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Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with ... See full summary »

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Nicole Dupre
Walter Slezak ...
Sgt. Axmann
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Sheik Hamud El Khalid
Leon Belasco ...
Hassam
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Frankie the Loan Shark
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ...
Abdullah (as Wee Willie Davis)
Tor Johnson ...
Abou Ben
Sammy Menacker ...
'Bert' Bertram (as Sam Mancker)
Jack Raymond ...
Ali Ami
Fred Nurney ...
Commandant
Paul Fierro ...
Ibn
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Ibrim
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Storyline

Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with the nasty Sheik Hamud El Khalid. Bits include Lou's mirage sightings, one a New York newsboy ("they gave me a bad corner"). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THEIR FIRST IN A YEAR...THEIR FUNNIEST BY FAR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 September 1950 (Sweden)  »

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Foreign Legion  »

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Budget:

$735,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filming was originally scheduled to begin in December 1949, but was postponed when Lou Costello had to undergo an operation for a gangrenous gall bladder in November 1949. Despite having a stunt double, Costello did his own wrestling in the film, only to be rewarded with a wrenched arm socket and a stretched tendon. See more »

Goofs

When gunfire riddles the Commandant's office, the wire that yanks off Axmann's hat can be seen. See more »

Quotes

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Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

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Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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A&C comedy is a bit sloppy but still good fun...
30 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Abbott and Costello get tricked into joining the Foreign Legion; all they want is to get a brawny wrestler out of Algeria. Some good, hearty laughs in this A&C feature--their 26th film--which has surprisingly good production values, but feels a little rushed and has sloppy overdubbing. The wrestlers (William 'Wee Willie' Davis and Ed Wood's favorite actor Tor Johnson) are an added treat, and Costello as usual steals all his scenes. True, by this time the comedy duo were just relying on their proved shtick, but the movie is fast-paced and is much funnier and more tolerable than the Lewis and Martin pictures from this era. **1/2 from ****


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