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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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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
The scene of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello doing their classic "Who's on First" routine is run continuously at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. It is regarded as the best version of this routine in existence.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: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:
Take Me Out to the Ball GameSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"I think I'm getting a mickey.", 6 July 2005
Author: classicsoncall from United States

Setting the stage for this 1945 comedy, Dexter Broadhurst (Bud) and Sebastian Dimwiddie (Lou) team up to save the "River Queen" from a trio of card sharks, who have gained a three quarter interest from Captain Sam Jackson (Henry Travers) in a rigged card game. The Captain's daughter Carolyn (Lois Collier) never gives up hope, and plays on the sympathies of villain Crawford (Alan Curtis) as the boys whiz through a host of their comedic sketches. They include "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean", feathers in the cake, the catfish dinner, the fishing routine, and Lou's shaving routine opposite baddie Joe Sawyer. But they all take a back seat to the famous "Who's on First?" routine, which remains one of my all time favorite bits. The comedic timing is flawless, though in this case, the audience reaction is non existent at the request of the film's director - probably a bad decision as one's reaction is that these guys should play off the audience as much as each other.

The movie's finale revs up to a high energy frenzy after the gamblers are dealt a losing hand with a cold deck by a remorseful Crawford in a one hand, winner take all bluff.

Henry Travers is probably best remembered for his role as the angel Clarence, earning his wings in the memorable "It's a Wonderful Life". Though taken advantage of, he maintains his integrity through thick and thin. But with Abbott and Costello on board, you know that the bad guys don't stand a chance. And with all the mayhem, it's easy to forget that the film also stands up as a musical, with an assortment of tunes to lend counterpoint to the sketches along the way.

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