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Dance with Me, Henry (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 December 1956 (USA)
Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park.

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Drake
Paul Sorensen ...
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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 Ike

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ALL NEW AND EXCITING FUN...!! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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22 December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott e Costello e os Gangsters  »

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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 »

Quotes

Ernie: [to Lou] Hi, alligator! What's the scam, man?
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Connections

Referenced in The Munsters: Dance with Me, Herman (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Libiamo ne' lieti calici
(aka Drinking Song)
from the opera "La Traviata"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung by Gigi Perreau (dubbed by Marni Nixon)
Later sung briefly in jest by Lou Costello
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No dancing around Henry's title.....
26 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Contrary to popular belief, the title of this film was not changed. The December 21, 1955 issue of the New York Times carried a story -- ABBOTT, COSTELLO SLATE NEW MOVIE -- which detailed the particulars about the projected project, including the title, DANCE WITH ME HENRY, producer and distributor credit and noted the film would start filming in March, 1956.

The song was a sanitized, pop cover by Georgia Gibbs of a suggestive 1955 Etta James R&B hit, THE WALLFLOWER -- written by Johnny Otis, Hank Ballard and James -- which was more popularly known as ROLL WITH ME, HENRY. Interestingly, THE WALLFLOWER was a follow-up song to Ballard's provocative 1954 hit, WORK WITH ME, ANNIE.


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