Tag Archives: Lou Costello

Africa Screams

Africa Screams is a 1949 Abbott & Costello film, and almost everything about the plot can be determined simply from that sentence fragment. Under direction from Charles Barton, Bud Abbott plays his usual slick salesman persona, while Lou Costello is … Continue reading

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Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

There have been a lot of adaptations of Jack and the Beanstalk over the years, though few have been feature-length films; admittedly, at 1 hour, 17 minutes, the 1952 version is only just feature-length, but it counts nevertheless. The tale … Continue reading

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The Noose Hangs High

Like a lot of people today, I’m familiar with Abbott & Costello more by reference than by direct experience. We’ve grown up with caricatures of the two comedians in cartoons (particularly Looney Tunes and other cartoons that were contemporary to … Continue reading

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