The Naughty Nineties (1945)





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Movie Info

Set during the Gay '90s, this comedy sets Abbott and Costello aboard a Mississippi showboat as a pair of bungling gamblers who decide to help the captain keep his financially struggling operation out of the greedy hands of crooks. Highlights include a funny rendition of the duo's classic "Who's on First?" routine.

Rating: Unrated (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edmund L. Hartmann, John Grant, Edmund Joseph, Hal Fimberg
In Theaters:
Universal Pictures


as Dexter Broadhurst

as Sebastian Dinwiddle

as Mr. Crawford

as Bonita Farrow

as Capt. Sam Jackson

as Caroline Jackson

as Bailey

as Drunk

as Croupier

as Croupier

as Croupier

as Croupier

as Croupier

as Citizen

as Gambler

as Baxter the Bartender

as Waiter

as Woman in Gilded Case

as Coach Driver

as Croupier

as Man in Water Gag

as Girl in Garter Gag

as Waiter

as Gambling Room Guard

as Billy Boy

as Tessie

as Wounded Gambler

as Sheriff Wright

as Mrs. Hawkins
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Critic Reviews for The Naughty Nineties

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Pretty dismal, but containing the 'Who's on first?' routine.

August 29, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

September 21, 2005

July 4, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Naughty Nineties

The movie where you can see the ?Who's on First? routine. Bud and Lou are two employees on a riverboat. The captain is duped out of partial ownership by some nefarious gamblers, and they take over the boat's operation. The comedy duo help to undermine the bad guys and get total control back to the captain. Several hilarious routines besides the most famous one.


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