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 »
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry ... See full summary »
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... 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 »
This is an important documentary done by a great fan of Abbott & Costello. Jerry Seinfeld here did everybody a service when he put this together. I am glad he did.
Available now on DVD as part of the Universal Franchise Collection extras of the boys, this portrait of the boys is the best I've seen. It does more than just clips & more than just an homage to them. Seinfeld found the things that inspired them to start with.
He mentions the history of vaudeville that A&C were all about. How they preserved this comic history is important. How they ad libbed their routines from memory was something that is rarely done by todays folks who are all reading cue cards & TelePrompTers.
Some of the clips, especially from the old TV A&C television show, the Colgate (Live) comedy hours & the home movies of the boys themselves is priceless beyond that. This is must see TV but you need the full franchise collection from Universal or an old recording from when it was broadcast to see it.
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