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In Society (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 18 August 1944 (USA)
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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marion Hutton ...
Elsie
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Peter
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Mrs. Winthrop
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Gloria (as Anne Gillis)
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Pipps
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Drexel
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Baron Alexis
The Fontane Sisters ...
Singers (as The Three Sisters)
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Count Sergei
Geri Rosse ...
Orchestra Singer (as Geri)
Will Osborne ...
Will Osborne (as Will Osborne and His Orchestra)
Margie Rosse ...
Orchestra Singer (as Margie Fontane)
Murray Leonard ...
Marlow
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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 don't go too smoothly. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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18 August 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott and Costello in Society  »

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$660,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were engaged in an acrimonious contract dispute with Universal Pictures during the making of this film. As a result, they refused to do re-shoots and every day, at exactly 4:00 p.m., whether they were in the middle of a scene or in the middle of a line, they would cease working and go home. See more »

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Costello's position hanging from the ladder changes from closeup shots to action shots on the highway. See more »

Quotes

Albert Mansfield: Lady, he ain't dead, he's hiding!
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In the opening billing of "Bud Abbott" and "Lou Costello" the "o" in Abbott and one of the "o"'s in "Costello" are unusually large and used to "frame" photos of them. See more »

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No Bout Adout It
Music by Vic Mizzy
Lyrics by Mann Curtis
Sung by Marion Hutton accompanied by Will Osborne and his orchestra
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Decent A&C
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

In Society (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Abbott and Costello play plummers who are accidentally invited to a rich person's house for the weekend where they much try to become part of society. Apparently A&C were causing a lot of troubles for the production of this thing due to a contract issue and the final results really show. This certainly isn't their worst film but it's certainly middle of the ground stuff. Most of the jokes just don't flow right as they seemed rushed and forced. Still, there are several minor laughs that keep this thing going for fans.


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