Lost in Alaska (1952)
Lost in Alaska (1952)
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One reviewer of Abbott & Costello's Lost in Alaska summed up the proceeding in three pithy words: "Lost is right." While not A&C's worst film, it's several miles removed from their best. Cast as firemen in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Bud and Lou rescue would-be suicide Tom Ewell. It turns out that Ewell is mooning over his former girl friend, saloon chanteuse Mitzi Green. It also transpires that Ewell has just come from Alaska, where he's been searching for $2 million in gold. Abbott and Costello accompany their new friend back to Alaska, where they're forced to dodge the bullets of Ewell's old enemies; foremost among these is plug-ugly Bruce Cabot. They find the gold, only to lose it all over again. The film's best scene occurs at the beginning, when Abbott, Costello and Ewell take turns saving one another from drowning. Otherwise, Lost in Alaska looks like a 2-reel comedy, clumsily stretched into an 8-reel feature. … More
as Tom Watson
as George Bell
as Nugget Joe McDermott
as Jake Stillman
as Ship's Cook
as Mrs. McGillicuddy
as Woman in Window
as Eskimo Woman
as Bearded Prospector
as Capt. Chisholm
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Another Abbott and Costello movie that I never got a chance to see on TV. Don't believe this one got much air play, which is a shame as its up there with their best. Working in San Francisco as firemen they save a love sick miner from Alaska from jumping in the river to end it all. Somehow they end up in Alaska to join with the lady of the miners dreams to recover and move his gold before others get it. Many funny routines throughout this film Good clean comedy from an era when clean comedy was COMEDY. 4 Stars
Although Bud and Lou are always a pleasure to watch, this consists of mostly rehashed humor, although the sequence where Bud tricks Lou into keeping watch all night can cause some smiles.
Decent, but not great. Still, it's Bud and Lou, so it's gonna be funny.
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