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1. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
Votes: 13,174 | Gross: $4.80M
4. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
5. Buck Privates (1941)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid jail, only to find that their drill instructor is the police officer who tried having them imprisoned.
Votes: 3,709 | Gross: $4.00M
6. The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »
7. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family
Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.
9. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)
30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV
Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.
12. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.
15. Who Done It? (1942)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery
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.
16. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Two workmen accidentally launch a space rocket intended for Mars, and find mistakenly landing in New Orleans just the beginning of their misadventures.
17. Africa Screams (1949)
Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy
Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...
18. In the Navy (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to ... See full summary »
19. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.
20. Pardon My Sarong (1942)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.
21. Lost in Alaska (1952)
76 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help ... See full summary »
22. One Night in the Tropics (1940)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... See full summary »
23. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)
90 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
Two bumblers become caretakers at an all-girls college. During their misadventures, the duo raise money to free the school from its traditionally-minded landlord.
24. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.
26. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Western, Musical
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »
28. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy
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.
30. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.
31. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
Approved | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Family
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 ... See full summary »
32. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, War
When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.
36. In Society (1944)
Approved | 75 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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 ... See full summary »
37. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.
39. Fireman Save My Child (1954)
Approved | 79 min | Action, Comedy
A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all... See full summary »
40. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Family
Chester Wooley (Lou Costello) and Duke Egan (Bud Abbott) are traveling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while en route to California. During the stopover, a notorious ... See full summary »
42. Mexican Hayride (1948)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.
43. Little Giant (1946)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy
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 ... See full summary »
47. 10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)
A documentary showing the constructive approach taken by the Lou Costello, Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles toward prevention of juvenile delinquency. William Bendix, as a neighborhood ... See full summary »
50. Olympic Fund Telethon (1952 TV Special)
1,470 min | Comedy, Music, Sport
An all-star telethon put together to raise funds for the United States Olympic Team, featuring such stars as Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and The Three Stooges.