The World of Abbott and Costello

The World of Abbott and Costello is a 1965 American compilation film directed by Sidney Miller and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

The World of Abbott and Costello
Theatrical Poster
Directed bySidney Miller
Produced byMax J. Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky
Written byGene Wood (Narration)
StarringBud Abbott
Lou Costello
Narrated byJack E. Leonard
Music byJoseph Gershenson
Edited bySidney Meyer
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 8, 1965 (1965-04-08)
Running time
75 min.
CountryUnited States


This film is a compilation of scenes from eighteen films that Abbott and Costello made for Universal Pictures between 1941 and 1955. Comedian Jack E. Leonard provides the narration for the film, which incorporates scenes from the following films:

Prior compilation appearance

  • A year earlier, MGM Pictures released a compilation film, MGM's Big Parade of Comedy, which includes a scene from the Abbott and Costello film, Rio Rita.[2]


The World of Abbott and Costello was theatrically released by Universal Pictures in 1965 as part of a double feature with McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force.[1]

Home media

The film has been released twice on DVD: the first time, on The Best of Abbott and Costello Volume Four, on October 4, 2005,[3] and again on October 28, 2008 as part of Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection.[4]

See also


  1. Jim Mulholland (1977). The Abbott and Costello Book. Popular Library. pp. 254, 299.
  2. Hal Erickson. "MGM's The Big Parade of Comedy: Review Summary". AllMovie Guide/The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2009.
  3. "The Best of Abbott & Costello, Vol. 4". October 4, 2005. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  4. "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection". October 28, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
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