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Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (5-Oct-1945)

Director: S. Sylvan Simon

Writers: Nat Perrin; Lou Breslow; Martin A. Gosch

Musical Direction: George Bassman

Producer: Martin A. Gosch

Keywords: Comedy

Barbers Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try their hand at being Hollywood agents, promoting their friend who is a talented singer. Nicely paced with some zany gags but a relatively weak story; best viewed if one is already a fan. Cameos from some third-tier stars only (at this point Lucille Ball fell into this category.) Abbott and Costello's final MGM production, the comedy duo on loan from Universal for three films.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bud Abbott
2-Oct-1895 24-Apr-1974 Half of Abbott and Costello
Warner Anderson
10-Mar-1911 26-Aug-1976 Matthew Swain on Peyton Place
Lou Costello
6-Mar-1906 3-Mar-1959 Half of Abbott and Costello
Donald MacBride
23-Jun-1889 21-Jun-1957 High Sierra
Marion Martin
7-Jun-1908 13-Aug-1985 Boom Town
Mike Mazurki
25-Dec-1907 9-Dec-1990 Murder, My Sweet
Jean Porter
8-Dec-1925   Till the End of Time
Frances Rafferty
16-Jun-1922 18-Apr-2004 Ruth Henshaw in December Bride
Rags Ragland
23-Aug-1905 20-Aug-1946 Panama Hattie


Bud Abbott   ...   Buzz Kurtis
Lou Costello   ...   Abercrombie
Frances Rafferty   ...   Claire Warren
Robert Stanton   ...   Jeff Parker
Jean Porter   ...   Ruthie
Warner Anderson   ...   Horman Royce
Rags Ragland   ...   Himself
Mike Mazurki   ...   Klondike Pete
Carleton G. Young   ...   Gregory Le Maise
Donald MacBride   ...   Dennis Kavanaugh
Edgar Dearing   ...   First Studio Cop
Marion Martin   ...   Miss Milbane
Arthur Space   ...   Director
William Phillips   ...   Kavanaugh's Assistant


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