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Dance with Me, Henry Details


Dance With Me, Henry was the screen swan song for the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Most of the action takes place in Kiddieland, an amusement park owned by soft-hearted Lou Henry (Costello). An inveterate collector of strays, Lou has adopted orphaned kids Shelley (Gigi Perreau) and Duffer (Rusty Hamer), and has also provided a safe harbor for chronic gambler Bud Flick (Abbott). Bud's enormous gambling debts bring Lou under the scrutiny of gangster Big Frank (Ted De Corsia), who in turn is being monitored by DA Proctor (Robert Shayne). When Proctor is murdered, Lou finds himself the number one suspect. The film concludes with a riotous chase through the carnival grounds, with Bud and Lou just a few steps ahead of the bad guys. Both Abbott and Costello seem tired and worn out in Dance With Me, Henry, but a few bright moments manage to seep through the malaise of moldy old jokes and half-hearted sight gags. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Lou Costello
as Lou Henry
Bud Abbott
as Bud Flick
Mary Wickes
as Miss Mayberly
Ted de Corsia
as Big Frank
Ron Hargrave
as Ernie
Sherry Alberoni
as Bootsie
Frank Wilcox
as Father Mullahy
Robert Shayne
as Proctor
John Cliff
as Knucks
Phil Garris
as Mickey
Walter Reed
as Drake
Eddie Marr
as Garvey
Gil Rankin
as McKay
Gigi Perreau
as Shelley


Charles Barton
Devery Freeman
William Kozlenko
Screen Story
Leslie Kardos
Screen Story
George Robinson
Paul Dunlap
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Golden