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List of Bud Abbott Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Who Done It? (1942)
19
2
Who Done It?
19
2
Role:
Chick Larkin / Voice of Himself on Radio
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Lou Costello, William Gargan, Patric Knowles, Louise Allbritton
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
2. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
21
2
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
TV-G
21
2

Talbot makes an urgent call to baggage clerks Wilbur and Chick, hoping to warn them about a parcel that is going to arrive at the local wax museum. However, before he is able to finish, they are interrupted and they soon find themselves fighting against Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man.

Role:
Chick
Starring:
Directed By:
Charles Barton
3. The Time of Their Lives (1946)
17
4
The Time of Their Lives
17
4
Role:
Cuthbert Greenway / Dr. Ralph Greenway
Starring:
Lou Costello, Binnie Barnes, John Shelton, Marjorie Reynolds
Directed By:
Charles Barton
4. Hold That Ghost (1941)
20
2
Hold That Ghost
20
2
Role:
Chuck Murray
Starring:
Shemp Howard, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
5. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
15
3
The Naughty Nineties
15
3
Role:
Dexter Broadhurst
Starring:
Lou Costello, Henry Travers, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson
Directed By:
Jean Yarbrough
6. It Ain't Hay (1943)
12
4
It Ain't Hay
12
4

Bumbling fool, Wilbur Hoolihan ,kills a horse owned by King O'Hara. In order to replace the horse, he and his friend, Grover Mockridge, unwittingly take a champion thoroughbred named Tea Biscuit, thinking it to be just some old horse. Misadventures and chaos begin, as the horse’s real owner realizes the theft. 

Role:
Grover Mockridge
Starring:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Eugene Pallette, Cecil Kellaway
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
7. Pardon My Sarong (1942)
12
4
Pardon My Sarong
12
4
Role:
Algy Shaw
Starring:
Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Robert Paige
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
8. Buck Privates (1941)
15
2
Buck Privates
15
2
Role:
Slicker Smith
Starring:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
9. In Society (1944)
12
3
In Society
12
3
Role:
Eddie
Starring:
Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant, Margaret Irving
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton, Jean Yarbrough
10. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
12
3
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
12
3

This Western film tells the story of two travelling salesmen who stop in a town during their journey. However, they are charged with the murder of a notorious criminal, and within a short time, they are convicted and sentenced to death. 

Role:
Duke Egan
Starring:
Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, George Cleveland, Audrey Young
Directed By:
Charles Barton
11. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
16
3
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
16
3
Role:
Casey Edwards
Starring:
Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert, Joseph Garland Moore Jr.
Directed By:
Charles Barton
12. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
11
4
Buck Privates Come Home
11
4
Role:
Slicker Smith
Starring:
Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Nat Pendleton, Joan Shawlee
Directed By:
Charles Barton
13. Little Giant (1946)
11
4
Little Giant
11
4
Role:
Eddie L. Morrison / T.S. Chandler
Starring:
Lou Costello, George Cleveland, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit
Directed By:
William A. Seiter
14. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
15
3
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man
15
3
Role:
Bud Alexander
Starring:
William Frawley, Lou Costello, Adele Jergens, Nancy Guild
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
15. In the Navy (1941)
12
3
In the Navy
12
3
Role:
Smokey Adams
Starring:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd, Sisters The Andrews
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
16. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
13
2
Keep 'Em Flying
13
2
Role:
Blackie Benson
Starring:
Lou Costello, William Gargan, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce
Directed By:
Ralph Ceder, Arthur Lubin
17. Hit the Ice (1943)
11
5
Hit the Ice
11
5
Role:
Flash Fulton
Starring:
Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, Elyse Knox, Ginny Simms
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton, Charles Lamont
18. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
11
3
Ride 'Em Cowboy
TV-G
11
3
Role:
Duke
Starring:
Dorothy Dandridge, Lou Costello, Johnny Mack Brown, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne
Directed By:
Arthur Lubin
19. Lost in Alaska (1952)
10
5
Lost in Alaska
10
5
Role:
Tom Watson
Starring:
Lou Costello, Mitzi Green, Bruce Cabot, Tom Ewell
Directed By:
Jean Yarbrough
20. The Noose Hangs High (1948)
10
4
The Noose Hangs High
10
4

In this remake of 1939 movie For Love or Money, two inept window washer – Ted and Tommy - are wrongly taken to be messengers by a gangster Craig and tasked to collect $50,000. In a turn of events, the money lands up with a woman Carol who spends a lot of it. With limited time in hand, the trio struggle to save themselves from the gangster’s ire. Meanwhile a rich gambler makes an entry.

Role:
Ted Higgins
Starring:
Lou Costello, Leon Errol, Joseph Calleia, Cathy Downs
Directed By:
Charles Barton
21. 10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)
10
6
10,000 Kids and a Cop
10
6
Role:
Bud Abbott
Starring:
James Stewart, Lou Costello, William Bendix, Brenda Joyce
Directed By:
Charles Barton
22. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
11
3
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
11
3
Role:
Buzz Kurtis
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Lou Costello, Warner Anderson, Frances Rafferty
Directed By:
S. Sylvan Simon
23. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
11
3
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
11
3
Role:
Harry 'Slim' Pierce
Starring:
Lou Costello, Lynn Bari, Maxie Rosenbloom, Fred Clark
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
24. One Night in the Tropics (1940)
13
3
One Night in the Tropics
13
3
Role:
Abbott
Starring:
Lou Costello, William Frawley, Allan Jones, Robert Cummings, Nancy Kelly
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
25. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)
10
4
Here Come the Co-eds
10
4
Role:
Slats McCarthy
Starring:
Lou Costello, Martha O'Driscoll, Peggy Ryan, June Vincent
Directed By:
Jean Yarbrough
26. Lost in a Harem (1944)
11
4
Lost in a Harem
11
4

This comedy film is about two magicians on tour of the Middle East, who decide to help a young prince in regaining his throne from his devious uncle, who maintains his power, using magical hypnotic rings, and ruthless methods. 

Role:
Peter Johnson
Starring:
Lou Costello, Douglass Dumbrille, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte
Directed By:
Charles Reisner
27. Fireman Save My Child (1954)
10
5
Fireman Save My Child
10
5

Fireman Save My Child is a comedy film which takes us to San Francisco 1910, and revolves around a group of nincompoops who are running a fire station.

Starring:
Lou Costello, Adele Jergens, Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Hackett
Directed By:
Leslie Goodwins
28. Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
11
4
Comin' Round the Mountain
11
4
Role:
Al Stewart
Starring:
Lou Costello, Joe Sawyer, Kirby Grant, Dorothy Shay
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
29. Mexican Hayride (1948)
11
4
Mexican Hayride
11
4

Mexican Hayride is a 1948 comedy film, which is based on the Broadway musical of the same name. This film revolves around a con man who finds a tall guy for a stock swindle and a mine scam. 

Role:
Harry Lambert
Starring:
Lou Costello, John Hubbard, Virginia Grey, Luba Malina
Directed By:
Charles Barton
30. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
11
4
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
11
4
Role:
Bud Jones
Starring:
Lou Costello, Douglass Dumbrille, Walter Slezak, Patricia Medina
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
31. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
13
5
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
13
5
Role:
Slim
Starring:
Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
32. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
12
4
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
12
4

In order to make some money, two friends named Peter and Fred are guarding a valuable mummy. However, things get complicated when they find themselves drawn into a murder plot.

Role:
Pete Patterson
Starring:
Lou Costello, Dan Seymour, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
33. Rio Rita (1942)
10
5
Rio Rita
10
5

Based on a Nazi musical of the same name, this film revolves around two friends, Abott and Costello, in their attempt to foil the sinister intentions of a Nazi spy. 

Role:
'Doc'
Starring:
Lou Costello, John Carroll, Patricia Dane, Kathryn Grayson
Directed By:
S. Sylvan Simon
34. Africa Screams (1949)
10
4
Africa Screams
10
4
Role:
Buzz Johnson
Starring:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Clyde Beatty, Joe Besser
Directed By:
Charles Barton
35. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
9
4
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
9
4

Rocky and Puddin’ Head are waiting tables at an inn, when they suddenly receive a letter for delivery. However, their lives take a complete turn when it gets switched with a treasure map.

Role:
Rocky Stonebridge
Starring:
Charles Laughton, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Bill Shirley
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
36. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
9
6
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
9
6
Role:
Lester
Starring:
Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
37. Dance with Me, Henry (1956)
10
4
Dance with Me, Henry
10
4

Dance with me, Henry tells the story of two owners of an amusement park, who get in trouble with gangsters. However, the children who visit the amusement park decide to help them out. 

Role:
Bud Flick
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer
Directed By:
Charles Barton
38. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
9
5
Jack and the Beanstalk
9
5
Role:
Mr. Dinkel / Mr. Dinkelpuss (as Abbott)
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Lou Costello, Dorothy Ford, Buddy Baer
Directed By:
Jean Yarbrough

Animation(s)

Abbott & Costello (1967)
Abbott & Costello
Role:
Abbott (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Mel Blanc, John Stephenson, Hal Smith, Don Messick

TV Shows and Videos

Abbott & Costello: Live & Hilarious! (1989)
Abbott & Costello: Live & Hilarious!
Starring:
Lou Costello
The Abbott and Costello Show (1952)
The Abbott and Costello Show
TV-G
Role:
Bud Abbott (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
Starring:
Lou Costello, Mel Blanc, Gordon Jones, Bobby Barber
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Paul Muni, Ron Howard, Werner Klemperer, Janet Gaynor, James Coburn, Elinor Donahue, Rod Taylor
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen