Bud Abbott was best known for his comedy acts, which he performed with Lou Costello. His film comedy double act as a straight man to Costello, established the duo as one of most iconic comedy performers during the 1940s and 50s.Their first performance came in 1935, at the ‘Eltinge Theatre.’ They first received wider recognition in 1938, when they appeared on the ‘Kate Smith Hour’ radio show. Abbott performed in various ‘Broadway’ shows before he made his screen debut in 1940, in the film ‘One Night in the Tropics.’ In a career spanning more than 20 years, Bud starred in many successful films, such as ‘Buck Privates’ (1941), ‘Rio Reta’ (1942), ‘Hit the Ice’ (1943), ‘The Naughty Nineties’ (1945), ‘Mexican Heyride’ (1948), and ‘Lost in Alaska’ (1962). His least successful till date remains to be ‘Dance with Me, Henry’ (1956). He also appeared in the popular TV series ‘The Abbott and Costello Show’ (1952-54).
Bumbling fool, Wilbur Hoolihan ,kills a horse owned by King O'Hara. In order to replace the horse, he and his friend, Grover Mockridge, unwittingly take a champion thoroughbred named Tea Biscuit, thinking it to be just some old horse. Misadventures and chaos begin, as the horse’s real owner realizes the theft.
This Western film tells the story of two travelling salesmen who stop in a town during their journey. However, they are charged with the murder of a notorious criminal, and within a short time, they are convicted and sentenced to death.
In this remake of 1939 movie For Love or Money, two inept window washer – Ted and Tommy - are wrongly taken to be messengers by a gangster Craig and tasked to collect $50,000. In a turn of events, the money lands up with a woman Carol who spends a lot of it. With limited time in hand, the trio struggle to save themselves from the gangster’s ire. Meanwhile a rich gambler makes an entry.
This comedy film is about two magicians on tour of the Middle East, who decide to help a young prince in regaining his throne from his devious uncle, who maintains his power, using magical hypnotic rings, and ruthless methods.
Mexican Hayride is a 1948 comedy film, which is based on the Broadway musical of the same name. This film revolves around a con man who finds a tall guy for a stock swindle and a mine scam.
Based on a Nazi musical of the same name, this film revolves around two friends, Abott and Costello, in their attempt to foil the sinister intentions of a Nazi spy.
Dance with me, Henry tells the story of two owners of an amusement park, who get in trouble with gangsters. However, the children who visit the amusement park decide to help them out.