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The Resource The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Volume 1, Universal Studios ; a Universal picture ; Universal presents

The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Volume 1, Universal Studios ; a Universal picture ; Universal presents

Label
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Volume 1
Title
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Universal Studios ; a Universal picture ; Universal presents
Title variation
Best of Abbott and Costello
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • One night in the tropics: Abbott and Costello play "two stooges employed by Roscoe, a crooked nightclub owner. Having financed a dubious 'love insurance' policy, Roscoe wants the boys to ensure that Steve marries his hard-to-get girlfriend as they travel to fun in the sun aboard a luxury ocean liner bound for San Marcos, South America."
  • Buck privates: Abbott and Costello hide in an enlistment center to elude the police, and find themselves in the army
  • In the Navy: Two sailors bound for duty on the high seas befriend a singing star who has ditched the limelight for a quiet enlisted life, and try to help him evade an ambitious reporter intent on using his new identity for her big story
  • Hold that ghost: Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse
  • Keep 'em flying: Bud and Lou enlist in the Army Air Corps and get caught up in a love triangle
  • Ride 'em cowboy: The duo head to the Lazy S ranch to hide after Lou accidentally proposes to an Indian girl
  • Pardon my sarong: Bud and Lou travel to the south seas where Lou is mistaken for a legendary god
  • Who done it?: Slapstick comedy thriller in which two radio writers become involved in a real murder while they are recording a whodunit play
Cataloging source
EYP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Disc 1: One night in the tropics: music by Jerome Kern ; lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II ; director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; dances by Larry Ceballos. Buck privates: directors of photography, Milton Krasner, Jerry Ash ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; dance director, Nick Castle ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; composers, Don Raye, Hughie Prince, Sonny Burke, Vic Schoen, Albert Von Tilzer and Neville Fleeson
  • Disc 2: In the Navy: director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; musical numbers staged by Nick Castle ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; words and music by Don Raye, Gene DePaul. Hold that ghost: director of photography, Elwood Bredell ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; musical director, H.J. Salter ; musical numbers staged by Nick Castle ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman
  • Disc 3: Keep 'em flying: director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; words and music by Don Raye & Gene de Paul ; words by Ned Washington ; music by George Bassman ; musical score, Frank Skinner ; musical numbers staged by Edward Prinz. Ride 'em cowboy: director of photography, John W. Boyle ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Philip Cahn ; gowns, Vera West ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; musical director, Charles Previn ; words and music by Don Raye, Gene dePaul, Ella Fitzgerald & Al Feldman ; musical score, Frank Skinner ; musical numbers staged by Nick Castle
  • Disc 4: Pardon my sarong: director of photography, Milton Krasner ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Arthur Hilton ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; gowns, Vera West ; words and music by Don Raye, Gene de Paul ; musical director, Charles Previn ; dances originated and staged by Katherine Dunham. Who done it?: director of photography, Charles Van Enger ; art director, Jack Otterson ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; costumes, Vera West ; musical director, Charles Previn ; music by Frank Skinner ; film editor, Arthur Hilton
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: Not rated
  • MWT rating: NR
Language note
Audio: English; subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B47 2012
PerformerNote
  • Disc 1: One night in the tropics: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Cummings, Mary Boland, Leo Carrillo, Peggy Moran, William Frawley. Buck privates: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee, Alan Curtis, Nat Pendleton, Andrews Sisters
  • Disc 2: In the Navy: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Andrews Sisters, Claire Dodd, Dick Foran, Butch and Buddy, Shemp Howard, Condos Brothers. Hold that ghost: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer, Evelyn Ankers, Marc Lawrence, Ted Lewis and his orchestra, Andrews Sisters
  • Disc 3: Keep 'em flying: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce, William Gargan, Dick Foran. Ride 'em cowboy: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne, Johnny Mack Brown, The Merry Macs, Douglass Dumbrille, Morris Ankrum, Samuel S. Hinds, Ella Fitzgerald
  • Disc 4: Pardon my sarong: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige, Leif Erikson, Nan Wynn, William Demarest, Lionel Atwill, Samuel S. Hinds, The Four Ink Spots. Who done it?: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan, Louise Allbritton, Thomas Gomez, William Bendix, Don Porter, Jerome Cowan, Mary Wickes, Ludwig Stossel
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Purcell, Gertrude
  • Grayson, Charles
  • Scola, Kathryn
  • Martin, Francis
  • Spigelgass, Leonard
  • Sutherland, A. Edward
  • Horman, Arthur T.
  • Grant, John
  • Gottlieb, Alex
  • Lubin, Arthur
  • Lees, Robert
  • Rinaldo, Frederic I
  • Kelly, Burt
  • Tryon, Glenn
  • Boardman, True
  • Perrin, Nat
  • Hartmann, Edmund L.
  • Shumate, Harold
  • Kenton, Erle C.
  • Roberts, Stanley
  • Joseph, Edmund
  • Abbott, Bud
  • Costello, Lou
  • Jones, Allan
  • Kelly, Nancy
  • Cummings, Robert
  • Boland, Mary
  • Carrillo, Leo
  • Moran, Peggy
  • Frawley, William
  • Bowman, Lee
  • Frazee, Jane
  • Curtis, Alan
  • Pendleton, Nat
  • Powell, Dick
  • Dodd, Claire
  • Foran, Dick
  • Lenhart, Billy
  • Brown, Kenneth
  • Howard, Shemp
  • Carlson, Richard
  • Davis, Joan
  • Auer, Mischa
  • Ankers, Evelyn
  • Lawrence, Marc
  • Lewis, Ted
  • Raye, Martha
  • Bruce, Carol
  • Gargan, William
  • Gwynne, Anne
  • Brown, Johnny Mack
  • Dumbrille, Douglass
  • Ankrum, Morris
  • Hinds, Samuel S.
  • Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Bruce, Virginia
  • Paige, Robert
  • Erickson, Leif
  • Wynn, Nan
  • Demarest, William
  • Atwill, Lionel
  • Knowles, Patric
  • Allbritton, Louise
  • Gomez, Thomas
  • Bendix, William
  • Porter, Don
  • Cowan, Jerome
  • Wickes, Mary
  • Stossel, Ludwig
  • Kern, Jerome
  • Fields, Dorothy
  • Hammerstein, Oscar
  • Valentine, J. A.
  • Otterson, Jack
  • Carruth, Milton
  • West, Vera
  • Gausman, R. A.
  • Previn, Charles
  • Ceballos, Larry
  • Krasner, Milton
  • Ash, Jerome
  • Cahn, Philip
  • Castle, Nick
  • Raye, Don
  • Prince, Hughie
  • Burke, Sonny
  • Schoen, Vic
  • Von Tilzer, Albert
  • Fleeson, Neville
  • De Paul, Gene
  • Bredell, Elwood
  • Salter, Hans J
  • Washington, Ned
  • Bassman, George
  • Skinner, Frank
  • Prinz, Eddie
  • Boyle, John W.
  • Alexander, Van
  • Hilton, Arthur
  • Dunham, Katherine
  • Van Enger, Charles J.
  • Furmanek, Bob
  • Palumbo, Ron
  • Miller, Jeff
  • Coniff, Frank
  • Andrews Sisters
  • Condos Brothers
  • Merry Macs (Musical group)
  • Ink Spots (Musical group)
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Mayfair Productions
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
675
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Ocean travel
  • Soldiers
  • Sailors
  • Singers
  • Apparitions
  • Ghost plays
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Stunt flying
  • Ranches
  • Mistaken identity
  • Murder
  • Radio plays
  • Feature films
  • Comedy films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Volume 1, Universal Studios ; a Universal picture ; Universal presents
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • One night in the tropics: from the novel "Love Insurance" by Earl Derr Biggers
  • Bonus materials: Disc 1: One night in the tropics: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Buck privates: Commentary with film historians Bob Furmanek and Ron Palumbo; Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 2: In the Navy: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Hold that ghost: Commentary with film historian Jeff Miller; Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 3: Keep 'em Flying: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Ride 'em cowboy: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 4: Pardon my sarong: Production notes. Who done it?: Commentary with film historian Frank Coniff; Production notes; Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the Navy
  • (86 min. : 1941)
  • screenplay, Arthur T. Horman, John Grant ; original story, Arthur T. Horman ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • Hold that ghost
  • (86 min. : 1941)
  • screenplay by Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo, John Grant ; original story, Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo ; associate producers, Burt Kelly, Glenn Tryon ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 3.
  • Keep 'em flying
  • (87 min. : 1941)
  • screenplay by True Boardman, Nat Perrin, John Grant ; original story, Edmund L. Hartmann ; associate producer, Glenn Tryon ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 1.
  • Ride 'em cowboy
  • (86 min. : 1942)
  • screenplay by True Boardman, John Grant ; adapted by Harold Shumate ; from an original story by Edmund L. Hartmann ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 4.
  • Pardon my sarong
  • (84 min. : 1942)
  • a Mayfair production ; original screenplay, True Boardman, Nat Perrin, John Grant ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Erle C. Kenton
  • Who done it?
  • (78 min. : 1942)
  • screenplay, Stanley Roberts, Edmund Joseph, John Grant ; original story, Stanley Roberts ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Erle C. Kenton
  • One night in the tropics
  • (83 min. : 1940)
  • screenplay, Gertrude Purcell, Charles Grayson ; adapted by Kathryn Scola and Francis Martin ; associate producer, Leonard Spigelgass ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland
  • Buck privates
  • (85 min. : 1941)
  • original screenplay, Arthur T. Horman ; special material for Abbott and Costello, John Grant ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 2.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (675 min.)
Isbn
0251921596190
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192159619
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • 61123984
  • 2023033
  • 2023550
  • 2023551
  • 2023552
  • 2023553
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843196046
  • (OCoLC)ocn843196046
  • 488197
System details
DVD; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; dual layer; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; NTSC region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Volume 1, Universal Studios ; a Universal picture ; Universal presents
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • One night in the tropics: from the novel "Love Insurance" by Earl Derr Biggers
  • Bonus materials: Disc 1: One night in the tropics: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Buck privates: Commentary with film historians Bob Furmanek and Ron Palumbo; Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 2: In the Navy: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Hold that ghost: Commentary with film historian Jeff Miller; Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 3: Keep 'em Flying: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Ride 'em cowboy: Production notes; Theatrical trailer. Disc 4: Pardon my sarong: Production notes. Who done it?: Commentary with film historian Frank Coniff; Production notes; Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the Navy
  • (86 min. : 1941)
  • screenplay, Arthur T. Horman, John Grant ; original story, Arthur T. Horman ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • Hold that ghost
  • (86 min. : 1941)
  • screenplay by Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo, John Grant ; original story, Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo ; associate producers, Burt Kelly, Glenn Tryon ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 3.
  • Keep 'em flying
  • (87 min. : 1941)
  • screenplay by True Boardman, Nat Perrin, John Grant ; original story, Edmund L. Hartmann ; associate producer, Glenn Tryon ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 1.
  • Ride 'em cowboy
  • (86 min. : 1942)
  • screenplay by True Boardman, John Grant ; adapted by Harold Shumate ; from an original story by Edmund L. Hartmann ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 4.
  • Pardon my sarong
  • (84 min. : 1942)
  • a Mayfair production ; original screenplay, True Boardman, Nat Perrin, John Grant ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Erle C. Kenton
  • Who done it?
  • (78 min. : 1942)
  • screenplay, Stanley Roberts, Edmund Joseph, John Grant ; original story, Stanley Roberts ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Erle C. Kenton
  • One night in the tropics
  • (83 min. : 1940)
  • screenplay, Gertrude Purcell, Charles Grayson ; adapted by Kathryn Scola and Francis Martin ; associate producer, Leonard Spigelgass ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland
  • Buck privates
  • (85 min. : 1941)
  • original screenplay, Arthur T. Horman ; special material for Abbott and Costello, John Grant ; associate producer, Alex Gottlieb ; directed by Arthur Lubin
  • disc 2.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (675 min.)
Isbn
0251921596190
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192159619
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • 61123984
  • 2023033
  • 2023550
  • 2023551
  • 2023552
  • 2023553
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843196046
  • (OCoLC)ocn843196046
  • 488197
System details
DVD; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; dual layer; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; NTSC region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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