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Lost in Alaska (1952)

Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Elwood Ullman (story), Martin Ragaway (as Martin A. Ragaway) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Tom Watson
Lou Costello ... George Bell
Mitzi Green ... Rosette
Tom Ewell ... Nugget Joe McDermott
Bruce Cabot ... Jake Stillman
Emory Parnell ... Sherman
Jack Ingram ... Henchman
Rex Lease ... Old-Timer
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Henchman (as Joseph Kirk)
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. McGillicuddy
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Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help chase his girl. Once they arrive, the men discover that most of the town wants the prospector dead. It's up to Abbot and Costello to keep him alive, or else San Francisco is ready to hang them for the murder. Written by VonCouch

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The Northern Lights Have Never Seen Funnier Sights! See more »

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Comedy | Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abbott & Costello Alaskassa See more »

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Budget:

$672,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lost in Alaska was filmed from December 3 through December 31, 1951, under the working title The Sourdoughs. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Bud and Lou are ice fishing, an off-camera seal barks and Costello ad libs: "Somebody got a car up here, driving?" But the film is set in the 1890s, before the automotive era. See more »

Quotes

Tom Watson: Nugget Joe, you've got everything in the world to live for. The richest gold mine in Alaska. Why with that kind of money, you can get any kind of girl you want. Why worry about that one girl?
Nugget Joe McDermott: I don't want any girl. I want Rosette.
George Bell: I want to go to sleep! I'm tired.
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Connections

Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just a Country Gal
Music by Henry Mancini
Sung by Mitzi Green
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Lost Again.
27 October 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Abbott & Costello play Tom Watson & George Bell, two volunteer firemen in 1890's San Francisco who rescue a suicidal gold prospector('Nugget' Joe McDermott, played by Tom Ewell) from drowning. Unfortunately, they are then mistakenly believed to have been his murderers, so accompany him back to Alaska in search of his gold, and his girl. Upon arrival, they are dismayed to learn that everyone wants Joe dead, and so end up in the tundra, where they try to survive assassins and the elements... Another weak comedy from the team has a few good comedic bits scattered about, but otherwise is not that funny, with awful songs and indifferent handling. Nothing golden here.


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