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      Abbott and Costello in the Navy

      1941 1h 25m Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 59% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Two sailors (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) help a famous singer (Dick Powell) who joins the Navy to escape female fans. With the Andrews Sisters. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D Average by their standards. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/26/23 Full Review william d Typical Abbott and Costello fare, which is fine for me, but it might not be for everyone. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny as hell! The 7x13=28 scene is the best Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Although a lot like Buck Privates, I think this one is the funnier. It has a lot of stuff from the first two movies and more. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member #2 in the abbott & Costello 'service' comedies Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Though this was the third movie Abbott and Costello filmed as top billed stars, it was released as their second, right after 'Buck Privates', because of its timely Naval story. It was used, admirably, as both a piece of escapist entertainment geared toward those fighting in the military and a way to involve citizens at home with what their beloved friends and family were bravely giving their lives to. As it lacks any kind of grit or realism, or fighting whatsoever (come on, it's a musical comedy), it rather fails at being informative or revealing. Sailors spend their time washing the ship and singing and dancing. Still, one has to take this for what it is- pure popcorn entertainment- and as that, it succeeds. There are some really memorable gags in here, including one involving a gambling scheme that must have been taken from an Abbott and Costello vaudeville act. Another one involves Costello explaining in a number of ways how thirteen multiplied by seven equals twenty-eight. Alongside the duo, Dick Powell, an actor I like a tremendous lot, hams it up a little as a celebrity crooner trying to lose his status and just slip into the Navy as an ordinary person; the beautiful Claire Dodd does her best, as a journalist, to out him. This isn't the best movie made by Abbott and Costello in their early days, but it certainly isn't their worst, and its portions of laughs make it a definite worthwhile watch for anyone interested in either the comic team or wartime entertainment. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Two sailors (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) help a famous singer (Dick Powell) who joins the Navy to escape female fans. With the Andrews Sisters.
      Director
      Arthur Lubin
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 10, 2004
      Runtime
      1h 25m