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Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 7 August 1942 (USA)
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

Writers:

True Boardman (original screen play), Nat Perrin (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Algy Shaw
Lou Costello ... Wellington Pflug
Virginia Bruce ... Joan Marshall
Robert Paige ... Tommy Layton
Lionel Atwill ... Varnoff
Leif Erickson ... Whaba (as Leif Erikson)
Nan Wynn ... Luana
William Demarest ... Detective Kendall
Samuel S. Hinds ... Chief Kolua
Marie McDonald ... Ferna
Janet Warren ... Amo (as Elaine Morey)
The Ink Spots The Ink Spots ... Singers (as The Four Ink Spots)
Tip Tap & Toe Tip Tap & Toe ... Three Dancers (as Tip Tap and Toe)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Montez ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Road to Montezuma See more »

Filming Locations:

Salton Sea, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There was no show business act known as Tip Tap and Toe. There was a trio male dance team known as Tip, Tap and Toe. See more »

Goofs

During the drink switching scene between Lou Costello and Whaba, Lou Costello tricks Whaba into thinking that he switched the glasses when in fact he didn't. The two take a drink and put their glasses down, but in the very next shot, the glasses are back in their hands. See more »

Quotes

Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: [after being told he has to go into the temple on top of a volcano, from which no one has ever returned] I'll go up there into that temple. I'll face danger.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: I knew you would.
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: I don't care if the boogeyman's in there.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: Thatta boy.
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: There's only one thing I want you to do.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: What's that?
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: Talk me out of it.
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Connections

Edited into Tap Hop (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Island of the Moon
(1942) (uncredited)
Written by Don Raye and Gene de Paul
Sung by an offscreen chorus at the end
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"I'm entitled to half of that bean."
17 February 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Abbott and Costello play bus drivers who steal their company's bus to chauffeur playboy Robert Paige and his lady friends around. Detective William Demarest chases after them. Through a series of events Bud, Lou, Paige, and Virginia Bruce wind up on a tropical island where Lionel Atwill is up to no good. Among the island natives are Leif Erickson (!) and Samuel S. Hinds (!!), as well as gorgeous Nan Wynn. She sings a couple of nice songs and there's also some great musical numbers from the Ink Spots and Tip, Tap, Toe. Romantic subplot with Paige and Bruce is one of those tired old "she hates him but she really likes him" things. It's putrid and the worst part of the movie. Virginia's nice to look at, though. The comedy is good, with Abbott & Costello getting to do some funny bits with William Demarest in the first half. Once it moves to the island Bud kind of fades into the background and it's Lou's show from then on. This is a pretty good A&C movie. Not their funniest but funny enough with some nice music and a good supporting cast to help out. It's completely impossible for any movie with both William Demarest and Lionel Atwill in it to be bad.


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