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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved  |   |  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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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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5 October 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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: I gotta break the date.
Ruthie: What date?
Abercrombie: Don't you remember? June 22nd?
Ruthie: June 22nd? I don't remwember anything about a date.
Abercrombie: Oh, yes. Don't you remember? I said I was gonna take you to the Palladium a long time ago, and you said, 'See me next year.' Well, tonight the year is up.
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hope the Band Keeps Playing
(uncredited)
by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Bob Haymes and The Lyttle Sisters
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A & C's farewell to MGM
7 November 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Being yet still in the womb and pondering my next move when this was released in the UK, it was to be several years before I actually caught up with it - during an Abbott & Costello festival at my hometown theater.

One's opinion these days depends whether you "recall it" as life WAS in the mid fifties or as an entity in its own right in 2003. Fact is, it was one funny movie and as well as being the last they actually made for MGM and remembering, that the war was not officially over during early filming, it actually had a sizeable budget allocated to it.

Way better than LOST IN A HAREM, Lou was a hoot here as a Hollywood agent (with Bud) trying to get their client the lead role in a musical. Arguably the best routine on offer was that wherein Lou remains awake listening to a record designed to make him sleep.

One of their more enduring films.


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