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Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

MOVIE #63

Abbott and Costello
in Hollywood (1945)

(featuring Lucille Ball as herself)


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Bud and Lou play a pair of Tinseltown barbers who dream of becoming high-priced showbiz agents. Their first clients are Frances Rafferty and Robert Stanton, whose careers may be over before they begin when A&C manage to antagonize powerful producer Donald MacBride and stuck-up film star Carleton Young.

The plot serves only as a clothesline upon which to hang several sidesplitting comedy routines: Abbott teaching Costello how to give a shave, Lou vainly trying to get a good night's sleep, a "stunt man" bit involving the tremulous Costello and hulking Mike Mazurki, and a wild roller-coaster finale.

Special Notes: Lucille Ball, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Preston S. Foster and Robert Z. Leonard make guest appearances.

Movie #63
Film Date: 1945

Release Date: October 5, 1945
Film Type: comedy
Film Color: black/white
Studio: MGM
Film Length: 111 minutes

Director/Producer:
S. Sylvan Simon (Director/Producer)
Martin A. Goch (Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (herself)

Supporting Cast:
Bud Abbott (Buzz Kurtis)
Lou Costello (Abercrombie)
Frances Rafferty (Claire Warren)
Robert Stanton (Jeff Parker)
Jean Porter (Ruthie)
Warner Anderson (Norman Royce)
Rags Ragland (Himself)
Mike Mazurka (Klondike Pete)
Robert E. O'Connor (Studio Cop)
William "Bill" Phillips (Kavanaugh's Assistant)
Skeets Noyes (Assistant Director)
Frank Scannell (Waiter)
Arthur Space (Director)
Dick Winslow (Orchestra Leader)
Dean Stockwell (Himself)
Harry Tyler (Taxi Driver)
Carleton Young (Gregory Lemaise)
Marie Blake (Secretary)
Karin [Katharine] Booth (Louise)
Chester Clute (Mr. Burvis)
Richard Alexander (Prop Man
King Baggot
Marion Martin (Miss Millbane)
Robert Z. Leonard (Himself)
Jackie "Butch" Jenkins)
Donald MacBride (Dennis Kavanaugh)
Edgar Dearing (Studio Guard)
Preston S. Foster (Guest)
Butch Jenkins (Himself)
Kirby Grant (Jeff Parker)