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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
Lost in Alaska was filmed from December 3 through December 31, 1951, under the working title The Sourdoughs. See more »
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Nugget Joe, you've got everything in the world to live for. The richest gold mine in Alaska. Why with that kind of money, you can get any kind of girl you want. Why worry about that one girl?
Nugget Joe McDermott:
I don't want any girl. I want Rosette.
I want to go to sleep! I'm tired.
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Abbott and Costello play two volunteer firemen who save the life of suicidal prospector Nugget Joe (Tom Ewell), only to find themselves accused of his murder. Joe heads back to Alaska for his girlfriend and the boys tag along. They soon find everybody wants Nugget Joe dead and they have to keep him alive so they can prove their innocence. Tom Ewell is great as Nugget Joe. His constant suicide attempts are the funniest bits in the movie. This is a rare case of a supporting actor outshining Bud and Lou. Bruce Cabot plays the villain. Mitzi Green is a forgettable leading lady. Most of the funny stuff is early in the movie. Once they get to Alaska, it's not as good.
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