,047

41. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 863

42. Little Giant (1946)

91 min | Comedy

7.4
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Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit

Votes: 996

43. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.6
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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.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 692

44. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes

Votes: 1,894

45. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,374

46. Mexican Hayride (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Grey, Luba Malina

Votes: 946

47. The Trail of '98 (1928)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Fortune hunters from all over the country rush to the Klondike in 1897 to seek their fortunes in the gold are tested by hardships of the journey.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane, Harry Carey

Votes: 271

48. Lost in a Harem (1944)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

7.0
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte

Votes: 944

49. The Battle of the Century (1927)

19 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Adams, Wilson Benge

Votes: 699

50. Fireman Save My Child (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.1
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A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Spike Jones, Spike Jones and His City Slickers, Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 56

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

Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

8.9
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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 »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ralph Staub, Alan Mowbray, Maxie Rosenbloom, Jack Holt

Votes: 43

52. I'm the Law (1953– )

30 min | Drama, Crime, Action

5.9
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Stars: George Raft, June Vincent, Lawrence Dobkin, J. Anthony Hughes

Votes: 24

53. Rose-Marie (1928)

70 min | Drama

2.7
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Sergeant Malone of the Mounties and effeminate Etienne Doray are both in love with Rose-Marie, but she doesn't light up until soldier of fortune Jim Kenyon drifts into the post. Soon Jim is... See full summary »

Director: Lucien Hubbard | Stars: Joan Crawford, James Murray, House Peters, Creighton Hale

Votes: 86

54. The Cossacks (1928)

92 min | Drama

8.0
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A peace-loving Cossack chooses to prove himself in battle when his village and childhood sweetheart label him a coward.

Directors: George W. Hill, Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Ernest Torrence, Nils Asther

Votes: 536

55. The Taxi Dancer (1927)

64 min | Comedy

2.3
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Card shark Lee Rogers overhears Joselyn Poe crying in her furnished room. She is trying to get a dancing job in New York without any luck. He gets her a job as a taxi dancer through which ... See full summary »

Director: Harry F. Millarde | Stars: Joan Crawford, Owen Moore, Marc McDermott, Gertrude Astor

Votes: 81

56. The Fair Co-Ed (1927)

71 min | Comedy

8.1
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Marion goes to college to pursue a handsome young man and discovers that he is coach of a women's basketball team.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Marion Davies, Johnny Mack Brown, Jane Winton, Thelma Hill

Votes: 582

57. 10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)

Short, Documentary

7.2
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A documentary showing the constructive approach taken by the Lou Costello, Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles toward prevention of juvenile delinquency. William Bendix, as a neighborhood ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, William Bendix, James Stewart

Votes: 35

58. Abbott & Costello: Live & Hilarious! (1989 Video)

88 min | Comedy

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The best collection of the famous duel's live performances.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

59. The Lux Show (1957–1958)

Music

9.0
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Rosemary Clooney was the hostess of this variety series that also featured the Hi-Los, and Nelson Riddle and his orchestra.

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

Votes: 6

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

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 52

61. Circus Rookies (1928)

60 min | Comedy

3.4
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Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Karl Dane, George K. Arthur, Louise Lorraine, Sydney Jarvis

Votes: 5

62. Unit One (1956– )

30 min | Crime

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Stars: Bud Abbott, Paul Coates, Lou Costello

63. Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel (1949–1952)

15 min | News

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Stars: Erskine Johnson, Lita Baron, Belita, Beau Bridges

64. Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2 (1941)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A one-reeler showing various Hollywood celebrities attending a charity benefit sponsored by a Los Angeles newspaper.

Director: Harriet Parsons | Stars: Harriet Parsons, Milton Berle, Bud Abbott, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 11

65. Picture People No. 10: Hollywood at Home (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Director: M. Clay Adams | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alfred Hitchcock, Frances Langford

Votes: 17

66. Mail Call (1944)

Short

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Director: Slavko Vorkapich | Stars: Cass Daley, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Lamour

67. Olympic Fund Telethon (1952 TV Special)

1,470 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

1.7
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An all-star telethon put together to raise funds for the United States Olympic Team, featuring such stars as Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and The Three Stooges.

Stars: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Bud Abbott, Gracie Allen

Votes: 25

68. News of the Day (1952)

Documentary, Short

6.2
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A short from MGM in which MGM stars promote the purchase of U.S. Savings Bonds.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton

Votes: 6

69. Picture People Vol. 2 No. 6: Hollywood War Efforts (1942)

Short

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This short from RKO Pictures showcases what such stars as Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, John Carradine, Frances Langford and others are doing to further the war effort.

Director: M. Clay Adams | Stars: Bud Abbott, Ralph Bellamy, John Carradine, Jackie Cooper

70. The Baer-Galento Bout (1940)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

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Director: Jack Rieger | Star: Lou Costello

71. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: $1000 TV Prize (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

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

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

Votes: 11

72. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Abbott & Costello (1952)

Comedy, Romance

6.7
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It's Christmas, what better way than to celebrate with Abbott and Costello.

Director: Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Margaret Whiting, Fayard Nicholas

Votes: 22

73. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Alaska (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Lou's uncle in Alaska discovers a gold mine, so Bud and Lou prepare to head up there to see if they can cash in on it.

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

Votes: 22

74. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Amnesia (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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When Lou prepares to marry a girl he's only corresponded with, Bud convinces him he has amnesia and has already married a shrew.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Adele Jergens, Sid Fields

Votes: 10

75. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Bank Holdup (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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The boys are hired as bank guards by two robbers masquerading as Brinks guys.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Douglas Fowley, Gordon Jones

Votes: 8

76. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Barber Lou (1954)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Bud enlists Lou to give him a massage.

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

Votes: 13

77. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Beauty Contest (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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The boys judge the Miss Mud Turtle pageant, in which Mr. Fields' niece is a contestant.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Wessel, Claudia Barrett

Votes: 18

78. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Bingo (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Lou has to get a license for his chimp but accidentally applies for a marriage license.

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

Votes: 17

79. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: Blaze of Glory (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A plumber receives a late night call for a job that turns out to be with a gang of jewel thieves.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Lou Costello, Jonathan Harris, Joyce Jameson, Lurene Tuttle

Votes: 15

80. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Car Trouble (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Lou wins a car in a contest, but it's a lemon, so they drive to Flint for another.

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

Votes: 9

81. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Cheapskates (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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The boys accidentally buy a crate of roller skates - which contain ill-gotten gems.

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

Votes: 15

82. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Efficiency Experts (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The boys are hired to help control a man's daughters, who spend too much money. But they end up losing their money in a casino.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jean Willes, Lucille Barkley

Votes: 9

83. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Episode #1.17 (1948)

Comedy, Family

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Milton Berle's guests are musical/comedy actress Mary McCarty, the Three Wiles, comedians Garry Moore and Lou Costello, hillbilly band Ozark Mountaineers, and dancers The Szonys. Berle ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Lou Costello, Mary McCarty, Garry Moore

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

Comedy, Romance

8.2
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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

Votes: 8

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

59 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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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."

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

Votes: 17

86. The Lux Show (1957–1958)
Episode: Episode #1.33 (1958)

Music

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Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Lou Costello

87. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)
Episode: Episode #1.34 (1949)

Comedy, Family

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Milton Berle's guests include dancers the Unger Twins (Gustaf and Bertil), singer Frances Faye, slapstick comics Low, Hite, and Stanley (one short, one average, one tall), dancers the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Lou Costello, Frances Faye, Hite and Stanley Lo

88. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #12.10 (1958)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Ed Sullivan, The Cast of 'The World of Suzie Wong', Lou Costello, Dody Goodman

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

Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 7

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

Comedy, Romance

8.6
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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

Votes: 14

91. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)
Episode: Episode #2.23 (1957)

Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Lou Costello

92. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.32 (1952)

Not Rated | 58 min | Comedy, Romance

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Abbott Costello do several of their burlesque routines with their usual supporting players and play host to screen great Chales Laughton.

Directors: Charles Friedman, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Isabel Bigley

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

Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, The Ashtons

Votes: 7

94. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)
Episode: Episode #2.36 (1957)

Comedy

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Lou Costello in a restaurant skit where Gabe Dell takes the part of the bullying, Bud Abbott-type companion.

Stars: Lou Costello, Gabriel Dell, Don Knotts, Louis Nye

95. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)
Episode: Episode #2.44 (1957)

Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Lou Costello

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

Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peter Conlow, Murray Leonard

Votes: 8

97. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.10 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

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Directors: Fred Hamilton, Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Fisher and Ross

98. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)
Episode: Episode #3.13 (1957)

Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Jackie Cain, Lou Costello, Skitch Henderson

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

Comedy, Romance

9.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 12

100. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)
Episode: Episode #3.24 (1958)

Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Lou Costello, Dolores Gray, Skitch Henderson