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Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

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Joseph Gorman - aka Sergei Toumanoff
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Leota Van Cleef
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Peggy Gordon ...
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Barbara Jones ...
Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty
Dorothy Martinson ...
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Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

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21 February 1955 (Sweden)  »

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$743,000 (estimated)
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Three members of the original Keystone Kops of silent films worked on the picture: Hank Mann, Harold Goodwin and Heinie Conklin. This is the 13th Keystone Kops film. See more »

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The LA cops introduce themselves to Toumanoff as being from "Los-Zangeles". This pronunciation was not officially adopted until 1934. The cops in 1914 would have more likely announced themselves as being from "Lo-Sang-ga-lus". See more »

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

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"23 - Skidoo"
26 August 2014 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Released in 1955 - With its inferior and hokey-looking visual effects, along with its very silly story-line, I could never say that this Abbott & Costello vehicle amounted to being anything but that of a second-rate (and very unremarkable) bit of slapstick comedy.

Set in the year 1912, Bud & Lou play characters Harry Pierce and Willie Piper (respectively) who are presently residents of NYC.

Before he realizes what's happened, Willie is promptly swindled, by fast-talking shyster, Joe Gorman, out of the $5,000 that he's holding onto for his aunt.

The slimy Gorman, and his seductive accomplice, Leota Van Cleef, cleverly persuade Willie that he'll make millions being the proud owner of the Phenomenal Motion Pictures studio, situated on the outskirts of the city.

It doesn't take long for his buddy, Harry, to convince the naive Willie that he's been royally scammed. And, with that, our 2 buddies head out to L.A. where they believe Gorman has high-tailed it with the $5,000.

Upon arriving in L.A., Willie inadvertently becomes Amalgamated Pictures' star stuntman and before long swindler Joe Gorman is discovered working for the same production company under an assumed name and flimsy disguise.

Needless to say, a high-speed chase involving 8 Keystone cops gets underway where justice is finally served over the return of Willie's $5,000.

Filmed in b&w, this picture has a running time of only 80 minutes and it also features a cameo appearance by pioneering, silent-era, comedy director, Mack Sennett.


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