Sunday, June 3, 2012

Here Come The Co-Eds

Here Come The Co-Eds
Release Date: February 2, 1945
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peggy Ryan, Martha O'Driscoll, June Vincent, Bill Stern, Lon Chaney Jr., and Donald Cook

     Bud Abbott and Lou Costello go at it again!!! This was the headline to almost every single movie that they came out with next... And again and again. The team worked wonderfully together, and made Slap-Stick humor amazing. It was said that Bud Abbott got the most money out of the team, due to the fact that he was the serious, straight man of the duo. And we can all imagine how hard his job must have been. I cannot imagine working with Costello and NOT laugh during any skit.

     The movie begins with Bud Abbott, playing Slats McCarthy and Lou Costello as Oliver Quackenbush. They work at dance escorts in the beginning of the film and end up working at an all girls school. Oliver finds love for a woman and basketball. And again, they have laugh out loud comedy skits that will make you fall out of your seat. But watch as Mr. Costello plays basketball (that's right, at the girls school), and also wrestles a huge man. Costello become an athlete when the school is in jeopardy of being shut down. This movie is a little bit of a musical too, which a lot of movies back then had musical numbers in them. So it is not like your regular musical. But the movie is a regular laugh, which you can find in any Abbott and Costello movies. My favorite things in the movie is the way Costello runs with a helmet on, how he tells a joke that every school boy knows, the way Abbott slaps Costello, and also the way Costello says "Positions Girls, Positions!"

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