WorldCat Identities

Abbott, Bud 1895-1974

Overview
Works: 661 works in 1,647 publications in 4 languages and 18,335 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Parody films  Horror films  Monster films  Vampire films  Mad scientist films  Werewolf films  Juvenile works  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Proofreader, Interviewer, Librettist, Speaker, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bud Abbott
The Abbott and Costello show who's on first? by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( Visual )

150 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,628 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 by Charles Barton( Visual )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

151 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains four complete shows from the classic TV comedy series (1952-53), transferred from the original film masters
Jack and the beanstalk by Jean Yarbrough( Visual )

87 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 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
Legends of radio Abbott & Costello by Bud Abbott( Recording )

87 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 591 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 544 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
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 426 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 and Costello( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videodisc releases of eight comedies originally produced by Universal Pictures, 1940-1942
The Abbott and Costello show( Visual )

55 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains classic routines from the Abbott and Costello TV Show that were captured during 1953-1954
The best of Abbott & Costello( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 270 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 262 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 )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 213 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 184 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 180 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 156 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 149 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 by Charles Riesner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in a harem: Peter Johnson and Harvey Garvey, 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. This perilous task takes them deep inside the sultan's inner sanctum, and there the madcap adventure really begins
The time of their lives( Visual )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 135 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
Baseball's greatest hits( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who done it?( Visual )

7 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 127 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet FrankensteinThe Abbott and Costello show
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

Bud Abbott acteur américain

Bud Abbott actor estadounidense

Bud Abbott amerykański aktor

Bud Abbott comico e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Bud Abbott Een Amerikaanse acteur, producent en komiek, gestorven in 1974

Bud Abbott US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Produzent und Comedian

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Эбботт, Бад

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بود ابوت تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر آمریکایی

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バド・アボット

巴德·阿伯特 Actor, comedian

Languages
English (676)

Spanish (4)

German (1)

French (1)

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The Abbott and Costello showJack and the beanstalkLegends of radio Abbott & CostelloAbbott and Costello meet the mummyThe Abbott and Costello showHold that ghostThe naughty ninetiesAbbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde