After launching their act on radio, the pair caught the attention of film studio executives -- who were looking for a new Laurel and Hardy -- and soon made their silver-screen debut with One Night in the Tropics (1940). They went on to win over audiences with slapstick fare such as Buck Privates (1941) and Lost in a Harem (1944), proving to be box-office gold. In 1945, the twosome immortalized their classic "Who's on First?" routine in The Naughty Nineties.
Enjoying a short-lived run on television with "The Abbott and Costello Show," the popular duo split in 1957, just two years before Costello's death on March 3, 1959.
This Abbott and Costello horror-comedy flick features the bumbling buddies as railroad baggage clerks who receive a strange shipment -- the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. Trouble is they're still alive! When the deadly duo escape to a remote island, Abbott and Costello follow their trail and find not only the two ghouls, but also a mad scientist who wants to switch Costello's brain with that of Frankenstein's monster.
- Funniest Routines: Vol. 1
- Abbott & Costello: Africa Screams
- Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy
- Behind the Burly Q
- Hollywood's Classic Comedy Teams
- Flying / Cowboy / Sarong / Who Done It?
- Best of Abbott & Costello: Vol. 3
- The Abbott & Costello Show
- Abbott & Costello: "Las Vegas"
- Abbott & Costello: Colgate Comedy Hour
- Best of the Abbott & Costello Comedy Hour
- The Best of Abbott and Costello: Vol. 4