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      The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

      1947 1h 18m Comedy List
      Reviews 52% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Two traveling salesmen (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) are saddled with a widow (Marjorie Main) and her brood in a lawless Old West town. Read More Read Less

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      Moira Walsh America Magazine The familiar antics of Abbott and Costello are given fresh impetus by a script which forms an engaging and consistent burlesque of the average Western. Jul 15, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D One of their worst films. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/28/23 Full Review Audience Member A nice western touch to the duo's usual style. Hilarious in the fact that Costello is always on par with the title character since he accidentally murders the woman's husband and now has to take care of her and her large family and at the same time trying to resist her advances. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Bud and Lou are traveling salesmen who venture into a rough frontierstown in Montana. Soon after entering town, Lou is accused of killing a man, and by law he must provide for the widow and children. The woman is rude and crude, so he feels trapped. Soon he figures the benefit of the scenario because no one will kill him for fear of having to care for her. A funny premise, and it was interesting to see them cast in a Western setting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Easily Bud & Lou's greatest western. It has a few classic routines and banter but the best part is Costello as the town sheriff. Even after all these years those scenes are an endless string of laughs. Made my stomach hurt. Majorie Main is perfect as the widow and it's a shame she didn't appear with the boys more. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the better Abbott and Costello. Ma Kettle is pretty great. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Finally an original idea for Abbott and Costello to lend their talents to. Marjorie Main is a great shot in the arm to add some additional humor. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Two traveling salesmen (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) are saddled with a widow (Marjorie Main) and her brood in a lawless Old West town.
      Director
      Charles Barton
      Producer
      Robert Arthur
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 18m