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Abbott And Costello

Abbott & Costello , Various  |  NR |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Abbott & Costello
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: St. Clair Vision
  • DVD Release Date: May 15, 2007
  • Run Time: 832 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NY1EEY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,656 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Abbott and Costello Contents January 24, 2008
By Luke
This set includes 2 movies and 11 episodes of the Colgate Comedy Hour. There are bonus features on each disc.

I do not own this set yet so the three star rating from me is a neutral score one way or the other as far as picture quality, sound, etc.

Here are the contents.

Disc 1-
1.Africa Screams-1949-Play time: 1 hr 19 min/B&W
2.Jack and the Beanstalk-1952-Play time: 1 hr 22 min/Color

Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello.
1.Guest Star: Charles Laughton (59 min) B&W
2.Guest Star: Errol Flynn (59 min) B&W

Bonus Feature: Abbott and Costello on the radio. (14 min)

Disc 2-
Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello.
1.Guest Stars: George Raft and Louis Armstrong.
2.Guest Stars: Jane Russell and Rhonda Flemming.
3.Guest Stars: Hoagy Carmichael and Teresa Brewer.
4.Guest Stars: Les Paul and Mary Ford.
5.Guest Star: Lizabeth Scott.

Total Play Time: Approx. 4 hrs 45 min/B&W

Bonus Feature: Abbott and Costello Poster Gallery. (4 min)

Disc 3-
Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello.
1.Christmas show with guest Stars: Margaret Whiting and The Nicholas Brothers.
2.Guest Star: Monique Van Voren.
3.Guest Stars: Jarmila Novotna and Lon Chaney.
4.Guest Stars: Victor Borge, Gisele MacKenzie and Allan Jones.

Total Play Time: Approx. 3 hrs 48 min/B&W

Bonus Feature: Abbott and Costello trailers. (37 min)

I hope this information has been helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE "Jack" to own! September 11, 2011
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The COLGATE COMEDY HOUR stuff on ths set is nice enough. Of course quality of these is limited as source material is antique kinescopes. Images tend to appear a bit fuzzy but watchable, especially if you remember the days of TV antennas and out-of-town signals.

This box is absolutely worth owning simply for its fine dub of the charming modern fairytale, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK It looks wonderful! Vibrant colors, sharp image, clean sound. I have never seen a better copy anywhere.

In the sepiatone opening, babysitter Lou falls asleep and dreams in Cinecolor that he's Jack of the fable. Bud plays avaricious Mr. Dinklepuss in a dream that includes a few musical sequences, the giant, a prince and princess, a goose that lays golden eggs and a harp who speaks with a brogue. Lou's song, "I Fear Nothing When I Am In The Right" is a favorite moment.

The equally good-condition AFRICA SCREAMS has a cast of comedy favorites going on African safari with famous explorer Beatty and big game hunter Buck. Many here were Season One regulars on THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW. This independently made comedy long ago fell into the public domain. It's vintage A&C.

Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 (IMDb viewer poll ratings.

(5.7) Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) - Bud Abbott/Lou Costello/Buddy Baer/Shaye Cogan/James Alexander/Dorothy Ford/William Farnum (uncredited: Joe Kirk, Mel Blanc--voice)

(6.1) Africa Screams (1949) - Bud Abbott/Lou Costello/Clyde Beatty/Frank Buck/Hilary Brooke/Shemp Howard/Joe Besser/Max Baer/Buddy Baer
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These are fun live shows, but a 14 episode set is now available:

Legends of Laughter: Abbott & Costello

Legends of Laughter: Abbott & Costello (Colgate Comedy Hour & Radio Shows)
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