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List of Bud Abbott Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Who Done It? (1942)
18
2
Who Done It?
18
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Chick Larkin / Voice of Himself on Radio
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Wickes, Lou Costello, William Gargan, Patric Knowles, Louise Allbritton
2. The Time of Their Lives (1946)
16
4
The Time of Their Lives
16
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Cuthbert Greenway / Dr. Ralph Greenway
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Binnie Barnes, John Shelton, Marjorie Reynolds
3. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
19
2
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
TV-G
19
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chick
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
4. Hold That Ghost (1941)
18
2
Hold That Ghost
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chuck Murray
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Thriller, Music, Adventure
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer
5. Pardon My Sarong (1942)
12
3
Pardon My Sarong
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Algy Shaw
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Robert Paige
6. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
14
3
The Naughty Nineties
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dexter Broadhurst
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Henry Travers, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson
7. It Ain't Hay (1943)
11
4
It Ain't Hay
11
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Grover Mockridge
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Eugene Pallette, Cecil Kellaway
8. Buck Privates (1941)
13
2
Buck Privates
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Slicker Smith
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, War
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis
9. In Society (1944)
11
3
In Society
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie
Director:
Erle C. Kenton, Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant, Margaret Irving
10. Little Giant (1946)
11
3
Little Giant
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie L. Morrison / T.S. Chandler
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, George Cleveland, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit
11. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
11
3
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
11
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Duke Egan
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Action, Western, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, George Cleveland, Audrey Young
12. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
15
3
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Casey Edwards
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert, Joseph Garland Moore Jr.
13. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
10
4
Buck Privates Come Home
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Slicker Smith
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Action, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Nat Pendleton, Joan Shawlee
14. In the Navy (1941)
11
2
In the Navy
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Smokey Adams
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd, Sisters The Andrews
15. Hit the Ice (1943)
11
4
Hit the Ice
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Flash Fulton
Director:
Erle C. Kenton, Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Music
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, Elyse Knox, Ginny Simms
16. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
13
3
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bud Alexander
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror, Sport
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Lou Costello, Adele Jergens, Nancy Guild
17. Lost in Alaska (1952)
10
4
Lost in Alaska
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Watson
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Mitzi Green, Bruce Cabot, Tom Ewell
18. 10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)
10
5
10,000 Kids and a Cop
10
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Bud Abbott
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Lou Costello, William Bendix, Brenda Joyce
19. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
11
2
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Buzz Kurtis
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Lou Costello, Warner Anderson, Frances Rafferty
20. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
11
2
Keep 'Em Flying
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Blackie Benson
Director:
Ralph Ceder, Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Music, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, William Gargan, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce
21. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
10
3
Ride 'Em Cowboy
TV-G
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Duke
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Musical, Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dorothy Dandridge, Lou Costello, Johnny Mack Brown, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne
22. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)
10
3
Here Come the Co-eds
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Slats McCarthy
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Martha O'Driscoll, Peggy Ryan, June Vincent
23. Lost in a Harem (1944)
11
3
Lost in a Harem
11
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Johnson
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Douglass Dumbrille, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte
24. 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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ted Higgins
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Leon Errol, Joseph Calleia, Cathy Downs
25. Fireman Save My Child (1954)
10
4
Fireman Save My Child
10
4
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Leslie Goodwins
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Adele Jergens, Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Hackett
26. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
10
3
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry 'Slim' Pierce
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Lynn Bari, Maxie Rosenbloom, Fred Clark
27. One Night in the Tropics (1940)
11
3
One Night in the Tropics
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Abbott
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, William Frawley, Allan Jones, Robert Cummings, Nancy Kelly
28. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
11
3
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bud Jones
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Douglass Dumbrille, Walter Slezak, Patricia Medina
29. Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
10
4
Comin' Round the Mountain
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Al Stewart
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Joe Sawyer, Kirby Grant, Dorothy Shay
30. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
13
4
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
13
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Slim
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott
31. Mexican Hayride (1948)
10
4
Mexican Hayride
10
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Lambert
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, John Hubbard, Virginia Grey, Luba Malina
32. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
12
3
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pete Patterson
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Action
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Dan Seymour, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara
33. Rio Rita (1942)
10
4
Rio Rita
10
4

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
'Doc'
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, John Carroll, Patricia Dane, Kathryn Grayson
34. Africa Screams (1949)
10
4
Africa Screams
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Buzz Johnson
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Clyde Beatty, Joe Besser
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rocky Stonebridge
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Bill Shirley
36. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
9
6
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
9
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Lester
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bud Flick
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Wickes, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer
38. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
9
5
Jack and the Beanstalk
9
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Dinkel / Mr. Dinkelpuss (as Abbott)
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Music, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Lou Costello, Dorothy Ford, Buddy Baer

Animation(s)

Abbott & Costello (1967)
Abbott & Costello
As:
Cast
Role:
Abbott (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, John Stephenson, Hal Smith, Don Messick

TV Shows and Videos

Abbott & Costello: Live & Hilarious! (1989)
Abbott & Costello: Live & Hilarious!
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
The Abbott and Costello Show (1952)
The Abbott and Costello Show
TV-G
As:
Cast
Role:
Bud Abbott (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, Mel Blanc, Gordon Jones, Bobby Barber