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Devery Freeman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 December 1956 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Bud Abbott ... Bud Flick

Lou Costello ... Lou Henry

Gigi Perreau ... Shelley
Rusty Hamer ... Duffer

Mary Wickes ... Miss Mayberry

Ted de Corsia ... Big Frank
Ron Hargrave ... Ernie

Frank Wilcox ... Father Mullahy
Sherry Alberoni ... Bootsie
Eddie Marr ... Garvey
Richard Reeves ... Mushie

Robert Shayne ... Proctor

Walter Reed ... Drake
Paul Sorensen ... Dutch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Bice ... Policeman (uncredited)

John Cliff ... Knucks (uncredited)
Phil Garris ... Mickey (uncredited)

Jess Kirkpatrick ... Policeman (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Savoldi (uncredited)

Gilman Rankin ... McKay (uncredited)
Rod Williams ... Janitor (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Barton 
Writing credits
Devery Freeman (screenplay)

William Kozlenko (original story) and
László Kardos (original story) (as Leslie Kardos)

Produced by
Herman Cohen .... producer
Robert Goldstein .... producer (as Bob Goldstein)
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
Art Direction by
A. Leslie Thomas  (as Leslie Thomas)
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
Makeup Department
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist
Anna Malin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Herbert E. Mendelson .... production manager (as Herb Mendelson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert E. Mendelson .... assistant director (as Herb Mendelson)
Sam Schneider .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
Sound Department
Verna Fields .... sound effects editor
Earl Snyder .... sound
Special Effects by
Herman E. Townsley .... special effects (as Herman Townsley)
Vic Parks .... stunt double (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Albert Deano .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Robert Golden .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Frank Comstock .... orchestrator
Robert Tracy .... music editor (as Robert N. Tracy)
Paul Dunlap .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
Eleanor H. Donahoe .... script supervisor (as Eleanor Donahoe)

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79 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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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 »
Lou Henry:Listen, you. You stop oogly boogling me. And stay away from Shelli.
Ernie:[Smiles] Oh, that Shelli.
[He whistles]
Ernie:There's a dish. Real cool man. Real cooly drooly. I say, man, she's got IT!
Ernie:And she's gonna keep IT! You stay away from her.
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Abbott and Costello's Last Movie, 14 August 2005
Author: steve5plums from United States

Dance With Me Henry was Abbott and Costello's last movie together and because of that I felt it was interesting to watch. Was it a good movie for Abbott and Costello? Not really as I would rate it as only fair. However, I don't judge it as harshly as others. I thought Lou Costello looked pretty good in the movie, but it was Bud Abbott who looked a little wore out. I don't blame Bud so much because I believe his part was poorly written. He wasn't able to get into that playful verbal banter that made the boys famous because his part of a gambler seemed kind of awkward for what was going on in the movie. Overall, I think this movie should be watched by Abbott and Costello fans just to see the boys in their final movie even though most would rank it lower than most of their other movies.

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