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Abbott and Costello


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in a feature film On the Carpet with Brenda Joyce
Jacqueline De Wit , Elena Verdugo Country boy Benny Miller takes a gramophone record course in salesmanship, wins his diploma and sets off for the Big City to become the greatest salesman of all time....
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Unknown: Brenda Joyce
Unknown: Jacqueline de Wit
Unknown: Elena Verdugo
Unknown: Benny Miller
Director: William A. Seiter
John Morrison: Bud Abbott
Tom Chandler: Bud Abbott
Benny Miller: Lou Costello
Ruby: Brenda Joyce
Hazel: Jacqueline de Wit
Uncle Clarence: George Cleveland
Martha Hill: Elena Verdugo
Mom Miller: Mary Gordon
President Van Loon: Pierre Watkin
Pullman conductor: Donald MacBride
Gus: Victor Kilian
Mrs Hendrickson: Margaret Dumont

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