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Writers:
Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
6 July 1945 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Show Boat Load of Laughter!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bud Abbott ... Dexter Broadhurst

Lou Costello ... Sebastian Dinwiddle
Alan Curtis ... Mr. Crawford
Rita Johnson ... Bonita Farrow

Henry Travers ... Capt. Sam Jackson
Lois Collier ... Miss Caroline Jackson
Joe Sawyer ... Bailey
Joe Kirk ... Croupier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rainbow Four ... Themselves
William Alcorn ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Audley Anderson ... Card Player (uncredited)
Jack Barbee ... Himself (Rainbow Four member) (uncredited)
Suzanne Lee Bastian ... Baby (uncredited)
Gladys Blake ... Girl in Garter Gag (uncredited)
Milt Bronson ... Gambler (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Croupier (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Gilded Cage Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Coffey ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Bing Conley ... Croupier (uncredited)
Tony Dell ... Croupier (uncredited)
William Desmond ... (uncredited)
Dolores Evers ... Girl in High-Wire Act (uncredited)
Tom Fadden ... Wounded Gambler (uncredited)
Sid Fields ... (uncredited)
Jack Frack ... Croupier (uncredited)
Jack Frost ... Himself (Rainbow Four member) (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Baxter - Saloon Bartender (uncredited)
Parker Garvie ... Croupier (uncredited)
Rita Gould ... Girl in Water Gag (uncredited)
William E. Green ... Minstrel (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Sheriff of Ironville (uncredited)
Carol Hughes ... Tessie (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Croupier (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Card Player (uncredited)
Ralph Johns ... Croupier (uncredited)

Ben Johnson ... Coach Driver (uncredited)
Shirley Karnes ... Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Croupier (uncredited)
William W. Larsen ... Magician (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Card Player (uncredited)
Ann Lawrence ... Girl in Garter Gag (uncredited)
Rex Lease ... Sheriff Wright (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... (uncredited)
Arthur Loft ... Billy Boy (uncredited)
Chick Madden ... Himself (Rainbow Four member) (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Matt - Cook-Waiter (uncredited)
Charles McNally ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mantan Moreland ... (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Drunk at the Gilded Cage (uncredited)
Bud O'Connor ... Croupier (uncredited)
Jack Overman ... Gambling Room Guard (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper ... Gilded Cage Hostess (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... Croupier (uncredited)
Torchy Rand ... Singing Specialty (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Waiter (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Man in Water Gag (uncredited)
Sue Robin ... Topsy (uncredited)
Henry Russell ... Croupier (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... Mrs. Hawkins (uncredited)
Arthur 'Fiddlin' Smith ... Fiddle Player (uncredited)
Ronald Stanton ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Irene Thomas ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Henry - Ironville Citizen (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Croupier (uncredited)
Jack Worth ... Croupier (uncredited)
Lillian Yarbo ... Effie - Bonita's Cook (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean Yarbrough 
 
Writing credits
Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) &
John Grant (screenplay) &
Edmund Joseph (screenplay) &
Hal Fimberg (screenplay)

Felix Adler (additional comedy sequences)

Clyde Bruckman  uncredited

Produced by
John Grant .... producer
Edmund L. Hartmann .... producer
Milton Feld .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Dessau (uncredited)
Edgar Fairchild (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson 
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Hilton 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Harold H. MacArthur 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Leigh Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup director
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard Christie .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Robert Pritchard .... sound technician
Ronald Pierce .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Ronald Pierce .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Carl Lee .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Colman .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Boyle .... stager: musical numbers (as John Boyle)
Edgar Fairchild .... musical director
Lloyd Akridge .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
James Mayfield .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nan Grant .... researcher (uncredited)
Nanette Grant .... research director (uncredited)
Jean Kenney .... researcher (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
Contains the famous "Who's on First" routine, which began life as part of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's vaudeville act. It made its screen debut in their first film as a team, One Night in the Tropics (1940), though none of the previous incarnations were as lengthy as the one here.See more »
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Anachronisms: When the band plays and Sebastian goes down the wrong street with the drum, there's a 1940s car in the background.See more »
Quotes:
Dexter Broadhurst:Naturally.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:Who has it?
Dexter Broadhurst:Naturally.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:Naturally.
Dexter Broadhurst:Naturally.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:Okay.
Dexter Broadhurst:Now you've got it.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:I pick up the ball and I throw it to Naturally.
Dexter Broadhurst:No, you don't, you throw the ball to first base.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:Then who gets it?
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Rolling Down the RiverSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
"This, I must tell.....to the General.", 12 July 2005
Author: Evan Cyran (cyran1031@yahoo.com) from United States

What can I say about this movie? I introduced it to my cousin when we were both a bit younger and we were on vacation together. We were both in an Abbott and Costello craze at the time and, over the course of the trip, we probably watched that movie upwards of thirty times. It was great! Easily my favorite of their many films. The film consists of hilarious routine after hilarious routine which occur around a central plot. Three crooked gamblers cheat an honest Riverboat Captain out of 3/4 of his ship. It's up to Bud and Lou (a ham actor and his dimwitted assistant) to get it back. The routines keep on coming with the mirror routine, the catfish, Lou as the "little Indian", My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean (Hilarious!!), 33 at the roulette table, bird shooting Lou, the out of control ending chase, and of course the full length "Who's On First?" just to name a few. The crew couldn't even contain their laughter during this routine. Listen for them chuckling! The many gags throughout don't hinder the plot of the movie, only enhance it. The music and classic atmosphere of "Nineties" also adds a great deal to the film and gives it that "feel good" vibe which makes it so special and easy to enjoy time and time again. This is the perfect film to introduce anyone to this great comedy team. The boys are in top form here, and I recommend this to A&C fans, classic comedy fans, comedy fans, movie fans, music fans, and to people who just want to enjoy an evening of fun and laughs. Sit back and enjoy!

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