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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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
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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 »
When gunfire riddles the Commandant's office, the wire that yanks off Axmann's hat can be seen. See more »
Abbott & Costello play Bud Jones & Lou Hotchkiss, two wrestling promoters who try to track down their wayward Arabian wrestler, who has gone back home to Algiers. Upon arrival, they are tricked by a rival sheik into joining the Foreign Legion, where their lives are threatened, yet many comedic mishaps ensue, including an extended sequence of being lost in the desert, desperate for water, and seeing mirages, including an oasis of fresh water. Or is it a mirage, and will these guys make it out alive? Mediocre film in which the desert mirage sequence is by far the highlight. Otherwise, this is very familiar stuff that just isn't so funny this time around.
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