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The professional and personal lives of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are examined.

Director:

Robert C. Thompson

Writers:

George Lefferts, Bob Thomas (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Korman ... Bud Abbott
Buddy Hackett ... Lou Costello
Michele Lee ... Anne Costello
Arte Johnson ... Eddie Sherman
Robert Reed ... Alan Randall
William Tregoe William Tregoe ... Ted Collins
Danny Dayton ... Gene Duffy
Art Eisner Art Eisner ... Waiter
Tracy Morgan Tracy Morgan ... Stripper #1
Judy Hanson Judy Hanson ... Stripper #2 (as Judith Hanson)
Henry Brandon ... Bernie
Edmund Penney Edmund Penney ... Announcer #1
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Stern Nurse
Nathaniel Burr Smidt Nathaniel Burr Smidt ... Engineer (as Burr Smidt)
Ronn Wright Ronn Wright ... Announcer #2
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Storyline

The professional and personal lives of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are examined.

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For Abbott and Costello, life wasn't always a barrel of laughs.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bud & Lou: Comedy Is No Laughing Matter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bob Banner Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-to-late 1970s about Tinseltown, Old Hollywood and its Golden Age including the Silent Film era. The pictures include Fedora (1978), Inserts (1975), Valentino (1977), Nickelodeon (1976), Silent Movie (1976), The Wild Party (1975), The Last Tycoon (1976), Hearts of the West (1975), The Day of the Locust (1975), The World's Greatest Lover (1977), Gable and Lombard (1976), Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976), Bud and Lou (1978), and W.C. Fields and Me (1976). Bogie (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981) would soon follow as well. See more »

Quotes

Lou Costello: Hey Eddie, I've had a lot of strawberry malteds in my life you know that? Out of all of them I've ever had, boy Eddie this one's the best.
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Great story but terrible portrayals.
4 July 2000 | by david-340See all my reviews

The movie was obviously lovingly done, and the story line superb. When Hackett and Korman are acting "out of character", that is, living Bud and Lou's private lives, the story holds together well. But when they are trying to recreate Abbot and Costello's great routines, things fall apart, particularly a very poorly timed version of "Who's On First". The recent t.v. pic of the Three Stooges stands head and shoulders above this show.


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