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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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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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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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5 October 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott and Costello in Hollywood  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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

When Costello reveals he has a fake beard on, he runs out of the restaurant and flips over a chair. the bottom of the chair says "3A", referring to the prop number. See more »

Quotes

Abercrombie: [starting to shave Rags] Now, I got the razor and the smelling salts.
Rags Ragland: The what?
Abercrombie: The smellin' salts.
Rags Ragland: What's that for?
Abercrombie: I faint when I see the sight of blood.
Rags Ragland: Oh...
Rags Ragland: [after a delayed reaction] Blood! Look, if you cut me, there's gonna be plenty of blood, and it's all gonna be yours!
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) 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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Bud & Lou : The real 'players'
24 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD (1945) **1/2 Pretty funny send-up of poking fun at Tinsel Town with the boys running amok on a studio's backlot (MGM) and causing the usual problems/laughs. Think of it as a precursor to "The Player" without the irony. Look for Lucille Ball in a cameo. Best bit: Lou being used as a stunt dummy in a Western shoot.


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