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1. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 13,174 | Gross: $4.80M

2. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,026

3. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Ford, Buddy Baer

Votes: 2,600

4. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 226

5. Buck Privates (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.3
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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.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee

Votes: 3,709 | Gross: $4.00M

6. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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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 »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 2,754

7. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 963

8. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.6
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After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 3,115

9. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 196

10. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 405

11. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,335

12. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 4,721

13. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 3,349

14. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,760

15. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.7
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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.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 2,025

16. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Two workmen accidentally launch a space rocket intended for Mars, and find mistakenly landing in New Orleans just the beginning of their misadventures.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard

Votes: 2,886

17. Africa Screams (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck

Votes: 3,209

18. In the Navy (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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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 »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd

Votes: 2,715

19. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,571

20. Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.5
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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.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige

Votes: 1,994

21. Lost in Alaska (1952)

76 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mitzi Green, Tom Ewell

Votes: 1,751

22. One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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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 »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Robert Cummings, Bud Abbott

Votes: 1,444

23. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.1
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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.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peggy Ryan, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 1,137

24. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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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.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,644

25. Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Shay, Kirby Grant

Votes: 1,132

26. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Western, Musical

7.1
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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 »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,290

27. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 189

28. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,969

29. Dance with Me, Henry (1956)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

6.3
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Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer

Votes: 715

30. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.4
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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.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,907

31. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.4
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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 »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

Votes: 1,792

32. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, War

7.0
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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.

Directors: Arthur Lubin, Ralph Ceder | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce

Votes: 1,338

33. Lost in a Harem (1944)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.9
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte

Votes: 1,041

34. Hit the Ice (1943)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.2
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Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort.

Directors: Charles Lamont, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ginny Simms, Patric Knowles

Votes: 1,327

35. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 769

36. In Society (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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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 »

Directors: Jean Yarbrough, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant

Votes: 1,723

37. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes

Votes: 2,034

38. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.6
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Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

Votes: 1,054

39. Fireman Save My Child (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Spike Jones, Spike Jones and His City Slickers, Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 57

40. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.2
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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 »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, Audrey Young

Votes: 955

41. The Noose Hangs High (1948)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

7.1
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Two window washers mistakenly receive, and lose, 50 grand belonging to a shady bookie who wants his money back, or else.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joseph Calleia, Leon Errol

Votes: 945

42. Mexican Hayride (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Grey, Luba Malina

Votes: 1,020

43. Little Giant (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

7.4
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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 »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit

Votes: 1,081

44. Abbott & Costello (1967– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.7
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The animated further misadventures of the comedy duo.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Stan Irwin, Don Messick, John Stephenson

Votes: 275

45. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 77

46. Abbott & Costello: Live & Hilarious! (1989 Video)

88 min | Comedy

9.0
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The best collection of the famous duel's live performances.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

Votes: 5

47. 10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)

Short, Documentary

7.1
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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 »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, William Bendix, James Stewart

Votes: 37

48. Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2 (1941)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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A one-reeler showing various Hollywood celebrities attending a charity benefit sponsored by a Los Angeles newspaper.

Director: Harriet Parsons | Stars: Harriet Parsons, Milton Berle, Bud Abbott, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 12

49. Picture People No. 10: Hollywood at Home (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Director: M. Clay Adams | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alfred Hitchcock, Frances Langford

Votes: 18

50. Olympic Fund Telethon (1952 TV Special)

1,470 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

1.8
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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.

Stars: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Bud Abbott, Gracie Allen

Votes: 25



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