The Naughty Nineties on VHS. Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. With Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson, Henry Travers. Directed by Jean Yarbrough. 1945.
From the box:
Featuring Their Famous “Who’s On First” Routine
In this zany musical comedy, Bud plays a ham actor and Lou his dim-witted assistant on the Mississippi showboat, the River Queen.
When the boat docks in St. Louis, Bud and Lou try to rescue Captain Sam from a poker game with three card sharks, but they are too late. The gamblers win a controlling interest in the River Queen and — to Captain Sam’s dismay — set up a crooked casino operation on board.
Before ridding the showboat of the villains, Abbott and Costello perform several of their most famous bits including the hysterical “Who’s on First” dialogues that has become one of the most popular comedy routines ever captured on film.
DVD upgrade: The Best of Abbott & Costello, Vol. 2 (Hit the Ice / In Society / Here Come the Co-Eds / The Naughty Nineties / Little Giant / The Time of Their Lives / Buck Privates Come Home / The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap)
Who’s on First: