Favorite Abbott & Costello Filmsby automatedcritic | created - 03 Aug 2014 | updated - 08 Aug 2015 | Public
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1. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery
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.
3. 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: 13,743 | Gross: $4.80M
4. 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 »
5. Who Done It? (1942)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Film-Noir, 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.
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.
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir
Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.
10. 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 »
12. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
13. Africa Screams (1949)
Passed | 79 min | Action, 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...
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.
15. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
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.
16. 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: 3,787 | Gross: $4.00M
17. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
Passed | 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 en route to California. During the stopover, notorious criminal ... See full summary »
18. 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.
20. 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 »
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. Pardon My Sarong (1942)
Passed | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
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.
26. 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.
27. 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 »
28. 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.
29. 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 »
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 »
33. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
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 »
35. 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 »
37. 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.
38. 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.