Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops

Synopsis: Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Charles Lamont
Production: Universal
80 min

to the Bunko Squad.

They won't bother us. I've

got a new deal figured out.

Always a new deal, a new bunch of

suckers and then on the run again.

I can't take it any longer,


No more running.

We're going legitimate.

The cops will be glad to hear that, after

they put you away for a long stretch.

The cops will be looking for

Joe Gorman who no longer exists.


he will be the famous

European director...

Sergei Toumanoff.

How you gonna do this, with mirrors? No.

Nose job, a moustache, a marcel

toupee, that'll do the business.

Well, what about

the directing?

The only directing you've ever done

was to steer some sucker to his bank.

Look, Leota, in Hollywood it isn't what

you are, it's what they think you are.

We'll arrive there with such

a fanfare of publicity...

that every Hollywood bigwig

will roll out the red carpet.

The way you say it,

it sounds wonderful, Joe.

Not my finger.

Hit the head.

Two more suckers.

Hey, just a minute, mister.

I know. You bought the studio

from a man named Gorman.

You're right.

How did you know?

Follow me, sir.

Look at these.

"Cushman Studio. "

"Grant Productions. "

"Struthers Kinema Company. "

"Brent Studios. "

I don't get it.

Willie bought this studio.

I have the bill of sale

right here in my pocket.

They all had a bill of sale.

This plant belongs

to Mr. Thomas A. Edison.

This is the first motion

picture studio ever built.

It dates back to 1893.

It isn't used anymore.

No, but Gorman

used it to swindle Willie.

Now just a minute.

How am I gonna get my $5,000

back to give to my aunt?

You better report it to the Bunko

Squad. Good day and I wish you luck.

Thank you, sir.

What am I gonna tell my aunt?

Tell her anything. It's my own fault

for letting you talk me into this thing.

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