Watch: Dance With Me, Henry 1956 123movies, Full Movie Online – Bud and Lou are the owners of the amusement park Kiddieland. Bud, a compulsive gambler, gets in trouble with the mob, and Lou finds himself struggling to keep his adopted children. When Bud is forced to make a shady deal, Lou tries to arrange a deal with the DA, but winds up framed for murder..
Plot: Bud and Lou are the owners of the amusement park Kiddieland. Bud, a compulsive gambler, gets in trouble with the mob, and Lou finds himself struggling to keep his adopted children. When Bud is forced to make a shady deal, Lou tries to arrange a deal with the DA, but winds up framed for murder.
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final A & C, worth seeing
the marx brothers and laurel and hardy and their fans suffered thru mediocre final films and Abboott & Costello were no different.
DANCE WITH ME, HENRY (title and tune based upon an early Etta James cover of a hank Ballard tune) has none of those records’ energy but it is certainly more energetic – and better – than the critics have said it was.
number one: the story, although overly sentimental, is fun (Lou is a kind of local “pied piper” and protector of “lost” kids, always ducking and dodging the local social workers) but our heros get a chance to do a little more *acting* (Bud is effective as a real down and outer, not the usual conniver).
directed by SUPERMAN (TV) Director Charles Barton. and if U R a fan of the Danny Thomas Show, you’ll see Rusty Hamer, a year or so before it premiered!
“Tell them I bruise easy.”
Sad, very sad. I was a big time Abbott and Costello fan as a kid growing up in the Fifties, never missing an opportunity to catch one of their films on TV. The ‘Monster’ films were the best and they had others that entertained, but “Dance With Me, Henry” was a disappointing swan song. I never saw this one before today, so maybe my judgment would be a little different if I had some wistful memory of it from back in the day. Just about everything that made the comedy team click is missing here. There’s no snappy dialog, none of the familiar routines, and the pair are completely out of character from their previous pairings. Lou is cast as a good guy, an adoptive Dad who’s trying to raise a couple of kids while running an amusement park called Candyland. Bud on the other hand is an alcoholic and a gambler, so right out of the gate there’s no basis for the type of comedy that the boys built their careers on. Occasional forays into slapstick get muddled by the story line involving gangsters and the murder of a district attorney, not exactly the kind of light hearted fare that A&C fans would have been used to. The picture is at it’s best near the finale when a boat load of youngsters get involved in frustrating the bad guys at Candyland and saving the day for Lou and his young wards. The young boy Duffer I immediately recognized as Rusty Hamer from the Danny Thomas series ‘Make Room For Daddy’. Checking the IMDb profile for Gigi Perreau, daughter Shelley in the story, I was surprised to see that she’s still active with a film credit as recently as 2011. If you’re an Abbott and Costello fan, I wouldn’t try to steer you away from the movie because it’s not terrible, it’s just not very entertaining. Personally, I’ll keep my fond memories of the boys from their earlier pictures where they delighted millions of fans all over the world.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 19 min (79 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Charles Barton
Writer Devery Freeman, William Kozlenko, László Kardos
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm