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Release Date:
August 1952 (USA) See more »
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It's ALL NEW and a RIOT TOO! See more »
Plot:
Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder... See more » | Add synopsis »
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They forgot to make it funny... See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bud Abbott ... Tom Watson

Lou Costello ... George Bell

Mitzi Green ... Rosette

Tom Ewell ... Nugget Joe McDermott

Bruce Cabot ... Jake Stillman
Emory Parnell ... Sherman
Jack Ingram ... Henchman
Rex Lease ... Old-Timer
Joe Kirk ... Henchman (as Joseph Kirk)
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. McGillicuddy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Prospector (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Bearded Prospector (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Ship's Cook (uncredited)
George Barton ... (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Prospector (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Canook (uncredited)
James Dime ... Prospector (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Croupier (uncredited)
William Gould ... 2nd Stranger (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Prospector (uncredited)
Jean Hartelle ... 1st Eskimo (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Prospector (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Man Outside Bank (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Prospector (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Prospector (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Multolah (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... Man in House (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Prospector (uncredited)
Monte Montague ... (uncredited)
Julia Montoya ... Eskimo Woman (uncredited)
Sherry Moreland ... Hostess (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Higgins (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Capt. Chisholm (uncredited)
Maudie Prickett ... Woman in Window (uncredited)
Ed Randolph ... Croupier (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Prospector (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Willie (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Dealer (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Croupier (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Man at Roulette Wheel (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Man in Line at Bank (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Croupier (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Yarbrough 
 
Writing credits
Elwood Ullman (story)

Martin Ragaway  (as Martin A. Ragaway) &
Leonard Stern 

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson 
 
Film Editing by
Leonard Weiner 
 
Art Direction by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
Bernard Herzbrun 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ray Jeffers 
 
Costume Design by
Kara 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Harold Lewis .... sound
 
Stunts
Vic Parks .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Edgar Fairchild .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Lange .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Schumann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herman Stein .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harold Belfer .... choreographer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
76 min | Argentina:80 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
First film work by composer Henry Mancini; he is uncredited.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
They forgot to make it funny..., 24 August 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I saw that one reviewer felt like the studio and Abbott and Costello just didn't care when they made this film and I am inclined to agree. The problem is that the film was painfully unfunny--and had one of the limpest endings I've ever seen. Maybe I was expecting too much, but a comedy should make you laugh and be entertaining.

In the only funny moments in the film, Bud and Lou rescue a man who is bent on killing himself (Tom Ewell). It seems that his lady love has rejected him and so he has no reason to live. In addition, when Bud and Lou take this guy back to Alaska, everyone seems to be trying to kill their new friend to get his gold. This humor was pretty dark and I liked it, but it really didn't go far enough and probably wouldn't appeal to most people. Sadly, however, this is about as funny as it got. Once the plot was established, too much time was spent running about an obvious fake set in obviously fake snow doing things that, frankly, make no sense and weren't funny. Fake looking crabs, a guy in a polar bear suit and the like made this a film where it was obvious that no one particularly cared if any of this mess makes sense. To make things worse, the ending is just horrible--unfunny, illogical and unsatisfying.

While this is not the worst Abbott and Costello film, it is close. You can do better.

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