Pardon My Sarong (1942)

“Go ahead and back up…” Synopsis: A pair of fugitive bus drivers (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello) accompany a yachtsman (Robert Paige) and his rival (Virginia Bruce) on a trip towards an uncharted South Seas island where a villain (Lionel Atwill) is searching for treasure. Genres: Abbott and Costello Films At Sea Comedy Fugitives Hidden […]

Hold That Ghost (1941)

“It’s gonna be a pleasure to take you boys for a ride…” Synopsis: A pair of bumbling gas station attendants (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello) inherit a house with hidden treasure from a gangster (William Davidson) whose rivals are desperate to find the loot. Genres: Abbott and Costello Films Comedy Hidden Treasure Inheritance Old Dark […]

Ghost Catchers (1944)

“If you should hear noises, ignore them — they’re nothing, nothing at all!” Synopsis: Nightclub performers Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson try to unravel the mystery of a haunted house being rented by a southern colonel (Walter Catlett) and his two musical daughters (Gloria Jean and Martha O’Driscoll), who are due to make their debut […]

Hellzapoppin’ (1941)

“It’s a picture about a picture about Hellzapoppin.” Synopsis: Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson make a movie based on their Broadway play about a love triangle between a poor but proud musician (Robert Paige), his wealthy love interest (Jane Frazee), and her fiance (Lewis Howard). Genres: Comedy Elisha Cook Jr. Films Fantasy Love Triangle Musicals […]

Black Girl/La Noire de… (1966)

“Why am I here? Am I a nursery maid or a housemaid?” Synopsis: A young Senegalese woman (Mbissine Therese Diop) suffers from debilitating depression when she’s sent to France to work as a housemaid for her heartless employers (Anne-Marie Jelinek and Robert Fontaine). Genres: Africa Downward Spiral French Films Race Relations Servants, Maids, and Housekeepers […]