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In Society (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 18 August 1944 (USA)
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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marion Hutton ...
Elsie
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Peter
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Mrs. Winthrop
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Gloria (as Anne Gillis)
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Pipps
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Drexel
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Baron Alexis
The Fontane Sisters ...
Singers (as The Three Sisters)
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Count Sergei
Geri Rosse ...
Orchestra Singer (as Geri)
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Will Osborne (as Will Osborne and His Orchestra)
Margie Rosse ...
Orchestra Singer (as Margie Fontane)
Murray Leonard ...
Marlow
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Storyline

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 don't go too smoothly. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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18 August 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott and Costello in Society  »

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$660,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were engaged in an acrimonious contract dispute with Universal Pictures during the making of this film. As a result, they refused to do re-shoots and every day, at exactly 4:00 p.m., whether they were in the middle of a scene or in the middle of a line, they would cease working and go home. See more »

Goofs

When Costello is ostensibly pushing the taxi car horn, both his hands are visible when scuffling with the policeman. See more »

Quotes

Albert Mansfield: Lady, he ain't dead, he's hiding!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening billing of "Bud Abbott" and "Lou Costello" the "o" in Abbott and one of the "o"'s in "Costello" are unusually large and used to "frame" photos of them. See more »

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Referenced in The Ref (1994) See more »

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What a Change in the Weather
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Sung by Kirby Grant
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Society Mugs....
20 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film definitely rates as one of Bud and Lou's best and the laughs kick off almost immediately as we see what I have to call a takeoff on "turn on the radio." This time around, it's "blow the horn" and an irate cop getting entangled with Lou.

Abbott and Costello do plumbing as well--if not better--than the Three Stooges. The biggest laughs though may come from the classic Susquehana Hat Company gag--a routine I became familiar with from watching their old TV show, but I have to say, it was probably funnier here.

Lou getting his bath drawn was another highlight. Of course, there are some of the drawbacks one would usually expect to see in an A & C feature--the staged singing numbers; although they don't grate on me as they do in some of their other features.

Overall--if you like Bud and Lou--"In Society" is a must see.

9 stars


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