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Abbott and Costello


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in Lost in Alaska
The first in a short season of films featuring one of the most popular comedy teams in Hollywood's history with Mitzi Green , Tom Ewell Bruce Cabot
When San Francisco firemen George Bell and Tom Watson rescue gold prospector Nugget Joe McDermott from drowning their troubles really begin.
Although he has a two-million-dollar fortune in gold, Joe has been crossed in love by dance hall girl Rosette and he's determined to end it all.


Unknown: Mitzi Green
Unknown: Tom Ewell
Unknown: Bruce Cabot
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Nugget Joe
Unknown: Martin A. Ragaway
Unknown: Leonard Stern
Producer: Howard Christie
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Tom Watson: Bud Abbott
George Bell: Lou Costello
Rosette: Mitzi Green
Nugget Joe: Tom Ewell
Jake Stillman: Bruce Cabot

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