1. SKI BUMS
Bud & Lou are the ski instructors at an exclusive
which is hilarious, considering neither one of them can ski!
The instructors at a rival resort cause them no end of embarrassment and difficulty, which finally ends in an all-out downhill race, the actions of which cannot be described in the human language!
Suffice it to say Lou & Bud win, but not without the help of a grumpy bear and two irate raccoons!
The movie ends with Bud & Lou standing at the finish line to greet their rivals with a "Hey, fellas, what kept you?"
2. IT'S DA RABBIT! IT'S DA RABBIT!
Returning to an older plot, Lou plays a bumbling scientist and
sponsor. Lou is trying to find a new kind of 3D projection device. One
of his instruments explodes, and when the smoke clears Lou finds he has
brought four cartoon characters to life...a well known rabbit, duck,
the hunter and his dog who is always chasing them.
An hilarious series of adventures ensue, as Bud & Lou, with the cartoon characters, search for more of the rare material necessary to return the characters to their own world, with a considerable bit of interference from the police, the FBI, and the CIA.
It is a perfect blend of cartoon madness and human antics.
1. THE MARKSMAN
In this zany frontier flick Lou plays a Davy Crockett-type
who, though he is somewhat of a coward is the best shot in all of
Bud is his guitar-playing off-key singing sidekick. They travel from
to village making their living by outshooting all comers.
Trouble begins when Lou mistakes the great War Chief Two Tommyhawks' headdress for a turkey, and shoots it off the Chief's head.
A zany Indian war ensues, with no less than three battles in which everyone is scared to death but no one manages to get seriously hurt.
Peace is finally made when Lou agrees to marry the Chief's ugly daughter. To his utter joy he finds the Indians prefer big, husky women, and the girl the Chief considers ugly is a ravishing beauty! As they walk down the aisle Lou looks back over his shoulder and whistles.
2. CHICAGO'S FINEST
Bud & Lou play two bumbling Chicago policemen of the
get into no end of trouble as they patrol their beat.
Lou falls in love with the female leader of a local gang and his zany efforts to reform her make the movie. He finally succeeds and the movie ends with an hilarious wedding attended by policemen and gangsters alike. Very good A & C.
1. THE MARKSMAN ON THE MISSISSIPPI
The hilarious crackshot heads for New Orleans down the
and along the way encounters the notorious Mike Fink, and in a
river journey the travelers fight river pirates, Indians, and a gang of
irate bar girls.
The movie's most hilarious scene is a fight in the middle of one village's muddy street. This is side splitting Abbott & Costello at its very best!
2. 8 BALLS
Lou & Bud play the owners of a run down pool hall, who
to be evicted if they can't make their bank payments. In desperation
contacts an old buddy he hasn't seen in years- the famous pool hustler
Chicago Fats, and talks him into having a hustler's championship in
Owing Lou a favor, Fats agrees, and some of the world's best pool players gather for the tournament, much to the dismay of the bank president who wants Bud & Lou's property to build a shopping center.
He does everything he can to sabotage the tournament, but in their usual hilarious style Bud & Lou save the day.
1. PING PONGS
Lou plays a world champion ping pong player and Bud plays his
They go off to the world championships where Lou falls in love with his
chief competition, a bright-eyed little Chinese girl. A back hand
ensues as the ping pong balls fly, to the dismay of both Bud and the
girl's coach. But love cannot be denied. In the semi-finals both Bud
his opponent lose, and while the crowd is confused they make a break
freedom with their coaches close behind.
A whacky chase through Hong Kong ensues to finally end at the American Embassy, where the frustrated Chinese stomp and rave. In the movie's last scene the two lovers kiss as the stars and stripes flutter over their heads, and The Star-Spangled Banner fills the air.
2. THE SON OF MARKSMAN
Lou plays the bumbling son of the famous frontier marksman,
hit the broadside of a barn.
His companion, played by Bud, Hawkeye Magee, is the real marksman in the duo, and often covers for his companion's inability. They have many hilarious adventures before finally winning a big farm in a bet and settling down.
1. THE ANDREA DORIANS
In this first take off of the popular science fiction series
star ship and its crew, the starship finds the disaster recorder of the
colony ship The Andrea Doria, that disappeared one-hundred years ago,
its five year mission. Following its instructions the starship finds
world now inhabited by the descendants of its survivors. The original
were children raised by the ship's mechanical nannies. All the ship's
and learning tapes were destroyed. The only thing the Andrea Dorians
left on which to base their society was one of the crewman's collection
of Abbott & Costello movies.
The starship's crew establish contact and meet the planet's leader called Abbott, and his chief Council called Costello. A series of hilarious adventures ensue, as the world is threatened first by two of the starship's worst enemies, who soon regret ever having anything to do with The Andrea Dorians!
The famous starship leaves, giving The Andrea Dorians educational tapes to help their historical records and to update their medical procedures, little realizing what they have done.
2. THE PIG'S DILEMMA
Bud & Lou buy a piece of land out in the country, and
it fall into a strange cave and come out in a cartoon-like universe
they encounter a famous pig and all his pals, who are being invaded by
ferocious winged lizards who are apprently responsible for opening the
gateways through which all manner of beings are falling!
Bud & Lou help the stuttering porker and his pals overcome their strange invaders, destroy their dimensional access machine, and return to their own world in the nick of time. They must make a mad dash to safety as the cave and their entire property sinks. At the end of the movie the boys are making a fortune showing tourists the world's biggest sinkhole.
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