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Title Abbott & Costello. The complete Universal Pictures collection. Discs 1-2 [videorecording] / Universal Pictures.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]


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 GDL Central Library DVD  New Shelf  ABB    DUE 10-12-21
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Description 2 videodiscs (340 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Language English dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Note Collective title from set container.
Performer One night in the tropics cast: Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Cummings, Mary Boland, Leo Carrillo, William Frawley, Peggy Moran.
Buck privates cast: Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis, Jane Frazee, Nat Pendleton, Andrews Sisters.
In the navy cast: Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, The Andrews Sisters, Claire Dodd, Dick Foran, Condos Brothers.
Hold that ghost cast: Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer, The Andrews Sisters, Ted Lewis and his orchestra.
Credits One night in the tropics: director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Jerome Kern ; lyrics, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields.
Buck privates: director of photography, Milton Krasner ; editor, Philip Cahn.
In the navy: director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; editor, Philip Cahn ; music and lyrics, Gene de Paul, Don Raye.
Hold that ghost: director of photography, Elwood Bredell ; editor, Philip Cahn.
Note One night in the tropics: Based on the novel "Love insurance" by Earl Derr Biggers. In the navy: Based on the original story "They're in the navy now" by Arthyur T. Horman.
Set includes a 44 p. booklet detailing the legacy of Bud and Lou plus an overview of their films at Universal, including rare photos, trivia and an exclusive introduction from their families.
Set includes all 28 films from Universal Pictures.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary One night in the tropics: Bud and Lou get mixed up in a "Love insurance" scheme. Buck privates: Bud and Lou accidentally enlists in the U.S. Army and stumble through basic training. In the navy: Bud and Lou are sailors who must help a famous crooner keep his identity. Hold that ghost: Bud and Lou accidentally inherit a "haunted" house where a gangster stashed his loot.
Contents One night in the tropics / a Universal picture ; screen play, Gertrude Purcell, Charles Grayson ; adapted by Kathryn Scola and Francis Martin ; associate producer, Leonard Spigelgass ; directed by A. Edward Sutherland (1940 ; 83 min.) -- Buck privates / a Universal picture ; original screenplay, Arthur T. Horman ; special material by John Grant ; directed by Arthur Lubin (1941 ; 85 min.). In the navy / a Universal picture ; screenplay, Arthur T. Horman, John Grant ; directed by Arthur Lubin (1941 ; 86 min.) -- Hold that ghost / a Universal picture ; screenplay, Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo, John Grant ; original story by Robert Lees, Fred Rinaldo ; directed by Arthur Lubin (1941 ; 86 min.).
Note Bonus materials: production notes and theatrical trailers. Commentary with film historians Bob Furmanek and Ron Palumbo on Buck privates. Commentary with film historian Jeff Miller on Hold that ghost.
Subject Insurance policies -- Drama.
Swindlers and swindling -- Drama.
United States. Army -- Military life -- Drama.
Basic training (Military education) -- Drama.
Sailors -- Drama.
Singers -- Drama.
Haunted houses -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Abbott, Bud, 1897-1974.
Costello, Lou.
Lubin, Arthur, 1901-1995.
Sutherland, A. Edward (Albert Edward), 1897-1973.
Spigelgass, Leonard.
Jones, Allan, 1907-1992.
Kelly, Nancy, 1921-1995.
Cummings, Robert, 1908-1990.
Boland, Mary, 1880-1965.
Carrillo, Leo.
Frawley, William, 1887-1966.
Moran, Peggy, 1918-2002.
Bowman, Lee, 1914-1979.
Curtis, Alan, 1909-1953.
Frazee, Jane, 1918-1985.
Pendleton, Nat, 1895-1967.
Purcell, Gertrude.
Grayson, Charles, 1903-1973.
Scola, Kathryn.
Martin, Francis, 1900-1979.
Horman, Arthur T., 1905-1964.
Grant, John, 1891-1955.
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963.
Dodd, Claire, 1908-1973.
Foran, Dick, 1910-1979.
Carlson, Richard, 1912-1977.
Davis, Joan, 1912-1961.
Auer, Mischa, 1905-1967.
Lees, Robert, 1912-2004.
Rinaldo, Frederic I.
Biggers, Earl Derr, 1884-1933. Love insurance.
Horman, Arthur T., 1905-1964. They're in the navy now.
Abbott and Costello (Comedy team).
Andrews Sisters.
Condos Brothers (Musical group).
Ted Lewis' Orchestra.
Universal Pictures Company.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm).
Added Title Abbot and Costello. The complete Universal Pictures collection. Discs 1-2
One night in the tropics.
1 night in the tropics.
Buck privates.
In the navy.
Hold that ghost.
Standard No. 025195020725 (boxed set)
025192235450 (boxed set)
Music No. 2007807 Universal Studios Home Entertainment (boxed set)
2032939 Universal Studios Home Entertainment (boxed set)
2007811 Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Discs 1-2)

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