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Bud and Lou are the owners of the amusement park Kiddieland. Bud, a compulsive gambler, gets in trouble with the mob, and Lou finds himself struggling to keep his adopted children. When Bud is forced to make a shady deal, Lou tries to arrange a deal with the DA, but winds up framed for murder. Written by
After this movie, the Internal Revenue Service charged Bud Abbott and Lou Costello for back taxes, forcing them to sell their homes and a lot of their assets, including the rights to their films. The two mutually agreed to officially end their partnership in July of 1957. See more »
What are you mad about? Can I help it if it didn't take any brains to fix it?
If it took any brains, would I need you?
I don't know.
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I actually found this really entertaining. I have watched nearly all of their films and this one is really interesting. The humour is less forced and has a more natural flow than in their earlier films. Abbott is not so much the straight man here but very funny himself. His delivery is impeccable. Lou has lost a lot of the silly over the top humour which IMO is better especially as they are older. The later films like this one and the mummy I find the most entertaining. The humour was a natural part of the plot not and did not contain over the top gags that were not in keeping with the flow of the film. Also, the characters of Abbott and Costello are more central to the plot.
The more I watch Abbott and Costello the more these later films appeal to me.
A pity they ended their partnership too soon.
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