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The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 6 July 1945 (USA)
When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Edmund L. Hartmann (original screenplay), John Grant (original screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Dexter Broadhurst
Lou Costello ... Sebastian Dinwiddle
Alan Curtis ... Crawford
Rita Johnson ... Bonita Farrow
Henry Travers ... Capt. Sam Jackson
Lois Collier ... Miss Caroline Jackson
Joe Sawyer ... Bailey
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Croupier
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Storyline

In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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A Show Boat Load of Laughter!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tramposos trampeados See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the Hamburger/Cat routine a propeller airplane can be heard in the distance See more »

Goofs

As Bailey rushes through the door he has just stuck his head through, the door hits and disturbs the ceiling woodwork, revealing the flimsiness of the set. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Broadhurst: Well, don't change the players around.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: I'm not changing nobody.
Dexter Broadhurst: Now, take it easy.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: What's the guy's name on first base?
Dexter Broadhurst: What's the guy's name on second base.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: I'm not askin' ya who's on second.
Dexter Broadhurst: Who's on first.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: I don't know.
Dexter Broadhurst: He's on third. We're not talking about him.
Sebastian Dinwiddle: How did I get on third base?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In many of Abbott and Costello's films, their faces are visible through the "O"'s in their names. In this one, only Costello's face is seen at first; then he silently calls, "Hey, Abb-bott!," and Abbott's face appears. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: Password: Swordfish (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Rolling Down the River
(uncredited)
Music by Edgar Fairchild
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Played at the first scene and sung offscreen by an unidentified male chorus
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A Delightful Trip To The 1890's!
28 August 1999 | by JWLJNSee all my reviews

Although not critically acclaimed as one of the team's best, Abbott and Costello use some of their best loved and remember skits in this film. The movie is worth watching for the "Who's On First?" skit alone. Good, clean, fun for the entire family.


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