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I would say that you have to be a fan of Abbott & Costello to appreciate all of the humor used in this film but this film has so much more beyond all that. The tavern that Bud and Lou inherit for example, looked so real as an old country place long abandoned. I still marvel at the exacting details used in all the sets making that tavern look like they filmed the scenes on an actual location rather than a set. I once played the organ in an old eatery that looked almost like that old Forester's Club. Lou's various comical antics are well placed in this film such as the skirmish he has with that pesky outdoor water pump or his encounters with the bedrooms that convert into gambling casinos. I also love the lines Lou had with actor William Davidson who played gangster Moose Matson; Chuck asking Moose sarcastically: "Are you a tough guy?" Moose thrusting his face out at Chuck: "YEAH!!". William's character was a tough gangster type yet he played it as being very tollerant of Lou's innocent character. Joan Davis of the later 1950s "I Married Joan" is so well matched with Lou and I wish she would have been featured in more of the A&C vehicles. As far as the music is concerned; I was born in 1947 so I could never really know what the Andrews Sisters were like or what Ted Lewis along with his orchestra were like. Thanks to the magic of time travel through old films, I now do and I really like them.
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