Bud Abbott and Lou Costello: The Filmography

by chrisking1796 | created - 22 Jun 2012 | updated - 22 Jun 2012 | Public

36 Films Total:

28 at Universal 3 at MGM 2 at Warner Bros. 2 at United Artists 1 at Eagle-Lion Films

They are... the most successful comedy team in film history.

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1. One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

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 »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Robert Cummings, Bud Abbott

Votes: 1,402

2. Buck Privates (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, War

Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid jail, only to find that their drill instructor is the police officer who tried having them imprisoned.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee

Votes: 3,599 | Gross: $4.00M

3. In the Navy (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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 »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd

Votes: 2,643

4. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 2,982

5. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, War

When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.

Directors: Arthur Lubin, Ralph Ceder | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce

Votes: 1,304

6. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Western, Musical

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 »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,256

7. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

Votes: 1,005

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

8. Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige

Votes: 1,939

9. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 1,945

10. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Musical

Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 740

11. Hit the Ice (1943)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort.

Directors: Charles Lamont, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ginny Simms, Patric Knowles

Votes: 1,285

12. In Society (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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 »

Directors: Jean Yarbrough, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant

Votes: 1,693

13. Lost in a Harem (1944)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte

Votes: 1,006

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

14. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During their misadventures, the duo raise money to free the school from its traditionally-minded landlord.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peggy Ryan, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 1,112

15. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,611

16. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes

Votes: 1,979

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

17. Little Giant (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit

Votes: 1,060

18. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 2,653

19. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

Votes: 1,753

20. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Chester Wooley (Lou Costello) and Duke Egan (Bud Abbott) are traveling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while en route to California. During the stopover, a notorious ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, Audrey Young

Votes: 933

21. The Noose Hangs High (1948)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

Two window washers mistakenly receive, and lose, 50 grand belonging to a shady bookie who wants his money back, or else.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joseph Calleia, Leon Errol

Votes: 907

Eagle-Lion Films

22. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 12,742 | Gross: $4.80M

23. Mexican Hayride (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Grey, Luba Malina

Votes: 1,001

24. Africa Screams (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy

Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck

Votes: 3,125

United Artists

25. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 3,221

26. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,494

27. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,151

28. Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Shay, Kirby Grant

Votes: 1,102

29. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Ford, Buddy Baer

Votes: 2,500

Warner Brothers

30. Lost in Alaska (1952)

76 min | Adventure, Comedy

Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mitzi Green, Tom Ewell

Votes: 1,698

31. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

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.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,856

Warner Brothers

32. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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 »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard

Votes: 2,774

33. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,642

34. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,928

35. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 4,541

36. Dance with Me, Henry (1956)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 697

United Artists



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