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The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 16 August 1946 (USA)
Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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16 August 1946 (USA)  »

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The Ghost Steps Out  »

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$830,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Woolman as "Motorcycle Rider" and Walter Baldwin as "Bates" are in studio records/casting call lists, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the prologue, set in 1780, Horatio Prim (Lou Costello) uses the term "teetotaler" to say he doesn't drink alcohol. The term (short for "total temperance") didn't exist until the late 19th century. See more »

Quotes

Melody Allen: [turning on the house's electric lights] Amazing... must've got it from Benjamin Franklin, he's always inventing things.
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References Rebecca (1940) See more »

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How Dry I Am
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Fields
Lyrics by Fred Hall
In the score when Horatio drinks by the well
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Arguably Bud & Lou's best film; underrated vehicle showing their true colors and acting chops
23 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1946) ***1/2 Abbott and Costello original with the team "separated": Lou's a Revolutionary War-era ghost with comely spirit Marjorie Reynolds who both were murdered and branded traitors to America, and due to a curse set upon their souls are forced to remain on Earth until they are proven patriots thanks to a letter in an antique clock authored by George Washington. Bud is very good as an ancestor of Costello's arch nemesis providing Lou a good reason to scare him. Pretty funny and some solid acting from the duo.


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