Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion

Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion

Director: Charles Lamont Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina

DVD (Black & White / Mono)

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Package Description: "The Foreign Legion has had its share of soldiers who don't belong there, but it may never have had any who've upset its ranks as much as Abbott and Costello! The chaos begins in Brooklyn. Jonesy (Bud Abbott) and Max (Lou Costello) are wrestling promoters whose star fighter runs out on them. Following him to Algiers, they get more than they bargained for when they're tricked into joining the Foreign Legion. A hot time follows as the comedians--still looking for their fighter--foul up basic training, dodge desert cutthroats and chase pretty slave girls. (At an auction, Max wonders if he can buy them at $1.25 down and $1.00 a month.) No opportunity for excitement is missed. There's a beautiful French spy (Patricia Medina), a traitorous legionnair (Walter Slezak), and plenty of local color, from Arabian horsemen to dancing girls. As for Abbott and Costello, both stock and new comedy situations make the most of their talents. Whether it's a mirage, or an oasis watched over by an alligator with false teeth, it's a setup for humor--which they deliver in their customary style. "

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/1998
UPC: 0014381429824
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:19:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bud Abbott Jonesy
Lou Costello Lou Hotchkiss
Patricia Medina Nicole
Walter Slezak Axmann
Douglas Dumbrille Hamud El Khalid
Leon Belasco Hassam
Marc Lawrence Frankie
Wee Willie Davis Abdullah
Tor Johnson Abou Ben
Jack Raymond Ali Ami
Fred Nurney Commandant
Paul Fierro Ibn
Henry Corden Ibrim
David Gorcey Newsboy
Chuck Hamilton Thugs
Charmienne Harker Arab Girl
Ted Hecht Proprietor
Ernesto Morelli Actor
Buddy Roosevelt Orderly
Jack Shutta Actor
Sammy Menacker Bertram
Bobby Barker Man
Dan Seymour Josef
Guy Beach Saleem
Alberto Morin Lieutenant

Technical Credits
Charles Lamont Director
Robert Arthur Producer
Edward A. Curtiss Editor
Joseph E. Gershenson Score Composer
John Grant Screenwriter
Martin Ragaway Screenwriter
George Robinson Cinematographer
Leonard B. Stern Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title; Big Time Wrestling [7:33]
2. Looking for Abdullah [5:18]
3. Hot Pursuit [6:28]
4. A Real Handful [6:00]
5. Long Live the Legion [7:41]
6. Open Fire [2:08]
7. Cat and Mouse [5:49]
8. Searching for Clues [5:46]
9. Ambush [3:24]
10. Chasing a Mirage [6:01]
11. Gone Fishing [4:55]
12. A Tent Full of Trouble [3:08]
13. The Big Brawl [5:42]
14. Dune Dodgers [7:29]
15. All's Well That Ends Well [1:41]
16. End Credits [:17]

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