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In Society (1944)

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 (uncredited)

Writers:

Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story), Howard Snyder (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Abbott ... Eddie Harrington
Lou Costello ... Albert Mansfield
Marion Hutton Marion Hutton ... Elsie Hemmerdingle
Kirby Grant ... Peter Evans
Ann Gillis ... Gloria (as Anne Gillis)
Arthur Treacher ... Pipps
Thomas Gomez ... Brexel
George Dolenz ... Baron Alexis
Steven Geray ... Count Sergei
Murray Leonard Murray Leonard ... Marlow
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Van Cleve
Geri Rosse Geri Rosse ... Orchestra Singer (as Geri)
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Van Cleve
William B. Davidson ... Parker
Will Osborne ... Will Osborne (as Will Osborne and His Orchestra)
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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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THE COMEDY KINGS are BACK! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abbott and Costello in Society See more »

Filming Locations:

Reuss Lake, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$660,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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During the climatic chase, the ladder of the fire truck hooks a car and lifts it into the air. A shadow on the front of a building reveals the rigging and crane that actually did the lifting. See more »

Quotes

Albert Mansfield: Lady, he ain't dead, he's hiding!
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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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My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time
Music by Vic Mizzy
Lyrics by Mann Curtis
Sung by Marion Hutton
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Decent A&C
29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

In Society (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Abbott and Costello play plummers who are accidentally invited to a rich person's house for the weekend where they much try to become part of society. Apparently A&C were causing a lot of troubles for the production of this thing due to a contract issue and the final results really show. This certainly isn't their worst film but it's certainly middle of the ground stuff. Most of the jokes just don't flow right as they seemed rushed and forced. Still, there are several minor laughs that keep this thing going for fans.


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