10,000 Kids and a Cop

10,000 Kids and a Cop is a 1948 documentary short directed by Charles Barton about the philanthropic work of the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles, California, named after the comedian's son who had died in 1943 aged 1. The film features appearances by Abbott and Costello, James Stewart, William Bendix and Brenda Joyce, and it was originally distributed for free to U.S. film exhibitors.[1] A restored version of the film was included as a special feature in the 2006 DVD release of The Abbott and Costello Show.[2]

10,000 Kids and a Cop
Directed byCharles Barton
StarringBud Abbott
Lou Costello
Narrated byJames Stewart
Brenda Joyce
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
October 1948 (1948-10)
CountryUnited States


  1. Hedda Hopper (September 22, 1948). "Looking at Hollywood". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  2. Shawn Eaton (September 4, 2006). "The Abbott and Costello Show - 100th Anniversary Collection - Season One". SitcomsOnline.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16.

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