Abbott and Costello do several of their old burlesque routines with regulars Joe Kirk, Sidney Fields, and Bobby Barber including their famous ice cream cart and handkerchief routines, joke with screen great Charles Laughton, who reads "The Gettysburg address," host two musical acts, and shamelessly plug their new theatrical feature, "Jack and the Beanstalk." Written by
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The rapport between Costello and Laughton was so good that Laughton was teamed with the comedic pair in "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd." See more
Sid Fields' fist misses Costello by a wide margin when he punches through the closet door during the handkerchief routine. See more
Himself - Host
Hey, what are you smelling?
Himself - Comic Actor
When you came into the room, I found it.
References Jack and the Beanstalk
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Instrumental version danced to by Johnny Conrad See more