The Colgate Comedy Hour
*4 Episodes of the Colgate Comedy Hour, a popular live musical variety show with the great Comedy Team : Martin & Lewis *Bonus Feature: "The Magic Act" A Pantomime: with Red Skelton
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are teamed up for this big-budget, wildly popular series featuring some of their best collaborative performances ever.
This justly famous 1950s television show has Dean Martin's suave, boozy persona hilariously paired with the antic goofiness of Jerry Lewis. Their pitch-perfect routine, honed to comic perfection over the years, is on full display in this third volume of the collection. Digitally Mastered, Interactive Menus, Chapter Selections. Presented in Black & White.
The Abbott and Costello Show, a home release from GoodTimes Video, is actually a vintage episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour, an NBC variety series originally telecast between 1950 and 1955. Celebrated comedy team Bud Abbott and Lou Costello headline this 1954 episode, along with musical guests Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Beryl Davis and Connie Haines.
We all remember when Abbott and Costello met Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, the Invisible Man, The Mummy and even Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But do you remember when Abbott and Costello met The Creature? Yes, it really did happen, not on the big screen but on live television. On Sunday, February 21, 1954 Abbott and Costello hosted NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour.
At the height of the 1950's variety television show craze, the hilarious comedy duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis teamed up for the wildly popular series, "Martin & Lewis Colgate Comedy Hour". This big-budget, highly enjoyable show featured a litany of popular celebrities doing what they do bestï ¢ï¾ ï¾ entertain! Dino croons and Lewis clowns in their best collaborative performances ever, and in each installment, Martin & Lewis are joined by legendary stars.
This collection features the most memorable and iconic personality in all of late night television. It includes 35 rare episodes from favorite television classics like The Johnny Carson Show, The Milton Berle Show, Sid Caesar's Hour, Arthur Godfrey, Colgate Comedy Hour and many more! Stars found in these entertaining programs include Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Mitzi Gaynor, Bing Crosby, Ronald Reagan, Jack Benny and Mel Brooks, to name just a few! Studio 1: Mill Creek EntertainmentVideo Release Date: 2011-08-23
Jimmy Durante is the guest host of this COLGATE COMEDY HOUR installment, which, despite the presence of Sinatra, emphasizes comedy as much as music. The running joke features Frank Sinatra turning up throughout the show (even sitting in the audience at one point) and trying to sing "From Here To Eternity," only to be continually interrupted by Durante.
Included in this four-disc release are five full-length feature films, including Kirk's debut in "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (1946), "My Dear Secretary" (1948), "The Big Trees" (1952), "To Catch a Spy" (1971) and "The Master Touch" (1972); two episodes (one rarely seen) of TV's "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1952); "The Jack Benny Program: The Jam Session Show" (1954); and a Kirk Douglas biography (1991).
Those who lived to see The Colgate Comedy Hour from 1950 through 1955 say that nothing, even today, comes close to this widely popular weekly TV variety show. It was a moment in television history never to be repeated, with hilarious monologues, new comic sketches, and elaborate musical production numbers that were over the top. Along with a roster of comedic giants, such as Fred Allen, Eddie Cantor, Abbot & Costello, and Jimmy Durante, Dean and Jerry brought new material that made their guests even more spontaneous and hilarious.