Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)




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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello play wrestling promoters whose star attraction, Wee Willie Davis, skips town to return to his home in Arabia. While scouring the desert in search of Davis, Bud and Lou inadvertently purchase slave girl Patricia Medina, and with equal inadvertence join the Foreign Legion. In their own bumbling, inept fashion, our heroes manage to foil a desert uprising fomented by shiek Douglas Dumbrille and traitorous Legion commandant Walter Slezak. The film's highlights include an opening-scene parody of pre-rehearsed wrestling matches, a "mirage" routine capped by one of the hoariest vaudeville punchlines in history, and a runaway-jeep climax. All in all, however, Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion is one of the team's lesser efforts.


Critic Reviews for Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion

All Critics (2)

The beginning of the end for the comedy team, but it does have some hilarious moments.

Feb 17, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion

In this film Bud and Lou get there first taste in being outside the US, Its comical to see what wasn't political correct in these days. The are on a quest to find a wrestler who broke his contract and left New York for his home tribe in Algiers. Comedy is there but again not like some of there other films. 3 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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One of the better outings with plenty of funny gags.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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