WorldCat Identities

Abbott, Bud 1895-1974

Overview
Works: 776 works in 1,594 publications in 2 languages and 18,485 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Humor  Horror films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Folklore 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Proofreader, Librettist, Costume designer, Speaker, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bud Abbott
Africa screams by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( Visual )
123 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starving cannibals, ferocious lions and awesome apes terrorize Abbott and Costello in this African adventure
The Abbott and Costello show the complete series ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring the routines that made them comedy legends, this digitally restored and remastered best-of collection includes six of the Abbott and Costello show's most beloved episodes
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist
Jack and the beanstalk by Bud Abbott( Visual )
79 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When babysitting, Costello falls asleep and dreams he is Jack of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Dink, played by Abbott, and Jack declare their intentions to rescue the princess and bring back the hen that lays the golden eggs. Instead, they are captured by a "man-eating" giant and threatened with great punishment until Jack effects a swashbuckling escape and, after his friends have followed, Jack the giant killer chops down the beanstalk
Who's on first? by Bud Abbott( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 618 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
Legends of radio Abbott & Costello by Bud Abbott( Recording )
82 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 10 hours of Abbott & Costello's comedy skits from their 1940s radio shows
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 436 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
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein by Charles Barton( Visual )
19 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Invisible Man
The Abbott and Costello show who's on first? ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 361 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
The best of Abbott and Costello ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Videodisc releases of eight comedies originally produced by Universal Pictures, 1940-1942
The best of Abbott & Costello ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 269 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 263 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
Buck privates ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abbott and Costello join the Army to escape being arrested in a classic World War II comedy
Hold that ghost by Arthur Lubin( Visual )
12 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 183 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 naughty nineties ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and held by 177 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 164 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
The time of their lives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This hilarious fantasy-comedy is considered one of Abbott and Costelo's most imaginative screen efforts. Lou Costello and Marjorie Reynolds are mistakenly shot as traitors during the Revolutionary War, and are doomed to remain as ghosts in Danbury Mansion until their innocence is proven. Years later a nervous young man, following the advice of his psychiatrist (Bud Abbot), plans a quiet weekend in the mansion with his fiance and her aunt. As soon as Costello overhears the young man's intent to open the mansion to the public, he and the ghostly Miss Reynolds begin to haunt the house, with hysterical results. The nervous Abbott witnesses blinking lights, a walking gown and eerie harpsichord music, before the ghosts' reputations are restored
Lost in a harem ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abbott and Costello in Hollywood: The comic duo play a pair of barbers who want to own their own barber shop
Who done it? ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about two would-be radio writers who find themselves involved in a real murder during the recording of a "whodunit" play. Trying to solve the crime, they are targeted by the killer and suspected by the police
 
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Alternative Names
Abbott 1895-1974
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974
Abbott, William
Abbott, William 1895-1974
Abbott, William A.
Abbott, William A 1895-1974
Abbott, William Alexander
Languages
English (487)
Spanish (2)
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