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Director:
Writers:
Edmund L. Hartmann (original 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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A Delightful Trip To The 1890's! See more (21 total) »

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)

Directed by
Jean Yarbrough 
 
Writing credits
Edmund L. Hartmann (original screenplay) &
John Grant (original screenplay) &
Edmund Joseph (original screenplay) &
Hal Fimberg (original 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 (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Hilton (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman (art direction)
Harold H. MacArthur (art direction)
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations)
Leigh Smith (set decorations)
 
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 .... director of sound
Robert Pritchard .... technician
Ronald Pierce .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Ronald Pierce .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Carl Lee .... special effects (uncredited)
 
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 .... research director (uncredited)
Nan Grant .... researcher (uncredited)
Jean Kenney .... researcher (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
One of the few films ever made about a show boat that depicts it correctly. A show boat was not a self-contained steamer but a barge, moved by another boat that was called a "tow boat" but was actually mounted behind the show boat, pushing it up and down the river. Of the three films of the musical "Show Boat," the first one -- released by Universal in 1929 -- got it right, but the 1936 and 1951 versions got it wrong.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Crew members can be heard laughing during the "Who's On First?" routine (who could blame them?)See more »
Quotes:
Dexter Broadhurst:Strange as it may seem, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:Funny names?
Dexter Broadhurst:Nicknames. Nicknames.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:Not - not as funny as my name - Sebastian Dinwiddie.
Dexter Broadhurst:Oh, yes, yes, yes!
Sebastian Dinwiddle:Funnier than that?
Dexter Broadhurst:Oh, absolutely. Yes. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know's on third...
Sebastian Dinwiddle:That's what I want to find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the St. Louis team.
Dexter Broadhurst:I'm telling you. Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know's on third...
Sebastian Dinwiddle:You know the fellows' names?
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Take Me Out to the Ball GameSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Delightful Trip To The 1890's!, 28 August 1999
Author: J. Watko (jwljn@aol.com) from Pittsburgh, PA

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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