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Dance with Me, Henry (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 December 1956 (USA)
Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park.

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Devery Freeman (screenplay), William Kozlenko (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bud Abbott ... Bud Flick
Lou Costello ... Lou Henry
Gigi Perreau ... Shelley
Rusty Hamer Rusty Hamer ... Duffer
Mary Wickes ... Miss Mayberry
Ted de Corsia ... Big Frank
Ron Hargrave Ron Hargrave ... Ernie
Frank Wilcox ... Father Mullahy
Sherry Alberoni Sherry Alberoni ... Bootsie
Eddie Marr Eddie Marr ... Garvey
Richard Reeves ... Mushie
Robert Shayne ... Proctor
Walter Reed ... Drake
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Dutch
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Storyline

Bud and Lou are the owners of the amusement park Kiddieland. Bud, a compulsive gambler, gets in trouble with the mob, and Lou finds himself struggling to keep his adopted children. When Bud is forced to make a shady deal, Lou tries to arrange a deal with the DA, but winds up framed for murder. Written by Ike

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ALL NEW AND EXCITING FUN...!! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abbott e Costello e os Gangsters See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

After this movie, the Internal Revenue Service charged Bud Abbott and Lou Costello for back taxes, forcing them to sell their homes and a lot of their assets, including the rights to their films. The two mutually agreed to officially end their partnership in July of 1957. See more »

Quotes

Bud Flick: You're my friend? Remind me never to talk to you again!
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Connections

Referenced in The Munsters: Dance with Me, Herman (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Libiamo ne' lieti calici
(aka Drinking Song)
from the opera "La Traviata"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung by Gigi Perreau (dubbed by Marni Nixon)
Later sung briefly in jest by Lou Costello
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Dance With Me Henry A Tribute to Great Comedy Team ***
26 August 2008 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

While this 1956 film isn't a masterpiece, it's no slouch either as it showcases for the last time the talent of Abbott and Costello together as a comedy team.

Running an amusement park, Abbott is up to his ears in debt and is beholden to the mob. Costello has 2 adopted children, a character of a social worker played by Mary Wickes, wants to take them away and invariably Costello gets blamed for the shooting death of the D.A.

While the zany two's usual antics are missing, this is a fun film made enjoyable by the appearances of Gigi Perreau and Rusty Hamer. (Make Room for Daddy.) Ted de Corsia is at his best when he plays a gangster and he is no exception here.


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