Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.
This film provided the only instance in the career of Abbott and Costello wherein Bud Abbott received a solo spot, revealing his comedic talents apart from serving as 'straight man' to Lou Costello. The magician act he and Costello perform with William Demarest as their victim broke tradition by allowing the team to work separately as comics using a third as their straight man.
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola:
I'll go up there into that temple. I'll face danger.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: I knew you would.
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: I don't care if the boogeyman's in there.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: Thatta boy.
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: There's only one thing I want you to do.
Algernon 'Algy' Shaw: What's that?
Wellington Pflug, aka Moola: Talk me out of it.
During the drink switching scene between Lou Costello and Whaba, Lou Costello tricks Whaba into thinking that he switched the glasses when in fact he didn't. The two take a drink and put their glasses down, but in the very next shot, the glasses are back in their hands.
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