Original Australian Daybill Poster The World Of Abbott And Costello
The World of Abbott and Costello is a 1965 American compilation film directed by Sidney Miller and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. As mentioned above, this film is a compilation of scenes from eighteen films that Abbott and Costello made for Universal Pictures between 1941 and 1955. Comedian Jack E. Leonard provides the narration. A year earlier, MGM Pictures released a compilation film, MGM's Big Parade of Comedy, which includes a scene from the Abbott and Costello film, Rio Rita. The World of Abbott and Costello was theatrically released by Universal Pictures in 1965 as part of a double feature with McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force. At the time of release, Lou had previously died on March 3, 1959 and Bud Abbott had been enduring financial difficulties but found work providing the voice to a cartoon version of the Hanna-Barbera animated series The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show.