The World of Abbott and Costello
|The World of Abbott and Costello|
|Directed by||Sidney Miller|
|Produced by||Max J. Rosenberg|
|Written by||Gene Wood (Narration)|
|Narrated by||Jack E. Leonard|
|Music by||Joseph Gershenson|
|Edited by||Sidney Meyer|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
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:
- Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
- Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
- Buck Privates
- Buck Privates Come Home
- Comin' Round The Mountain
- Hit The Ice
- In Society
- In The Navy
- The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
- Little Giant
- Lost in Alaska
- Mexican Hayride
- The Naughty Nineties
- Ride 'Em Cowboy
- Who Done It?
Prior compilation appearance
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.
The film has been released twice on DVD: the first time, on The Best of Abbott and Costello Volume Four, on October 4, 2005, and again on October 28, 2008 as part of Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection.
- Jim Mulholland (1977). The Abbott and Costello Book. Popular Library. pp. 254, 299.
- Hal Erickson. "MGM's The Big Parade of Comedy: Review Summary". AllMovie Guide/The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2009.
- "The Best of Abbott & Costello, Vol. 4". Amazon.com. October 4, 2005. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
- "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection". Amazon.com. October 28, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2017.