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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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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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It's ALL NEW and a RIOT TOO! See more »

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August 1952 (USA)  »

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Abbott & Costello Alaskassa  »

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$672,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First film work by composer Henry Mancini; he is uncredited. 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

I'm Just a Country Gal
Music by Henry Mancini
Sung by Mitzi Green
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Abbott and Costello totally adrift!
7 November 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Known pretty much everywhere outside the US as ABBOTT AND COSTELLO LOST IN ALASKA this just never gels. Sub-standard, both from a comedic viewpoint and in production values. The boys never look comfortable.

Flimsy tale of a couple of New York firemen in the late 1890's who inadvertently "rescue" a suicidal prospector and through circumstance, find themselves heading back to Alaska with him, when they have a more pressing need to get back to San Francisco, to allay suspicions that they have actually murdered him.

For the most part, it just AIN'T funny. No more so than the strained and diabolically stupid ending. Really, for non-thinking A & C diehards!


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