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Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

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Complete credited cast:
... Harry 'Slim' Pierce
... Willie 'Tubby' Piper
... Joseph Gorman - aka Sergei Toumanoff
... Leota Van Cleef
... Hinds
... Cameraman (as Herold Goodwin)
... Wagon Driver
... Mack Sennett
... Studio Guard
... Prop Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doris Barton ... Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty
Margaret Eubank ... Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty
Peggy Gordon ... Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty
Barbara Jones ... Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty
Dorothy Martinson ... Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty
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Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

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21 February 1955 (Sweden)  »

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$743,000 (estimated)
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When Willie (Lou Costello) goes to the theatre, the pretty lady in the box office is actually Costello's real-life daughter Carole Costello. She was made up to look much older than her real age. See more »

Goofs

The LA cops introduce themselves to Toumanoff as being from "Los-Zangeles". This pronunciation was not officially adopted until 1934. The cops in 1914 would have more likely announced themselves as being from "Lo-Sang-ga-lus". See more »

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

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Entertaining A & C Outing
6 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Good movies about the early days of movies are scarce, which is strange and disappointing considering what a wealth of good material exists about that era. Peter Bogdanovich's NICKLEODEON started off pretty well but descended into trite soap opera before it finished. One of the best movies about silent movies is this one, maybe because it has a real feel for the time and the characters and presents them with a certain degree of authenticity. All that aside it's also a lot of fun. Bud and Lou are on form, the supporting cast (especially the great Fred Clark) is good, and the stunts are funny and well executed with nary a CG shot in sight. One of the best things about it is the lively musical score, in part by an uncredited Henry Mancini who recycled some of it for the chase scenes in Blake Edwards THE GREAT RACE. Recommended for slapstick fans.


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