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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

The comedy team battles it out with the studio's roster of bogeymen in a rambunctious fracas that is funny and, at the same time, spine-tingling. Stalking through the piece to add menace are such characters as the Frankenstein Monster, the Wolf Man and Dracula.

With:
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Lon Chaney Bela Lugosi Glenn Strange Lenore Aubert

The comedy team battles it out with the studio’s roster of bogeymen in a rambunctious fracas that is funny and, at the same time, spine-tingling. Stalking through the piece to add menace are such characters as the Frankenstein Monster, the Wolf Man and Dracula.

Loosely-knit script depicts the Monster growing weak. His master, Dracula, decides to transfer Costello’s brain to the Frankenstein creation. As a lure, the batman uses wiles of Lenore Aubert to soften the fat man and maneuver him into a proper setup.

Through it all runs the Wolf Man as a sympathetic character who tries to warn the heroes against the plot but, unfortunately, proves a bit of a menace himself whenever the moon rises and changes him into a killer.

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Production: Universal. Director Charles T. Barton; Producer Robert Arthur; Writer Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant; Camera Charles Van Enger Editor Frank Gross; Music Frank Skinner Art Bernard Herzbrun, Hilyard Brown

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1948. Running time: 82 MIN.

With: Bud Abbott Lou Costello Lon Chaney Bela Lugosi Glenn Strange Lenore Aubert

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