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Little Giant
Little Giant
Little Giant
is a 1946 comedy/drama film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film was released in the UK with the title On The Carpet.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Rerelease 5 Routines 6 DVD release 7 References 8 External linksPlot[edit] A naive country boy named Benny Miller (Lou Costello), from Cucamonga, California, has been taking correspondence phonograph lessons in salesmanship. Upon completion of the course, he leaves his mother (Mary Gordon) and his girlfriend Martha (Elena Verdugo) to pursue a career in Los Angeles. He arranges a meeting with his Uncle Clarence (George Cleveland), a bookkeeper with the Hercules Vacuum Cleaner Company. When he arrives to ask for a job, the sales manager, John Morrison (Bud Abbott), mistakes him for one of the auditioning fashion models and has him remove his clothing
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Turner Classic Movies
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(Canada) Channel 292 VMedia (Canada) 327 (HD)Streaming mediaWatch TCMSling TV Internet Protocol televisionPlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
(TCM) is an American movie-oriented basic cable and satellite television network owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of featured classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986)
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Paul Jarrico
Paul Jarrico (January 12, 1915 – October 28, 1997) was an American screenwriter and film producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early years 1.2 Film career 1.3 Blacklisted 1.4 Personal life and death2 Filmography 3 Additional reading 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Early years[edit] Paul Jarrico was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1915, as Israel Shapiro. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, a lawyer, poet and socialist. While attending UCLA, Jarrico joined the Young Communist League, where he became an active member of the American Communist Party. His alliance and association with the party lasted from 1937 to 1952. Jarrico married Sylvia Gussin in 1936. Sylvia's younger sister, Zelma, married screenwriter Michael Wilson in 1941.[1] Film career[edit] During the 1930s, Jarrico began his writing career
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Richard J. Collins
Richard J. Collins (July 20, 1914 – February 14, 2013) was an American producer, director and screenwriter prominent in Hollywood during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He worked on several notable television programs including Bonanza, General Electric Theater, Matlock and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre. He was married to actress Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comingore
from 1939 until 1945. One of the characters in the Film "Guilty By Suspicion" was based on his character although he and Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comingore
were long divorced before the HUAC hearings.Contents1 Early life 2 Early career 3 HUAC and the blacklist controversy 4 Later career 5 Death 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Richard Collins was born in New York City. He attended various schools in New York, Los Angeles and Paris, including the Browning School, Lycee Janson de Sailly, and Beverly Hills High School
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
(also referred to as Universal Studios or simply Universal) is an American film studio owned by Comcast
Comcast
through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.[2] The company was founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, and Jules Brulatour, and is the oldest surviving film studio in the United States, the world's fourth oldest after Gaumont, Pathé
Pathé
and Nordisk Film, and the oldest in terms of the overall film market[citation needed]
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Eddy Waller
Edward C. "Eddy" Waller (June 14, 1889 – August 20, 1977) was an American film and television actor.Contents1 Early years 2 Career2.1 Stage 2.2 Film 2.3 Television3 Death 4 Selected appearances4.1 Filmography 4.2 Serials 4.3 Television series5 References 6 External linksEarly years[edit] Waller was originally from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. His involvement with dramatics began when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin.[1] Career[edit] Stage[edit] Waller worked in vaudeville and theater before he entered Hollywood. His professional stage debut came in Chicago, Illinois. An item published in The Indianapolis News May 3, 1923, reported, "He has had several years' experience as leading man and also as director, and produces the Grand Players' plays as well as taking the leading roles."[1] Film[edit] Waller appeared in more than 250 sound films between 1929 and 1963 (Thomas M
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Sid Fields
Sidney Fields (February 5, 1898 — September 28, 1975), born Sidney H. Feldman, was a comedy actor and writer best known for his featured role on The Abbott and Costello Show in the 1940s (radio) and early 1950s (television). He was sometimes credited as "Sid Fields" or "Sidney Field".[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Legacy 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Fields was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 5, 1898. He began his career when he was a boy, by working in local theaters. As a teenager, he worked in carnivals and tent shows in the Midwest, and later became partner in a comedy team with vaudeville and burlesque performer Jack Greenman. The team was cast by Harold Minsky in his family's celebrated burlesque theater. The team split up when Fields headed for Hollywood to work on a feature film.[1] In the ensuing years, Fields performed on stage, radio, and occasionally in movies
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Lost In A Harem
Lost in a Harem
Lost in a Harem
is a 1944 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 International reaction 5 Routines 6 DVD release 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksPlot[edit] When a traveling vaudeville show becomes stranded in the Middle East, their singer, Hazel Moon (Marilyn Maxwell), takes a job at a local cafe. Two of the show's prop men, Peter Johnson (Bud Abbott) and Harvey Garvey (Lou Costello), are hired as comedy relief, but their act unfortunately initiates a brawl. The two men, along with Hazel, wind up in jail (where Abbott and Costello
Abbott and Costello
perform the famous "Slowly I Turned" routine with a crazy derelict [Murray Leonard] with Pokomoko as the trigger word)
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Pardon My Sarong
Pardon My Sarong
Pardon My Sarong
is a 1942 comedy film starring Abbott and Costello.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 World premiere 5 Box office 6 DVD release 7 References 8 External linksPlot[edit] Tommy Layton (Robert Paige), a wealthy bachelor, rents a city bus to take him from Chicago to Los Angeles. Once there he intends to participate in a yacht race to Hawaii. The bus drivers, Algy (Bud Abbott) and Wellington (Lou Costello), are chased by a detective (William Demarest) hired by the bus company. They escape capture by driving the bus off a fishing pier. Layton, who is now on his yacht, rescues them and hires them as his crew for the race. A competitor of his in the race, Joan Marshall (Virginia Bruce) has fired his original crew without his knowledge. He enacts revenge by kidnapping her and taking her along on the race. While on course to Hawaii, they encounter a hurricane and land on an uncharted island, which is also the home of Dr
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Who Done It? (1942 Film)
Who Done It? is a 1942 comedy-mystery film starring Bud Abbott
Bud Abbott
and Lou Costello.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Rerelease 4 Who's on first? 5 Post-production 6 Home media 7 References 8 External linksPlot[edit] Chick Larkin (Bud Abbott) and Mervyn Milgrim (Lou Costello) both work at the soda counter of a local radio station. Their true passion, however, is to become writers on a radio mystery show. They attend a broadcast of the radio program Murder at Midnight along with one of the writers, Jimmy Turner (Patric Knowles) and the producer, Jane Little (Louise Allbritton). As the show begins, the network president, Colonel J.R. Andrews (Thomas Gomez), is mysteriously electrocuted
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It Ain't Hay
It Ain't Hay
It Ain't Hay
is a 1943 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 DVD release 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] Wilbur Hoolihan (Lou Costello) accidentally kills a hack horse owned by King O'Hara (Cecil Kellaway) and his daughter, Princess (Patsy O'Connor) by feeding it candy. In hopes of raising enough money to replace it, he and his friend Grover Mockridge (Bud Abbott) visit a gambling parlor. They are successful in raising the money, but before they can purchase a new horse, a con man swindles Wilbur out of his cash. They are informed by some touts that an old horse is available for nothing at one of the tracks. They visit the track and mistakenly take the wrong horse, a champion by the name of Tea Biscuit. They present the horse to O'Hara as a replacement for his deceased horse. The horse's real owner, Col. Brainard (Samuel Hinds), offers a reward for Tea Biscuit
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Hit The Ice (film)
Hit the Ice is a 1943 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello and their first film directed by Charles Lamont. Lamont later directed the team's last few films in the 1950s.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Rerelease 5 Home media 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Two sidewalk photographers, Tubby McCoy (Lou Costello) and Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott), aspire to work for the local newspaper. Their childhood friend, Dr. Bill Burns (Patric Knowles), invites them to come along on a call to a building fire. While attempting to photograph the inferno, Tubby is injured and brought to Burns' hospital. While they are there, Silky Fellowsby (Sheldon Leonard), a gangster who is admitted as a patient to establish an alibi for a robbery he is planning, mistake Tubby and Flash for two Detroit hitmen. He expects them to guard the bank's entrance while they rob it, while they mistakenly believe that they are hired to take photographs of the gang as they leave the bank
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In Society
In Society
In Society
is a 1944 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It was the first of five Abbott and Costello
Abbott and Costello
films to be directed by Jean Yarbrough. It was re-released in 1953.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Routines 4 Production 5 DVD release 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksPlot[edit] Eddie Harrington (Bud Abbott) and Albert Mansfield (Lou Costello) are plumbers who receive a call about a leak in the private bathroom of Mr. Van Cleve (Thurston Hall), a wealthy businessman. The grumpy man, though his costume is ready, does not attend the ball but goes to bed instead. The leak is keeping him awake, but the costume ball that his wife (Nella Walker) is throwing downstairs is not. Eddie and Albert enlist the aid of a friend, Elsie Hammerdingle (Marion Hutton), a taxi driver, to take them to the mansion
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