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Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd - Lou and Bud find the treasure map

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd  (1952) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

In  Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd  two waiters, Oliver “Puddin’ Head” Johnson (Lou Costello) and Rocky Stonebridge (Bud Abbott) are on their way to work at Death’s Head Tavern on the pirate hangout on the island of Tortuga. There they encounter Lady Jane (Fran Warren). She asks them to bring a love note to the singer at the tavern, Bruce Martingale (Bill Shirley).

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Abbott and Costello's Jack in the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Abbott and Costello in Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer

Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the only two films that  Abbott and Costello made in color.   It is a children’s movie that adults can enjoy as well.   The beginning and ending of the movie are filmed in black and white, with Bud and Lou playing their typical characters.  Bud Abbott  bosses around and takes advantage of  Lou Costello. Although that changes slightly at the end of the movie. €”  Bud having Lou work as a babysitter for an obnoxious child, who hits Lou on the head and launches the main part of the movie, with Lou dreaming in color of the story of  Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in a publicity photo from Lost in a Harem

Lost in a Harem

Abbott and Costello’s  Lost in a Harem  (1944) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in a publicity photo from Lost in a Harem

Lost in a Harem is one of  Abbott and Costello’s best films, filmed at the MGM studios.   The film has a vaudeville show stranded in the mythical city of Port Inferno somewhere in the East.   Singer Hazel Moon (Marilyn Maxwell, a semi-regular on the Abbott and Costello radio show) gets a job at the Cafe of All Nations, and has the club owner hire the show’s prop men, Harvey Garvey (Lou Costello) and Pete Johnson (Bud Abbott) to put on their magic act. 

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Hit the Ice - Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

Hit the Ice

 Hit the Ice (1943) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ginny Sims, Sheldon Leonard

Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. They’re lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers, accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox). They meet old friend Johnny Long  and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers…

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