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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
The movie's title is taken from the hit song "Dance With Me, Henry" (also known as "The Wallflower") by Johnny Otis, Etta Jsmes and Hank Ballard, recorded by Etta James in 1955 and Georgia Gibbs in 1956, but the song is never performed in the film. Bits of its melody are quoted in Paul Dunlap's score for the final scene, though. 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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Dance With Me Henry A Tribute to Great Comedy Team ***
While this 1956 film isn't a masterpiece, it's no slouch either as it showcases for the last time the talent of Abbott and Costello together as a comedy team.
Running an amusement park, Abbott is up to his ears in debt and is beholden to the mob. Costello has 2 adopted children, a character of a social worker played by Mary Wickes, wants to take them away and invariably Costello gets blamed for the shooting death of the D.A.
While the zany two's usual antics are missing, this is a fun film made enjoyable by the appearances of Gigi Perreau and Rusty Hamer. (Make Room for Daddy.) Ted de Corsia is at his best when he plays a gangster and he is no exception here.
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