The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Volume 1
    (2012, original release: 194u)

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PUBLISHED
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012
DESCRIPTION
4 videodiscs (675 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN
9786315471933 61123984, 6315471935 : 2023033, 025192159619 2023550, 2023551, 2023552, 2023553
LANGUAGE
English
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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."

One night in the tropics: from the novel "Love Insurance" by Earl Derr Biggers

Buck privates: Abbott and Costello hide in an enlistment center to elude the police, and find themselves in the army

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

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

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

Hold that ghost: Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse

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

Keep 'em flying: Bud and Lou enlist in the Army Air Corps and get caught up in a love triangle

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

Ride 'em cowboy: The duo head to the Lazy S ranch to hide after Lou accidentally proposes to an Indian girl

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

Pardon my sarong: Bud and Lou travel to the south seas where Lou is mistaken for a legendary god

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

Who done it?: Slapstick comedy thriller in which two radio writers become involved in a real murder while they are recording a whodunit play

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

MPAA rating: Not rated

DVD; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; dual layer; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.; NTSC region 1

Audio: English; subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

CONTENTS

disc 1.

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.

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 -- 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

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