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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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Lou gets the beat in the coolest session that ever rocked the screen! (posters). See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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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

Angela Cartwright, who would later play Rusty Hamer's sister in Make Room for Daddy (1953), appears for 10 seconds at the amusement park, as the little girl eating cotton candy about a quarter of the way through the film. See more »

Quotes

Lou Henry: Listen, you. You stop oogly boogling me. And stay away from Shelli.
Ernie: [Smiles] Oh, that Shelli.
[He whistles]
Ernie: There's a dish. Real cool man. Real cooly drooly. I say, man, she's got IT!
Ernie: And she's gonna keep IT! You stay away from her.
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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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Abbott and Costello's Last Movie
14 August 2005 | by steve5plumsSee all my reviews

Dance With Me Henry was Abbott and Costello's last movie together and because of that I felt it was interesting to watch. Was it a good movie for Abbott and Costello? Not really as I would rate it as only fair. However, I don't judge it as harshly as others. I thought Lou Costello looked pretty good in the movie, but it was Bud Abbott who looked a little wore out. I don't blame Bud so much because I believe his part was poorly written. He wasn't able to get into that playful verbal banter that made the boys famous because his part of a gambler seemed kind of awkward for what was going on in the movie. Overall, I think this movie should be watched by Abbott and Costello fans just to see the boys in their final movie even though most would rank it lower than most of their other movies.


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