(1947) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, Audrey Young,
George Cleveland, Gordon Jones, William Ching, Pete Thompson,
Bill Clauson, Glenn Strange.
This film may be considered typical Abbott and Costello fare, but it’s
difficult to make such a claim for three reasons — a strong cast headed
by Marjorie Main; a novel twist in the story as the core of the plot; and
the frog-in-the-soup- sequence.
Duke (Abbott) and Wooley (Costello) are salesmen who arrive in a
lawless town. By accident, Costello is accused of killing the town drunk
and is to be hung. However, his saving grace is an existing law which
states that if a man kills someone with a family in a gun duel, the killer
is liable to support that family!
Obviously, that’s what Costello undertakes under tha auspices of
Abbott. Then comes the first home-cooked meal. Everyone is seated
for dinner and Lou is to consume his soup — yet there is a catch — a
frog is planted in his bowl. This is where the fun begins. The frog
squirms, sasses and drives Lou daffy. Switching the bowl of soup
with Bud does no good as………………………………………………..