In one of his rare performances without Bud Abbott, Lou Costello plays a rubbish collector and inventor. When radiation in a nearby cave turns his girlfriend into a giantess, antics ensure ... See full summary »
Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to ... See full summary »
Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with ... See full summary »
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things ... See full summary »
A compilation of clips from 19 Abbott & Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, In the Navy, Hit the Ice, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, ... See full summary »
Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No ... See full summary »
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »
Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in boot camp. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than the cop... See full summary »
A documentary showing the constructive approach taken by the Lou Costello, Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles toward prevention of juvenile delinquency. William Bendix, as a neighborhood ... See full summary »
In one of his rare performances without Bud Abbott, Lou Costello plays a rubbish collector and inventor. When radiation in a nearby cave turns his girlfriend into a giantess, antics ensure as he tries to shrink her using one of his inventions. Written by
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This is not, as has been often stated, Lou Costello's only film without Bud Abbott. Costello traveled to Hollywood in the late 1920s, before he teamed up with Abbott, and appeared as a stuntman and extra in several films. See more »
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The 30 Foot Bride Of Candy Rock marked a sad end to the career of one of the great film comedians of all time. Saddest of all is that work on this film compromised Lou Costello's health and eventually might have taken his life.
Costello was 52 years old when he made this film and looked every bit of it, especially opposite Dorothy Provine. He also looked strained in his performance as well. But he did want to prove that he could succeed as a solo comic act without Abbott.
Lou is a garbage collector and part time eccentric inventor and Provine's uncle Gale Gordon does not consider him an appropriate suitor for the hand of his niece. On a trip through Dinosaur Canyon National Park, Provine takes in some of the exotic waters and finds herself growing to the height mentioned in the title. Complications ensue, especially after Gordon insists on them being married without knowing the full extent of what's happened to his niece.
I think Lou would have been better off if he had chosen a property that would have allowed him to play someone closer to his actual age, a father figure of some kind. His scenes with Provine just don't gel.
In addition to this being the last film of Lou Costello this was also the final big screen appearance of character actor Jimmy Conlin, playing the Justice Of The Peace who marries the mismatched couple. Conlin was a member in good standing of the Preston Sturges stock company, you'll find him in many of his films.
Not a good film to go out on for Lou Costello.
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