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List of Lou Costello Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Fair Co-Ed (1927)
12
2
The Fair Co-Ed
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lillian Leighton, Marion Davies, Thelma Hill, Johnny Mack Brown, Jane Winton
2. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
11
2
Bardelys the Magnificent
11
2

This romantic silent movie based on Rafael Sabatini’s 1906 novel of the same name follows an affluent courtier Bardelys in the court of France's King Louis XIII. Known for being a casual womanizer, he is challenged by another courtier to woo the beautiful Roxalanne. He accepts it and sets out to charm the lady, but instead finds himself in love with her.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Wayne, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Eleanor Boardman, Lionel Belmore
3. The Cossacks (1928)
11
2
The Cossacks
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Clarence Brown, George W. Hill
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Ernest Torrence, Nils Asther, Paul Hurst
4. The Time of Their Lives (1946)
11
3
The Time of Their Lives
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Horatio Prim
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Binnie Barnes, John Shelton, Marjorie Reynolds
5. Who Done It? (1942)
11
2
Who Done It?
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mervin Q. Milgrim / Voice of Himself on Radio
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, William Gargan, Patric Knowles, Louise Allbritton
6. It Ain't Hay (1943)
11
2
It Ain't Hay
11
2

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:
Wilbur Hoolihan
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, Bud Abbott, Eugene Pallette, Cecil Kellaway
7. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
11
2
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
TV-G
11
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:
Wilbur
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
8. A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (1944)
11
2
A Wave, a WAC and a Marine
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Phil Karlson
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Henny Youngman, Sally Eilers, Richard Lane, Ann Gillis
9. Pardon My Sarong (1942)
11
2
Pardon My Sarong
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wellington Pflug
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Robert Paige
10. Hold That Ghost (1941)
11
3
Hold That Ghost
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ferdinand Jones
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Thriller, Music, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Shemp Howard, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer
11. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
11
2
The Naughty Nineties
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sebastian Dinwiddle
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Henry Travers, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson
12. The Battle of the Century (1927)
11
2
The Battle of the Century
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Clyde Bruckman
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Adams, Wilson Benge, Ed Brandenburg
13. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
11
2
Buck Privates Come Home
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herbie Brown
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Action, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Tom Brown, Nat Pendleton, Joan Shawlee
14. In Society (1944)
11
2
In Society
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Albert
Director:
Erle C. Kenton, Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant, Margaret Irving
15. Little Giant (1946)
11
2
Little Giant
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Benny Miller
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, George Cleveland, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit
16. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
11
2
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
11
2

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:
Chester Wooley
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Action, Western, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Marjorie Main, George Cleveland, Audrey Young
17. Buck Privates (1941)
11
2
Buck Privates
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herbie Brown
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, War
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, Bud Abbott, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis
18. 10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)
10
2
10,000 Kids and a Cop
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lou Costello
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Bud Abbott, William Bendix, Brenda Joyce
19. Lost in Alaska (1952)
10
2
Lost in Alaska
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Bell
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Mitzi Green, Bruce Cabot, Tom Ewell
20. Hit the Ice (1943)
10
2
Hit the Ice
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Weejie McCoy
Director:
Erle C. Kenton, Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Music
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Patric Knowles, Elyse Knox, Ginny Simms
21. The Noose Hangs High (1948)
10
2
The Noose Hangs High
10
2

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, Producer
Role:
Tommy Hinchcliffe
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Leon Errol, Joseph Calleia, Cathy Downs
22. Fireman Save My Child (1954)
10
2
Fireman Save My Child
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Leslie Goodwins
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Adele Jergens, Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Hackett
23. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
10
2
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Freddie Phillips
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert, Joseph Garland Moore Jr.
24. In the Navy (1941)
10
2
In the Navy
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pomeroy Watson
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, Bud Abbott, Dick Powell, Claire Dodd, Sisters The Andrews
25. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
10
2
Ride 'Em Cowboy
TV-G
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Willoughby
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Musical, Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dorothy Dandridge, Bud Abbott, Johnny Mack Brown, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne
26. Here Come the Co-eds (1945)
10
2
Here Come the Co-eds
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Oliver Quackenbush
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Martha O'Driscoll, Peggy Ryan, June Vincent
27. Lost in a Harem (1944)
10
2
Lost in a Harem
10
2

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:
Harvey Garvey
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Douglass Dumbrille, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte
28. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
10
2
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lou Francis
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror, Sport
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Bud Abbott, Adele Jergens, Nancy Guild
29. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
10
2
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Abercrombie
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Bud Abbott, Warner Anderson, Frances Rafferty
30. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
10
2
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Willie 'Tubby' Piper
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Lynn Bari, Maxie Rosenbloom, Fred Clark
31. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
10
2
Keep 'Em Flying
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Heathcliff
Director:
Ralph Ceder, Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Music, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, William Gargan, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce
32. One Night in the Tropics (1940)
10
2
One Night in the Tropics
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Costello
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Bud Abbott, Allan Jones, Robert Cummings, Nancy Kelly
33. Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
10
2
Comin' Round the Mountain
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wilbert Smith
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Joe Sawyer, Kirby Grant, Dorothy Shay
34. Mexican Hayride (1948)
10
2
Mexican Hayride
10
2

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:
Joe Bascom
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, John Hubbard, Virginia Grey, Luba Malina
35. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
10
2
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lou Hotchkiss
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Douglass Dumbrille, Walter Slezak, Patricia Medina
36. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
10
2
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tubby
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott
37. Rio Rita (1942)
10
2
Rio Rita
10
2

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:
'Wishy'
Director:
S. Sylvan Simon
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, John Carroll, Patricia Dane, Kathryn Grayson
38. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
9
2
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Freddie Franklin
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Action
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Dan Seymour, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara
39. Africa Screams (1949)
9
2
Africa Screams
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley Livington
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, Bud Abbott, Clyde Beatty, Joe Besser
40. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
9
2
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Orville
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Anita Ekberg, Bud Abbott, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard
41. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
9
2
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Bud Abbott, Hillary Brooke, Bill Shirley
42. Dance with Me, Henry (1956)
9
2
Dance with Me, Henry
9
2

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:
Lou Henry
Director:
Charles Barton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Abbott, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer, Mary Wickes
43. The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959)
9
2
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Artie Pinsetter
Director:
Sidney Miller
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jimmy Conlin, Dorothy Provine, Gale Gordon, Charles Lane
44. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
9
2
Jack and the Beanstalk
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jack / Jack Strong (as Costello)
Director:
Jean Yarbrough
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Music, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Bud Abbott, Dorothy Ford, Buddy Baer
45. Rose-Marie (1928)
4
1
Rose-Marie
4
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Lucien Hubbard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, James Murray, Creighton Hale, House Peters, Gibson Gowland
46. The Taxi Dancer (1927)
4
1
The Taxi Dancer
4
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry F. Millarde
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Rockliffe Fellowes, Owen Moore, Marc McDermott, Gertrude Astor
47. Circus Rookies (1928)
5
1
Circus Rookies
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Edward Sedgwick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George K. Arthur, Louise Lorraine, Karl Dane, Sydney Jarvis,

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, Writer
Role:
Lou Costello (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Bud Abbott, Gordon Jones, Bobby Barber
I'm the Law (1953)
I'm the Law
As:
Producer
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, George Raft, June Vincent, Lawrence Dobkin, J. Anthony Hughes