WorldCat Identities

Costello, Lou

Overview
Works: 770 works in 1,686 publications in 2 languages and 18,863 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Parody films  Horror films  Monster films  Werewolf films  Vampire films  Mad scientist films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lou Costello
Africa screams by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( Visual )

126 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starving cannibals, ferocious lions and awesome apes terrorize Abbott and Costello in this African adventure
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist
Legends of radio Abbott & Costello by Bud Abbott( Recording )

86 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 10 hours of Abbott & Costello's comedy skits from their 1940s radio shows
Who's on first? by Bud Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello's classic comedy routine, reissued for children, features a bear and a rabbit trying to determine the baseball player covering each base
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein by Charles Barton( Visual )

35 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and a mad scientist
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Abbot and Costello learn that an archaeologist has found a legendary mummy in Cairo, they decide to apply to guard the corpse as it's sent to the U.S. Finding the archaeologist murdered and the mummy gone, they become owners of a medallion that holds the key to ancient buried treasure that they must keep out of the wrong hands
The best of Abbott & Costello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight comedies produced for Universal Pictures
The best of Abbott & Costello( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello meet the killer, Boris Karloff: The scene is a swank hotel where a prominent lawyer is murdered. Bud Abbott is Casey, the house detective, and Lou Costello is Freddie, the bellhop. Although there are plenty of suspicious characters about, the murder is pinned on Freddie, who sets out to catch the real killer and clear himself
The Abbott and Costello show : who's on first?( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the routines that made them comedy legends, like Who's on first? and The lemon bit, this digitally restored and remastered best-of collection includes six of the Abbott and Costello show's most beloved episodes. Includes: The dentist's office; The birthday party; The charity bazaar; Hungry; The music lovers; and The actor's home. Also features the classic routines Alexander 4444; The piano bit; and more
Buck privates( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello join the Army to escape being arrested in a classic World War II comedy
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 2 parodies of the horror genre and a film where Abbott and Costello pursue a man who swindled them into buying a fake movie studio. Also includes a compilation of classic routines from 18 of their most popular films; a tribute to their careers hosted by Jerry Seinfeld; and a behind-the-scenes look at the duo's popular films as they meet Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolf Man
The Abbott and Costello show( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello host this 1954 episode of the Colgate comedy hour which includes guests Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Connie Haines, and Beryl Davis
Hold that ghost by Arthur Lubin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse
The naughty nineties( Visual )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this zany musical comedy, Bud plays a ham actor and Lou his dim-witted assistant on the Mississippi showboat, the River Queen. When the boat docks in St. Louis, Bud and Lou try to rescue Captain Sam from a poker game with three card sharks, but they are too late. The gamblers win a controlling interest in the River Queen and-to Captain Sam's dismay-set up a crooked casino operation on board. Before ridding the showboat of the villains, Abbott and Costello perform several of their most famous bits, including the hysterical "Who's on first" dialogue that has become one of the most popular comedy routines ever captured on film
Abbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde( Visual )

18 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy with Abbott and Costello as two American policemen in London to study local police methods where they encounter Dr. Jekyll who transforms himself into Mr. Hyde, the terror of the city
Lost in a harem( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Johnson (Abbott) and Harvey Garvey (Costello), bumbling magicians stranded in the desert domain of Barabeeha, are asked by handsome prince Ramo to help him regain his throne from wicked Uncle Nimativ (Douglass Dumbrille). This perilous task takes them deep inside the sultan's inner sanctum, and there the madcap adventure really begins
Who's on first( Visual )

10 editions published between 1945 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Abbott and Costello comedy routine in which a conversation about the players on a baseball team becomes a classic case of reciprocal misunderstanding. Useful as a humorous illustration of problems in communication
Abbott & Costello Jack and the beanstalk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello pose as babysitters for a very precocious boy. When Costello has trouble reading the fable, the boy reads to him and creates a vision of everyone they've met during the day as characters from the book
Hey, Abbott( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a golden trip down memory lane with Abbott and Costello in the zany, rapid-fire routines that keep generations laughing
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedies produced for Universal Pictures
 
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Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet FrankensteinBud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein
Alternative Names
Costello 1906-1959

Costello, Louis F. 1906-1959

Cristillo, Lolly

Cristillo, Lolly 1906-1959

Cristillo Lou 1906-1959

Cristillo, Louis F. 1906-1959

Cristillo, Louis Francis

Cristillo, Louis Francis 1906-1959

Cristillo, Sebastian

Cristillo, Sebastian 1906-1959

Lou Castello

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Languages
English (385)

Spanish (2)

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Legends of radio Abbott & CostelloBud Abbott, Lou Costello meet FrankensteinAbbott and Costello meet the mummyHold that ghostThe naughty ninetiesAbbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeLost in a harem