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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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Bud Flick
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Lou Henry
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Shelley
Rusty Hamer ...
Duffer
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Miss Mayberry
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Big Frank
Ron Hargrave ...
Ernie
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Father Mullahy
Sherry Alberoni ...
Bootsie
Eddie Marr ...
Garvey
Richard Reeves ...
Mushie
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Proctor
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Drake
Paul Sorensen ...
Dutch
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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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22 December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott e Costello e os Gangsters  »

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Trivia

In the end credits, for the first and only time, Lou Costello is billed above Bud Abbott. See more »

Quotes

Bud Flick: You're my friend? Remind me never to talk to you again!
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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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Last Abbott & Costello movie is underrated and by no means their worst.
3 June 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

**1/2 out of ****

I think Abbott and Costello's last movie together is underrated. It's not among their finest, but they made less amusing movies together, and there still are some chuckles to be had here. At the time of production, Lou was reported as saying that the days of slapstick were over for them, and that both men were interested in actually doing more serious and emotional types of roles. But DANCE WITH ME, HENRY is obviously still a comedy even though it tries hard to inject some dramatic issues and sentiment along the way.

Lou Henry (Costello) operates "Kiddyland", a little amusement park, where he allows his drinking and gambling pal Bud Flick (Abbott) to work so his friend can pay off a huge debt he owes to a group of gangsters. Meanwhile, Lou is trying to gain custody of two orphan kids, but Bud's constant turmoil with the criminals keeps getting in the way.

Yes, it's obvious that the comedy team is older now, but they still have their moments in a few humorous scenes interacted together. I wouldn't say this A&C Swan Song is at all bad or unwatchable. The title of the film, which was named after a forgotten song that used to be popular and which has nothing to do with the story, doesn't help matters.


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