The Naughty Nineties

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

A below-par Abbott and Costello film that places them on a river showboat during the 1890s. The story follows the comedians in their efforts to help the captain of the ship, Travers, keep from losing his boat to some shady gamblers. Most of the comic material seems stale. Included is the the all-time classic bit,"Who's on First." Songs include "Rolling...read more

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A below-par Abbott and Costello film that places them on a river showboat during the 1890s. The story follows the comedians in their efforts to help the captain of the ship, Travers, keep from losing his boat to some shady gamblers. Most of the comic material seems stale. Included is the

the all-time classic bit,"Who's on First." Songs include "Rolling Down the River," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "I Can't Get You Out of My Mind" (Jack Brooks, Edgar Fairchild), "On a Sunday Afternoon" (Andrew B. Sterling, Albert von Tilzer), "I'd Leave My Happy Home for You" (Will Heelan, von Tilzer),

"Nora Malone" (Junie McCree, von Tilzer), "Ma Blushin' Rosie (John Stromberg, Edgar Smith), "The Showboat's Comin' to Town," "A Blarney from Killarney," "Rosie, My Little Posie," and "I Give My Heart to You, Oo-Ooh."

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  • Review: A below-par Abbott and Costello film that places them on a river showboat during the 1890s. The story follows the comedians in their efforts to help the captain of the ship, Travers, keep from losing his boat to some shady gamblers. Most of the comic mater… (more)

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