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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 3, 1959|
|Born:||March 6, 1906||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Paterson, New Jersey, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
A scatterbrained inventor accidentally turns his girlfriend into a giant.
Partners in a run-down amusement park try to adopt two children.
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.
Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy.
Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
Two waiters stumble on a treasure map and land in hot water with pirates.
A baby-sitter dreams himself and his best friend into the famous fairy tale.
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder.
Two zany wrestling promoters join the French Foreign Legion by mistake.
Abbott and Costello search for an African diamond mine.
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton''''s brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster.
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like "The Time of Their Lives," in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm.
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Himself) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks.
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch.
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police.
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
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