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Directed by Arthur Lubin • 1941 • United States
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman
Comedy legends Abbott and Costello turn the military inside out in this World War II farce about a couple of con men who accidentally enlist in the army to avoid being arrested—only to discover that their drill instructor is the police officer they taunted on the streets of New York. The film that catapulted Abbott and Costello to stardom and made them one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s, this infectiously madcap musical comedy features performances by the Andrews Sisters, introducing their smash hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”