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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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Truth is, it's just poor fodder as their star begins to dim. See more (9 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)
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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Truth is, it's just poor fodder as their star begins to dim., 4 March 2008
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

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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