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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

 -  Comedy  -  5 October 1945 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

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Frances Rafferty ...
Bob Haymes ...
Jeff Parker (as Robert Stanton)
Jean Porter ...
Ruthie
Warner Anderson ...
Norman Royce
Rags Ragland ...
'Rags' Ragland (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Klondike Pete
Carleton G. Young ...
Gregory LeMaise
Donald MacBride ...
Dennis Kavanaugh
Edgar Dearing ...
Al - First Studio Cop
Marion Martin ...
Miss Milbane
Arthur Space ...
Director Lippen
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Kavanaugh's Assistant (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
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Storyline

Buzz and Abercrombie are agents trying to get Jeff Parker the lead in a movie musical. Routines include Lou's insomnia and his being unable to hear Bud due to his wearing an earplug. Lots of movie studio stuff. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A DOUBLE-BARRELLED FUN BURST! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 October 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott and Costello in Hollywood  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the disappointing performance of this film at the box office, MGM dropped its option to produce more Bud Abbott & Lou Costello films. See more »

Goofs

During Costello's shaving scene, members of the crew can be heard laughing off-camera. See more »

Quotes

Abercrombie: A face like mine is hard to forget.
Buzz Kurtis: How do you know?
Abercrombie: I've been tryin' for years!
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Connections

Referenced in Entourage: The Abyss (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cocabola Tree
(uncredited)
by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Jean Porter and The Lyttle Sisters
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User Reviews

 
Abott and Costello work hard and still shine.
26 April 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I accept that this isn't the best A&C movie ever made but you cannot blame the stars.

The script was poor and some of the co-stars either didn't want to be there or just weren't up to the skills of ability that A&C achieved.

There are some classic one on one scenes between Abbott & Costello with the best being the barber scene that will have you in stitches if you like burlesque style of humor.

I for one am a fan however if you are a first time viewer of the famous duo I would recommend a movie released in the same year "The Naughty Nineties" or my personal favourite of "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion" This is still a must see for A&C fans however if you watch this without prior knowledge you will be disappointed and you may not appreciate just how hard A&C work to make this a half decent movie.

Thanks for the memories boys.


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