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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 5 October 1945 (USA)
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.

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S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Nat Perrin (screenplay), Lou Breslow (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Buzz Kurtis
Lou Costello ... Abercrombie
Frances Rafferty ... Claire Warren
Bob Haymes Bob Haymes ... Jeff Parker (as Robert Stanton)
Jean Porter ... Ruthie
Warner Anderson ... Norman Royce
Rags Ragland ... 'Rags' Ragland (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Mike Mazurki ... Klondike Pete
Carleton G. Young ... Gregory LeMaise
Donald MacBride ... Dennis Kavanaugh
Edgar Dearing ... Al - First Studio Cop
Marion Martin ... Miss Milbane
Arthur Space ... Director Lippen
William 'Bill' Phillips William 'Bill' Phillips ... Kavanaugh's Assistant (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
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Storyline

Buzz and Abercrombie are agents trying to get Jeff Parker the lead in a movie musical. Routines include Lou's insomnia and his being unable to hear Bud due to his wearing an earplug. Lots of movie studio stuff. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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They crash the studios and see stars! (Poster). See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abbott and Costello in Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film, made by MGM under the studio's loanout deal with Universal for the team's services, is set on the MGM lot, but the studio's major stars - Clark Gable, Lana Turner and Judy Garland - are only mentioned by name and not seen. The actual cameos were confined to second-tier stars Rags Ragland, Preston Foster, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins and Lucille Ball. See more »

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When Lou is running up the roller coaster with the man chasing him, the man slips and falls, sliding back down - alone. But the next shot, close up, shows the man on top of Lou and fighting with him. See more »

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Mr. Burvis, Ruthie's Boss: [reacting to a verbal spat between two of his manicurists] My shop is for hair cutting, not hair pulling!
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Soundtracks

As I Remember You
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by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Bob Haymes with Arthur Schutt (piano)
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Abott and Costello work hard and still shine.
26 April 2009 | by sirfireSee all my reviews

I accept that this isn't the best A&C movie ever made but you cannot blame the stars.

The script was poor and some of the co-stars either didn't want to be there or just weren't up to the skills of ability that A&C achieved.

There are some classic one on one scenes between Abbott & Costello with the best being the barber scene that will have you in stitches if you like burlesque style of humor.

I for one am a fan however if you are a first time viewer of the famous duo I would recommend a movie released in the same year "The Naughty Nineties" or my personal favourite of "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion" This is still a must see for A&C fans however if you watch this without prior knowledge you will be disappointed and you may not appreciate just how hard A&C work to make this a half decent movie.

Thanks for the memories boys.


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