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Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945)

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The last of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's three MGM features, Abbott & Costello in Hollywood is a loose remake of Buster Keaton's Free and Easy. Bud and Lou play a pair of Tinseltown barbers who dream of becoming high-priced showbiz agents. Their first clients are Frances Rafferty and Robert Stanton, whose careers may be over before they begin when A&C manage to antagonize powerful producer Donald MacBride and stuck-up film star Carleton Young. The plot serves only as a clothesline upon which to hang several sidesplitting comedy routines: Abbott teaching Costello how to give a shave, Lou vainly trying to get a good night's sleep, a "stunt man" bit involving the tremulous Costello and hulking Mike Mazurki, and a wild roller-coaster finale. MGM contractees Lucille Ball, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Preston S. Foster and Robert Z. Leonard make guest appearances.
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Comedy
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Cast

Bud Abbott
as Buzz Curtis
Lou Costello
as Abercrombie
Robert Stanton
as Jeff Parker
Frances Rafferty
as Claire Warren
Kirby Grant
as Jeff Parker
Jean Porter
as Ruthie
Rags Ragland
as Himself
Warner Anderson
as Norman Royce
Mike Mazurki
as Klondike Pete
Donald MacBride
as Dennis Kavanaugh
Arthur Space
as Director
Edgar Dearing
as Studio Cop
Carleton Young
as Gregory Lemaise
Marion Martin
as Miss Millbane
William 'Bill' Phillips
as Kavanaugh's Assistant
Marie Blake
as Secretary
Harry Tyler
as Taxi Driver
Robert E. O'Connor
as Studio Cop
Skeets Noyes
as Assistant Director
Dick Winslow
as Orchestra Leader
Jane Hale
as Cigarette Girl
Chester Clute
as Mr. Burvis
Lucille Ball
as Herself
Butch Jenkins
as Himself
Dean Stockwell
as Himself
Bob Haymes
as Jeff Parker
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½

The comedy team's final MGM film is a hodgepodge of comedy skits and musical numbers; not very inspired.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt
½

Fairly predictable plot with a few good sketches. The screwball ending would have worked well in a Marx Bros film as well. Find a lap - and have a Ball.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

I enjoy Abbott and Costello, but I am not a huge fan of theirs. This is a decent entry into their list of films. Some good gags, most are just okay, and a few clunkers too. Good guest stars Lucille Ball, Butch Jenkins and Robert Z. Leonard are a plus.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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