FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 6:15 pm

A few weeks ago, we offered the great comedy team of Bud Abbott & Lou Costello doing their most famous routine, "Who's on First?" That went over so well, we're bringin' them back for a very special presentation of their first starring feature film, and one of their funniest.

Bud & Lou - the toast of radio thanks to their performances on the Kate Smith program - had made their film debut a few months earlier as supporting comics in the Alan Jones picture One Night in the Tropics, and reviews were good enough that Universal picked up the team for a service comedy saluting America's first-ever peacetime draft: Buck Privates. Patty, Maxine, & Laverne - the wonderful Andrews Sisters - are around for added laughs, romance, and songs, and Nat Pendleton, Lee Bowman, and Alan Curtis co-star. One of the biggest hits of the year, Buck Privates shot Abbott & Costello into the #1 rank of movie comedy teams and led to a fruitful 15-year association with Universal, as well as films for MGM.

In The Balcony is proud to present this film in beautifully restored High Definition, just for you. You're welcome.

(Universal / 1941 / B&W / 1:33:1 / 85 min.)

Also on the Program

Oh, a lot of fun stuff tonight to augment our feature, including Merrie Melodies cartoons, episode 13 of Holt of the Secret Service, and a few surprises!

Coming Distractions

Don’t touch that dial; in the weeks ahead, we’re presenting such classics as Frankenstein, 42nd Street, Support Your Local Sheriff, and Kiss of Death - plus our first-ever Twist Contest!

(1941, Dir. Arthur Lubin)