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The Naughty Nineties (1945)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Romance  -  6 July 1945 (USA)
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When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

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Storyline

In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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A Show Boat Load of Laughter!

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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6 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott & Costello - Amigo da Onça  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The "Who's on First" sequence was added after the rest of the film was shot and edited. Universal executives thought the film didn't have enough laughs, so they wrote in "Who's on First," which Abbott and Costello had been performing for years on stage and radio as well as a much shorter version in their first film, "One Night in the Tropics." See more »

Goofs

As Bailey rushes through the door he has just stuck his head through, the door hits and disturbs the ceiling woodwork, revealing the flimsiness of the set. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian Dinwiddle: Well, go ahead and tell me!
Dexter Broadhurst: Who.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: The guy on first.
Dexter Broadhurst: Who.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: The first baseman.
Dexter Broadhurst: Who is on first.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: Have you got a first baseman on first?
Dexter Broadhurst: Certainly.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: Then who's playing first?
Dexter Broadhurst: Absolutely.
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Crazy Credits

In many of Abbott and Costello's films, their faces are visible through the "O"'s in their names. In this one, only Costello's face is seen at first; then he silently calls, "Hey, Abb-bott!," and Abbott's face appears. See more »

Connections

References Who Done It? (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Strike Up the Band, Here Comes a Sailor
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Chas. B. Ward
Played by the showboat band marching through Ironville
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A Delightful Trip To The 1890's!
28 August 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Although not critically acclaimed as one of the team's best, Abbott and Costello use some of their best loved and remember skits in this film. The movie is worth watching for the "Who's On First?" skit alone. Good, clean, fun for the entire family.


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