The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Volume 1
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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.
4 videodiscs (675 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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.
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Special features, languages and subtitles may vary.
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One night in the tropics: Leonard Spigelgass, producer ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland.
Buck privates: Alex Gottlieb, associate producer ; directed by Arthur Lubin.
In the navy: directed by Arthur Lubin.
Hold that ghost: Burt Kelly, Glenn Tryon, associate producers ; directed by Arthur Lubin.
Keep 'em flying: directed by Arthur Lubin.
Ride 'em cowboy: Alex Gottlieb, associate producer ; directed by Arthur Lubin.
Pardon my sarong: Alex Gottlieb, producer ; directed by Erle C. Kenton.
Who done it?: Alex Gottlieb, associate producer ; directed by Erle C. Kenton.
One night in the tropics: Bud Abbott, Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Lou Costello, Robert Cummings, William Frawley, Mary Boland, Leo Carrillo, Peggy Moran.
Buck privates: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis, Jane Frazee, Nat Pendleton, Andrews Sisters.
In the navy: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd, Dick Foran, Andrews Sisters.
Hold that ghost: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer, Andrews Sisters.
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, Ella Fitzgerald.
Pardon my sarong: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige, Leif Erikson.
Who done it?: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan, Louise Allbritton, Jerome Cowan, William Bendix, Don Porter.
DVD; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; dual layer; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; NTSC region 1.
Audio: English; subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish.
One night in the tropics (83 min. : 1940) -- Buck privates (85 min. : 1941) -- In the Navy (86 min. : 1941) -- Hold that ghost (86 min. : 1941) -- Keep 'em flying (87 min. : 1941) -- Ride 'em cowboy (86 min. : 1942) -- Pardon my sarong (84 min. : 1942) -- Who done it? (78 min. : 1942).
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