Starring: Abbott and Costello, Margaret Whiting, Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Connie Haines, Victor Borge, Allan Jones, Beryl Davis
"The Best Of The Abbott And Costello Show, Volume 1" - See America's favorite comedy team in its prime, as the boys re-enact some of their finest routines and welcome guest stars galore, while hosting the classic Colgate Comedy Hour. "Margaret Whiting And The Nicholas Brothers" - In this holiday episode, Bud tries to hustle some money to buy presents, but every scheme backfires; Whiting sing two songs and Lou performs his rendition of "White Christmas." "Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Connie Haines, And Beryl Davis" - The boys rehearse a magic trick in the fictional Latin country of Bolamania, where Lou impersonates El Presidente while their four lovely guest perform a medley of numbers. "Victor Borge And Allan Jones" - In a show celebrating President Eisenhower's inauguration Borge plays a humorous piano recital while Jones sings "Only Make Believe" from "Show Boat," "So In Love" and others. "Charles Laughton And Isabel Bigley" - The boys invite Oscar winner Laughton ("The Private Life Of Henry VII"), their costar from "Abbott And Costello Meet Captain Kidd," to the premier of "Jack And The Beanstalk." "The Best Of The Abbot And Costello Show, Volume 2" - See America's favorite comedy team in its prime, as the boys re-enact some of their finest routines and welcome guest stars galore, while hosting the classic Colgate Comedy Hour. "Hoagy Carmichael And Peggy Lee" - Lee sings the title song from Johnny Guitar; Oscar winner Carmichael ("Here Comes The Groom") also performs, while the boys prove that there's a sucker born every minute. "Errol Flynn And Rhonda Fleming" - When foreman Bruce Cabot ("King Kong") hires the boys as cowhands on Fleming's ranch, they meet lonesome cowboy Flynn, and join him for the classic "Slow I Turned" sketch. "Jarmila Novotna And Lon Chaney" - Kicking off with the immortal "Who's On First?," this episode features musical numbers by Novotna ("The Last Waltz"), as well as Chaney gagging it up as Frankenstein's Monster. "George Raft And Louis Armstrong" - After pelting the audience with popcorn and heckling the cameraman, the boys get bossed around as new recruits by "Sergeant Raft," while Satchmo sings and plays "Basin Street." "Les Paul And Mary Ford" - Recording stars Paul and Ford perform a series of duets on guitar, including "Hold That Tiger," while Lou mistakenly thinks that his wife, and not Bud's, is about to give birth.
Presented in Black & White.
Abbott and Costello,
|Studio Name:||Gaiam America|
|DVD Release Date:||12/28/2004|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||496 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8|