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Overview for Lou Costello
Lou Costello

Lou Costello


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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 ...


Cast (feature film)

Entertaining the Troops (1989) as Himself
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
The 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) as Artie Pinsetter
A scatterbrained inventor accidentally turns his girlfriend into a giant.
Dance with Me, Henry (1956) as Lou Henry
Partners in a run-down amusement park try to adopt two children.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) as Willie Piper
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.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) as Freddie Franklin [Lou Costello]
Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) as Orville
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.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) as Tubby
Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.
Lost in Alaska (1952) as George Bell
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) as Jack
A baby-sitter dreams himself and his best friend into the famous fairy tale.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) as Oliver "Puddin' Head" Johnson
Two waiters stumble on a treasure map and land in hot water with pirates.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) as Wilbert Smith
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) as Lou Francis
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder.
Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) as Lou Hotchkiss
Two zany wrestling promoters join the French Foreign Legion by mistake.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949) as Freddie Phillips
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).
Africa Screams (1949) as Stanley Livington
Abbott and Costello search for an African diamond mine.
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Homer
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Mexican Hayride (1948) as Joe Bascom [also known as Humphrey Fish]
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) as Wilbur [Grey]
Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton''s brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster.
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) as Chester Wooley
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Herbie Brown
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.
Little Giant (1946) as Benny Miller
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.
The Time of Their Lives (1946) as Horatio Prim
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Oliver [Quackenbush]
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Sebastian Dinwiddie
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.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945) as Abercrombie
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm.
In Society (1944) as Albert [Mansfield]
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.
Lost in a Harem (1944) as Harvey Garvey
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
Hit the Ice (1943) as Weejie ["Tubby"] McCoy
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.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Wilbur Hoolihan
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as Willoughby
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Rio Rita (1942) as "Wishy" [Dunn]
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch.
Who Done It? (1942) as Mervyn Milgrim
Two would-be radio mystery writers find themselves in a real life murder mystery.
Pardon My Sarong (1942) as Wellington Phlug
Buck Privates (1941) as Herbie Brown
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police.
Keep 'Em Flying (1941) as Heathcliff
Hold That Ghost (1941) as Ferdinand [Ferdie] Jones
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
In the Navy (1941) as Pomeroy Watson
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
One Night in the Tropics (1940) as Costello

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