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Lost in Alaska (1952)

Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help ... See full summary »

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Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help chase his girl. Once they arrive, the men discover that most of the town wants the prospector dead. It's up to Abbot and Costello to keep him alive, or else San Francisco is ready to hang them for the murder. Written by VonCouch

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August 1952 (USA)  »

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$672,000 (estimated)
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First film work by composer Henry Mancini; he is uncredited. See more »

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In the scene where Bud and Lou are ice fishing, an off-camera seal barks and Costello ad libs: "Somebody got a car up here, driving?" But the film is set in the 1890s, before the automotive era. See more »

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George Bell: This is the fastest dog team in the whole world.
Tom Watson: What do you mean?
George Bell: Get a load of all my dogs. See the first dog? That's Butch. Then there's George. Then there's Albert. Then there's Gene. Then there's Joe
Tom Watson: What makes them so fast?
George Bell: You see the lead dog? Her name is Gloria.
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References Destry Rides Again (1939) See more »

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A Hot Time in the Igloo Tonight
Music by Henry Mancini
Sung by Mitzi Green
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Truth is, it's just poor fodder as their star begins to dim.
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Abbott and Costello's 50s offerings do nothing other than make you hanker for the halcyon days of the 40s where their best efforts are to be found. Sure there are a couple of decent films in the 50s such as Meet Jekyll/Hyde & The Mummy, but in the main you sense the boys are tired, you sense that the once glowing genius is a shadow of its former self, we sense right because it's true, never more so proved than with this barely average piece.

There are a couple of decent scenes in here, and sure enough the pratfalling antics off Costello will raise a smile, but the writing doesn't give them much to work with, the co stars are suitably bored with the plot, and the biggest crime of all is that we don't get a remotely mirthful ending to save the picture.

5/10 out of loyalty to a couple of comic geniuses going thru the motions, oh and a crab that stole the film.


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