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The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Volume 1

Language and/or Subtitles: English
French
Spanish
Format: DVD 2012
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Summary
One night in the tropics: Abbott and Costello play "two stooges employed by Roscoe, a crooked nightclub owner. Having financed a dubious 'love insurance' policy, Roscoe wants the boys to ensure that Steve marries his hard-to-get girlfriend as they travel to fun in the sun aboard a luxury ocean liner bound for San Marcos, South America."
Buck privates: Abbott and Costello hide in an enlistment center to elude the police, and find themselves in the army.
In the Navy: Two sailors bound for duty on the high seas befriend a singing star who has ditched the limelight for a quiet enlisted life, and try to help him evade an ambitious reporter intent on using his new identity for her big story.
Hold that ghost: Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse.
Keep 'em flying: Bud and Lou enlist in the Army Air Corps and get caught up in a love triangle.
Ride 'em cowboy: The duo head to the Lazy S ranch to hide after Lou accidentally proposes to an Indian girl.
Pardon my sarong: Bud and Lou travel to the south seas where Lou is mistaken for a legendary god.
Who done it?: Slapstick comedy thriller in which two radio writers become involved in a real murder while they are recording a whodunit play.
Contents
disc 1. One night in the tropics (83 min. : 1940) / screenplay, Gertrude Purcell, Charles Grayson ; adapted by Kathryn Scola and Francis Martin ; associate producer, Leonard Spigelgass ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Buck privates (85 min. : 1941) / original screenplay, Arthur T. Horman ; special material for Abbott and Costello, John Grant ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
disc 2. In the Navy (86 min. : 1941) / screenplay, Arthur T. Horman, John Grant ; original story, Arthur T. Horman ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
Hold that ghost (86 min. : 1941) / screenplay by Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo, John Grant ; original story, Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo ; associate producers, Burt Kelly, Glenn Tryon ; directed by Arthur Lubin
disc 3. Keep 'em flying (87 min. : 1941) / screenplay by True Boardman, Nat Perrin, John Grant ; original story, Edmund L. Hartmann ; associate producer, Glenn Tryon ; directed by Arthur Lubin
Ride 'em cowboy (86 min. : 1942) / screenplay by True Boardman, John Grant ; adapted by Harold Shumate ; from an original story by Edmund L. Hartmann ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
disc 4. Pardon my sarong (84 min. : 1942) / a Mayfair production ; original screenplay, True Boardman, Nat Perrin, John Grant ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Erle C. Kenton
Who done it? (78 min. : 1942) / screenplay, Stanley Roberts, Edmund Joseph, John Grant ; original story, Stanley Roberts ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Erle C. Kenton.

Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Ocean travel -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Drama.
Sailors -- Drama.
Singers -- Drama.
Apparitions -- Drama.
Ghost plays.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Stunt flying -- Drama.
Ranches -- Drama.
Mistaken identity -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- Drama.
Radio plays -- Drama.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Buddy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, CA :2012
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Best of Abbott and Costello
Contributors Purcell, Gertrude, screenwriter.
Grayson, Charles, 1903-1973, screenwriter.
Scola, Kathryn, author.
Martin, Francis, 1900-1979, author.
Spigelgass, Leonard, producer.
Sutherland, A. Edward (Albert Edward), 1897-1973, director.
Horman, Arthur T., 1905-1964, screenwriter.
Grant, John, 1891-1955, screenwriter.
Gottlieb, Alex, 1906-1988, film producer.
Lubin, Arthur, 1901-1995, film director.
Lees, Robert, 1912-2004, screenwriter.
Rinaldo, Frederic I., screenwriter.
Kelly, Burt, producer.
Tryon, Glenn, 1899-1970, producer.
Boardman, True, screenwriter.
Perrin, Nat, screenwriter.
Hartmann, Edmund L., 1911-2003, screenwriter.
Shumate, Harold, 1893-1983, screenwriter.
Kenton, Erle C., 1896-1980, director.
Roberts, Stanley, 1916-1982, screenwriter.
Joseph, Edmund, screenwriter.
Abbott, Bud, 1897-1974, actor.
Costello, Lou, actor.
Jones, Allan, 1907-1992, actor.
Kelly, Nancy, 1921-1995, actor.
Cummings, Robert, 1908-1990, actor.
Boland, Mary, 1880-1965, actor.
Carrillo, Leo, actor.
Moran, Peggy, 1918-2002, actor.
Frawley, William, 1887-1966, actor.
Bowman, Lee, 1914-1979, actor.
Frazee, Jane, 1918-1985, actor.
Curtis, Alan, 1909-1953, actor.
Pendleton, Nat, 1895-1967, actor.
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963, actor.
Dodd, Claire, 1908-1973, actor.
Foran, Dick, 1910-1979, actor.
Lenhart, Billy, 1930- actor.
Brown, Kenneth, 1932- actor.
Howard, Shemp, 1895-1955, actor.
Carlson, Richard, 1912-1977, actor.
Davis, Joan, 1912-1961, actor.
Auer, Mischa, 1905-1967, actor.
Ankers, Evelyn, 1918-1985, actor.
Lawrence, Marc, 1910-2005, actor.
Lewis, Ted, 1892-1971, actor, performer.
Raye, Martha, actor.
Bruce, Carol, 1919-2007, actor.
Gargan, William, 1905-1979, actor.
Gwynne, Anne, 1918-2003, actor.
Brown, Johnny Mack, actor.
Dumbrille, Douglass, 1890-1974, actor.
Ankrum, Morris, 1897-1964, actor.
Hinds, Samuel S., 1875-1948, actor.
Fitzgerald, Ella, performer, actor, composer (expression)
Bruce, Virginia, 1910-1982, actor.
Paige, Robert, 1910-1987, actor.
Erickson, Leif, 1911-1986, actor.
Wynn, Nan, actor.
Demarest, William, actor.
Atwill, Lionel, 1885-1946, actor.
Knowles, Patric, 1911-1995, actor.
Allbritton, Louise, 1920-1979, actor.
Gomez, Thomas, 1905-1971, actor.
Bendix, William, 1906-1964, actor.
Porter, Don, 1912-1997, actor.
Cowan, Jerome, 1897-1972, actor.
Wickes, Mary, 1910-1995, actor.
Stossel, Ludwig, actor.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945, composer (expression)
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974, lyricist.
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960, lyricist.
Valentine, J. A. (Joseph A.), director of photography.
Otterson, Jack, art director.
Carruth, Milton, editor of moving image work.
West, Vera, costume designer.
Gausman, R. A. (Russell A.), 1892- set decorator.
Previn, Charles, 1888-1973, musical director.
Ceballos, Larry, 1887-1978, choreographer.
Krasner, Milton, director of photography.
Ash, Jerome, 1892-1953, director of photography.
Cahn, Philip, editor of moving image work.
Castle, Nick, 1910-1968, choreographer.
Raye, Don, composer (expression)
Prince, Hughie, composer (expression)
Burke, Sonny, 1914-1980, composer (expression)
Schoen, Vic, composer (expression)
Von Tilzer, Albert, composer (expression)
Fleeson, Neville, composer (expression)
De Paul, Gene, composer (expression)
Bredell, Elwood, 1884-1976, director of photography.
Salter, Hans J., musical director.
Washington, Ned, 1901-1976, lyricist.
Bassman, George, 1914-1997, composer (expression)
Skinner, Frank, 1897-1968, composer (expression)
Prinz, Eddie, 1901-1967, choreographer.
Boyle, John W., -1959, director of photography.
Alexander, Van, 1915-2015, composer (expression)
Hilton, Arthur, 1897-1979, editor of moving image work.
Dunham, Katherine, choreographer.
Van Enger, Charles J., 1890-1980, director of photography.
Furmanek, Bob, 1961- commentator.
Palumbo, Ron, commentator.
Miller, Jeff, commentator.
Coniff, Frank, commentator.
Andrews Sisters, performer, actor.
Condos Brothers, performer, actor.
Merry Macs (Musical group), performer, actor.
Ink Spots (Musical group), performer, actor.
Universal Pictures (Firm), production company.
Mayfair Productions, production company.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Disc 1: One night in the tropics: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Cummings, Mary Boland, Leo Carrillo, Peggy Moran, William Frawley. Buck privates: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee, Alan Curtis, Nat Pendleton, Andrews Sisters.
Disc 2: In the Navy: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Andrews Sisters, Claire Dodd, Dick Foran, Butch and Buddy, Shemp Howard, Condos Brothers. Hold that ghost: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer, Evelyn Ankers, Marc Lawrence, Ted Lewis and his orchestra, Andrews Sisters.
Disc 3: Keep 'em flying: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce, William Gargan, Dick Foran. Ride 'em cowboy: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne, Johnny Mack Brown, The Merry Macs, Douglass Dumbrille, Morris Ankrum, Samuel S. Hinds, Ella Fitzgerald.
Disc 4: Pardon my sarong: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige, Leif Erikson, Nan Wynn, William Demarest, Lionel Atwill, Samuel S. Hinds, The Four Ink Spots. Who done it?: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan, Louise Allbritton, Thomas Gomez, William Bendix, Don Porter, Jerome Cowan, Mary Wickes, Ludwig Stossel.
Other Contributors Disc 1: One night in the tropics: music by Jerome Kern ; lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II ; director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; dances by Larry Ceballos. Buck privates: directors of photography, Milton Krasner, Jerry Ash ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; dance director, Nick Castle ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; composers, Don Raye, Hughie Prince, Sonny Burke, Vic Schoen, Albert Von Tilzer and Neville Fleeson.
Disc 2: In the Navy: director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; musical numbers staged by Nick Castle ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; words and music by Don Raye, Gene DePaul. Hold that ghost: director of photography, Elwood Bredell ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; musical director, H.J. Salter ; musical numbers staged by Nick Castle ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman.
Disc 3: Keep 'em flying: director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; words and music by Don Raye & Gene de Paul ; words by Ned Washington ; music by George Bassman ; musical score, Frank Skinner ; musical numbers staged by Edward Prinz. Ride 'em cowboy: director of photography, John W. Boyle ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; words and music by Don Raye, Gene dePaul, Ella Fitzgerald & Al Feldman ; musical score, Frank Skinner ; musical numbers staged by Nick Castle.
Disc 4: Pardon my sarong: director of photography, Milton Krasner ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Arthur Hilton ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; gowns, Vera West ; words and music by Don Raye, Gene de Paul ; musical director, Charles Previn ; dances originated and staged by Katherine Dunham. Who done it?: director of photography, Charles Van Enger ; art director, Jack Otterson ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; costumes, Vera West ; musical director, Charles Previn ; music by Frank Skinner ; film editor, Arthur Hilton.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Language English
French
Spanish
Audio: English; subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish.
Notes Title from container.
One night in the tropics: from the novel "Love Insurance" by Earl Derr Biggers.
Bonus materials: Disc 1: One night in the tropics: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Buck privates: Commentary with film historians Bob Furmanek and Ron Palumbo; Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 2: In the Navy: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Hold that ghost: Commentary with film historian Jeff Miller; Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 3: Keep 'em Flying: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Ride 'em cowboy: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 4: Pardon my sarong: Production notes. Who done it?: Commentary with film historian Frank Coniff; Production notes; Theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; dual layer; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; NTSC region 1.
Description 4 videodiscs (675 min.) : sound black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
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