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.

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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