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Dance With Me, Henry

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Dance With Me, Henry

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
79 minutes
performer:
Lou Costello, Mary Wickes
director:
Charles Barton
distributor:
MGM/UA Home Video
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C

This new-to-video picture don’t quite measure up to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein or The Time of Their Lives. In Dance With Me, Henry, Lou Costello is a kindhearted amusement park owner who gets involved with gangsters and, in a sentimental subplot, orphaned kids. The idea, it seems, was to humanize the comedians, but after a while you miss the nasty edge (i.e., Bud slapping Lou around) of the team’s early work. C

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