|Who Done It? (1942)
Run Time: 75 min. | b/w
Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Bendix
Genres: Comedy | Mystery
A real murder occurs during a mystery show radio broadcast, so Bud and Lou pretend to be detectives, but the killer thinks they really know “who done it.” Lots of laughs, plus a terrific cast.
|Did you know:
1. Contains two references to Bud Abbott and Lou Costello’s classic baseball routine, “Who’s on First.” Lou’s exclamation, “Next you’ll be telling me Watt’s on second base,” tops off his watts/volts exchange with Bud. When they later turn on a radio and hear “Who’s on First” they promptly turn it off in disgust.
2. This was the first Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film that did not contain musical numbers. As a result, it was shortest film that they had made to date.
3.Radio actor Walter Tetley, who plays the elevator operator who perpetually gets the best of Lou Costello in this film, would go on to become the voice of “Sherman” in the “Mr. Peabody” cartoons in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
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