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Keep 'Em Flying (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, War | 28 November 1941 (USA)
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.

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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.

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The boys finished 1941 in third place on the list of Top 10 Box Office Stars - the first comedy team to ever appear on the list. See more »

Goofs

When Benson and Heathcliff's plane lands, it is without landing gear in an area where no planes are near. When Heathcliff gets out of the plane, it is upright, indicating that landing gear is present, and other planes surround theirs. See more »

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Heathcliff: I gotta go home, I forgot something!
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Heathcliff: I forgot to stay there!
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Featured in Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (1994) See more »

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Reveille
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Played by a buglar to awaken the cadets
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Seamless combination of our boys and the Army Air Corps.
26 December 2004 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

As a reviewer wrote elsewhere, the only way to watch Bud and Lou's movies is in sequence. 'Buck Privates' was perhaps a better story, but 'Keep 'em Flying' sees Lou put in probably his finest performance. This time the boys are perfectly integrated into the story and their gags flow along as part of the natural sequence of events.

There is an excellent rapport between Martha Raye and our heroes, which becomes evident in the USO canteen sequence. Not only was Martha a fine singer and dancer, she was a great comedienne. Without giving away the gag, the fact that it runs on so long and still remains funny is testament to the trio - or "quartet's" skill in working together.

Okay, I love this movie and given a limit of 10 movies to take to a desert island, this would be included. But that says something, doesn't it?


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