[DVD Review] Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

[Editor's note: This edition of Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is available exclusively through the WB Shop, whereas the Amazon link will take you to resellers.]

Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello entertained the masses. They were successful on stage, radio, film and television. Their legendary “Who’s on First?” routine is considered the crowning jewel of their comic collaboration. They have appeared in many movies including 1952’s musical comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd. The film also features renowned thespian Charles Laughton who reprises his role of Captain Kidd from the 1945 film of the same name.

This film is about two inept tavern workers, Oliver (Costello) and Rocky (Abbott) who are assigned the task of delivering a love letter from a young girl to a tavern singer. That same night, the notorious pirate Captain Kidd happens to be dining at the tavern. Oliver waits on him and accidentally mixes the love letter with a treasure map of Skull Island Kidd has in his possession. Oliver and

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