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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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Tom Watson
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George Bell
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Rosette
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Nugget Joe McDermott
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Jake Stillman
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Sherman
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Henchman
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Old-Timer
Joe Kirk ...
Henchman (as Joseph Kirk)
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Mrs. McGillicuddy
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Costello's character is named after Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, and Bud Abbott's is named after Bell's assistant, Thomas Watson. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

A Hot Time in the Igloo Tonight
Music by Henry Mancini
Sung by Mitzi Green
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Lost Again.
27 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Abbott & Costello play Tom Watson & George Bell, two volunteer firemen in 1890's San Francisco who rescue a suicidal gold prospector('Nugget' Joe McDermott, played by Tom Ewell) from drowning. Unfortunately, they are then mistakenly believed to have been his murderers, so accompany him back to Alaska in search of his gold, and his girl. Upon arrival, they are dismayed to learn that everyone wants Joe dead, and so end up in the tundra, where they try to survive assassins and the elements... Another weak comedy from the team has a few good comedic bits scattered about, but otherwise is not that funny, with awful songs and indifferent handling. Nothing golden here.


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