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Abbott & Costello: In the Navy
Abbott Costello In the Navy
Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd, The Andrews Sisters
Director: Arthur Lubin
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Military & War
NR     1998     1hr 26min

In this rollicking nautical musical comedy, Abbott and Costello are two sailors bound for duty on the high seas. They befriend singing star Dick Powell, who has ditched the limelight for a quiet enlisted life, and must hel...  more »


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Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd, The Andrews Sisters
Director: Arthur Lubin
Creators: Joseph A. Valentine, Philip Cahn, Alex Gottlieb, Arthur T. Horman, John Grant
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Comedy, Musicals, Military & War
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/26/1998
Original Release Date: 05/30/1941
Theatrical Release Date: 05/30/1941
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"The boys are sailors in the US Navy. Dick Powell plays a popular singing sensation who, in order to escape his fans, enlists in the Navy under his real name. A & C have many HILARIOUS highlights one which shows Lou proving to Bud that 7 x 13=28. And one which shows Lou having a nightmare (after having accindentaly taking a sleeping potion) in which he is the ship's captain and NEARLY DESTROYS it in a series of HILARIOUS manouers. The film also teams the boys with SHEMP HOWARD (of THE THREE STOOGES) who upstages them in every scene. Howard also appeared with the team in "BUCK PRIVATES" and "IT AIN'T HAY" with the same results."
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent film, definetly one of Abbott and Costello's best, especially if you like the andrews sisters.
A well worth buy."
BILLY ANTIMISIARIS | Karpathos, Greece | 08/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Russ Raymond (Dick Powell) is a hearthrob singer frustrated with his life in the spot light. To obtain a life of normalcy, he disappears and joins the Navy under his real name of Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts (Claire Dodd) is a newspaper reporter trying to boost her career by finding the missing Russ Raymond. While in the Navy, Tommy becomes friends with Smokey Adams and Pomeroy Watson (Abbott & Costello). Smokey and Pomeroy help Tommy keep his hidden identity, while Pomeroy follows his infatuation with Patty Andrews (herself) of the Andrews Sisters. But because Smokey makes Pomeroy lie about himself in the letters, and when Patty comes to the Navy base, she's furious at Pomeroy. When Pomeroy, Smokey, Tommy, and the Andrews Sisters set sail for Hawaii, Pomeroy discovers there's a tomato (Dorothy) in the potato locker, and she's been snapping shots of Tommy the whole trip.

Whether Pomeroy's proving that 7 x 13 = 28 - three different ways, having Smokey help him play ship captain for Patty, or falling out of his hammock, this an Abbott and Costello classic.


Lemon Bit
Money Counting Bit
Sons of Neptune
Hull of a ship
7 x 13 = 28
Lou drilling sailors in boat.

Trivia: When the picture was sent to the U.S. Navy for approval, the Navy refused to have its name associated with it because of the sequence at the end when Costello takes over a ship and does some decidedly un-military manoeuvers with it. The producers came up with the idea of having Costello accidentally taking a sleeping potion and dreaming the entire sequence. When this scene was shot and edited in, the Navy lent its backing to the picture.

Armed Forces
Shyblader | PA | 10/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Abbott & Costello in their prime. This is a very good picture for them. Very funny, any Abbott & Costello or old time comedy fan would enjoy this one. The scene when Costello adds up the donuts on the chalkboard is one of the most classic and hysterical scenes you will ever see. The ending could've been better but other then that the movie was outstanding."