The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

Episode #2.32 

Abbott Costello do several of their burlesque routines with their usual supporting players and play host to screen great Chales Laughton.


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Episode credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Himself - Host (as Abbott and Costello)
Lou Costello ... Himself - Host (as Abbott and Costello)
Charles Laughton ... Himself - Actor
Isabel Bigley Isabel Bigley ... Herself - Singer
Johnny Conrad Johnny Conrad ... Himself - Dancer (as Johnny Conrad and His Dancers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anita Anton Anita Anton ... Herself - Actress
Bobby Barber ... Stinky / Restaurant diner
Milt Bronson Milt Bronson ... French Horn Player
Helen Donaldson Helen Donaldson ... Herself - Actress
Sid Fields ... Butler / Jack L. Warner
Alex Fossell Alex Fossell ... Himself
Milton Frome ... Mr. Groh / Waiter
Al Goodman ... Himself - Orchestra Leader
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Mr. Bacciagalupe / Cop
Jill Kraft Jill Kraft ... Herself - Actress


Abbott and Costello do several of their old burlesque routines with regulars Joe Kirk, Sidney Fields, and Bobby Barber including their famous ice cream cart and handkerchief routines, joke with screen great Charles Laughton, who reads "The Gettysburg address," host two musical acts, and shamelessly plug their new theatrical feature, "Jack and the Beanstalk." Written by

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Comedy | Romance


Not Rated



English | Norwegian | French

Release Date:

6 April 1952 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The rapport between Costello and Laughton was so good that Laughton was teamed with the comedic pair in "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd." See more »


The apples that are supposed to fall on Costello's head miss him. See more »


Lou Costello - Host: Hey, what are you smelling?
Butler: When you came into the room, I found it.
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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »


Our Love Is Here To Stay
(uncredited) (1938)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Isabel Bigley
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