Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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It seems that Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), in league with a beautiful but diabolical lady scientist (Lenore Aubert), needs a "simple, pliable" brain with which to reactivate Frankenstein's creature (Glenn Strange). The "ideal" brain belongs to the hapless Lou Costello, whom the lady doctor woos to gain his confidence and lure him to the operating table. Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.), better known as the Wolf Man, arrives on the scene to warn Costello and his pal Bud Abbott of Dracula's
Jun 15, 1948 Wide
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This is the best of the boys' efforts, allowing them to go for the nyuks yet never diminishing the standing of the classic Universal Studios monsters that figure in its plot.
While the the film is representative of the absolute worst of Universal horror... it is one of the very best Abbott and Costello vehicles.
It's ridiculous, of course, but the combination of classic monsters, dizzy sets and some of Bud and Lou's funniest bits make it a keeper.
The comedy duo's finest onscreen hour comes in the shape of this wonderful horror spoof which also unites all of Universal's scariest horror heroes under the same cinematic roof.
A little bit of going through the motions with this horror spoof but fans will enjoy
After this film's considerable success at the box office, Abbott and Costello made seven more pictures in which they 'met' Hollywood monsters, but none were as lively and entertaining as this one.
THE best of Abbott and Costello's zany films, this time with Lugosi and Chaney playing their monsters seriously, which makes A&C's reactions hilarious.
Classic horror movie spoof.
The best of all the 35 Abbott and Costello movies made between 1940 and 1956.
One of the funniest comedies in the couple's long series of films that use Universal's classic horrors.
A classic mixture of horror and comedy, one of the best in this genre and one of A&C's finest moments.
Superior Abbott and Costello vehicle with great Bela Lugosi Dracula performance.
Even contemporary audiences can't help but laugh at this.
One of the duo's most crowd-pleasing adventures.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein shows off both the comedy team and the monsters at their best, ranking in my book with Ghostbusters as one of the best horror-comedies ever.
...much of it is silly, but I think you'll find it as entertaining now as I did fifty years ago.
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