Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1953

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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This was the last in a string of spoofs that found the comedy duo tangling with various classic Universal Studios monsters. In this case, Slim (Bud Abbott) and Tubby (Lou Costello) play American detectives who cross wits with Dr. Henry Jekyll (Boris Karloff) in Edwardian-era London when they visit to compare techniques with their British counterparts. Meanwhile, Dr. Jekyll is conducting the usual lab experiments on animals before injecting himself with serum, transforming into the vicious Mr. Hyde and launching a killing spree against fellow doctors who scoffed at him. Slim and Tubby participate in the ensuing investigation, and havoc breaks out when Tubby himself is injected, with predictable results. Karloff lends gravity to the film, but by the time this one followed up earlier efforts like Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, the team had mostly exhausted the series' comic possibilities.

Cast

Boris Karloff
as Dr. Henry Jekyll
Helen Westcott
as Vicky Edwards
Craig Stevens
as Bruce Adams
Reginald Denny
as Inspector
Henry Corden
as Javanese Actor
Marjorie Bennett
as Militant Woman
Judith Brian
as Woman on Bike
Gil Perkins
as Man on Bike
Hilda Plowright
as Nursemaid
Harry Cording
as Rough Character
Eddie Parker
as Mr. Hyde Stunt Double
Donald Kerr
as Chimney Sweep
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Critic Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Audience Reviews for Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • May 23, 2008
    Corney as hell but I loved them.
    Barry L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2008
    Should have been better, I love when A & C meet monsters, but this is probably one of the lesser of their monster films.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2006
    A classic comedy. The duo of Abbot and Costello bring us the laughs again in this film. This time they get their antics mixed up with Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde. The film is a joy to watch and is full of laughs. This comedy is still funny to watch to this day.
    Corey n Super Reviewer

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