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Director:
Writers:
Edmund L. Hartmann (original screenplay) &
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Release Date:
6 July 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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)

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)
 
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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:
The boat used as the show boat "River Queen" in this production was also used as the "Cotton Palace" in Show Boat (1936)See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The movie is set in the 1890s, but several of the "period" songs played were written in the 1900s.See more »
Quotes:
Dexter Broadhurst:Well, don't change the players around.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:I'm not changing nobody.
Dexter Broadhurst:Now, take it easy.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:What's the guy's name on first base?
Dexter Broadhurst:What's the guy's name on second base.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:I'm not askin' ya who's on second.
Dexter Broadhurst:Who's on first.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:I don't know.
Dexter Broadhurst:He's on third. We're not talking about him.
Sebastian Dinwiddle:How did I get on third base?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Universal Story (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'd Leave My Happy Home for YouSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Throw Me A Life Saver, 24 November 2008
Author: getyourdander from United States

This is a very pleasant Abbott & Costello outing. It is a period piece that puts a lot of the boys routines into it and some extra stuff as well. You just need to put your brain away and sit back & enjoy it.

The riverboat theme used here is appropriate as the naive Costello's comedy bounces well off the bad guys schemes. There are some great throw away lines in the film in addition to the Whose On First routine which today they are most remembered for.

Their supporting cast here is fairly good. The production qualities are good and the music works into the film better than some of their films where the music stops the action. Costello borrows the Marx Brothers Horse Feathers routine about throwing a drowning man a life saver. While even Costello can't perform a the frantic pace the brothers did, he is quite energetic and funny here.

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